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Heart Rock Trail

Cedarpines Park, CA

Heart Rock Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cedarpines Park, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Bell Mountain
5 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

I approached it on the west side so it was probably harder than going up the trail. But I did not want to drive to the east base because there is a lot of broken glass and junk on those dirt roads in the desert. You can park on Choco Rd. (which is paved) and the walk to the mountain. Little Bell mt. is just to the south of Bell mt. which is also a good climb. Bell Mt. is pretty much straight up most of the way. Take a hiking pole because there is a lot of loose rocks and gravel. Overall a good but hard climb. The flag on top is ragged so if I go again I'll take a new flag.

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
12 days ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

The hot springs are so beautiful! There are different levels of heat (they get hotter as you go up) and I love how they look over the rest of the creek. Bring lots of water!!!! :-)

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
15 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing

on Bell Mountain
23 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a great hike, pretty easy on the legs. Easy to lose the trail, but other than that had a blast probably gonna go back soon


1 month ago

backpacking

Great easy hike ... Nice to camp off trail and enjoy the mountain air ...

on Bell Mountain
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Really nice hike!!! We went a total of 2.6 miles round trip. It is super steep and sometimes slippery. It was a nice challenge. The trail is kind of hard to figure out at times, but this app helped a lot! I would say don't bring your little ones on this one!

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
1 month ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

One of our favorite local hikes. Can usually expect a good amount of people.

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
1 month ago

hiking
4 Completed5 Reviews

Easy 2 mile downhill hike to the creek, hot springs are adjacent to the creek. Hot spring water was hot hot, however a little pool has been created to mix the hot water with the slow running creek water making the pool very enjoyable to sit in. The water is clean, clear, and has NO smell! We encountered a few families, a young couple, and 1 respectful nudist. Bring sunscreen! There is a natural drinking water source located behind on the the hot pools which drains out of a copper pipe (very convenient for refills!). Hiking back out of the canyon to the parking lots is all uphill and can be very steep at times. However, it's only 2 miles. Very doable. Note* $5 entrance fee per person (not per vehicle) at the entrance to the parking area. We loved this little adventure and will definitely go again!

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
1 month ago

camping
1 Completed1 Reviews

No public bathrooms, smells so bad I felt like was sleeping in a sewer

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

It was good, kinda kid friendly.

on Bell Mountain
2 months ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Great little hike. Pretty challenging if you're new to hiking or not in the best shape. It's doable though. Just take your time. Trail isn't always clearly defined, but common sense gets you to the top. Beautiful views and plenty of spots to stop for a quick rest if you need it. I definitely will be back to do it again.

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

hiking
64 Completed46 Reviews

Best clothing optional hike that I know of. Moderate hike to hot springs with running, hot water. Great place to chill and relax. Be warned, it's hot, LOTS OF BEES, last 3 miles to the parking lot is uneven dirt, and $5 cash parking. If you do dip in the springs, bring a towel and be prepared to stink until you take a real shower. Still worth all the inconveniences for this unique SoCal experience.

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

The hike is steep and sandy, but the workout is well worth the reward at the end. Plan to get there early so you have enough time to enjoy the springs, you'll want to experience all 6 pools, and won't want it to end! We started back up around 6, and made it to the car around 7, took 4 short breaks on the way up as it can be very strenuous. I recommend this hike to anyone looking to reconnect with the earth and find some relaxation.

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

hiking
6 Completed6 Reviews

Great hike!!! It's a bit of a hike down to the hot springs. We parked at Jess Ranch ($10fee). The hike back is tough... After a day of relaxing and soaking in the sun!!! And yes great nudist spot. Bring plenty of water. Don't forget the sunscreen

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
2 months ago

hiking
4 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing views. Challenging trail at times but very well worth it once u reach the hot springs. Didn't get to go in, FYI remember to bring a bathing suit to strip down to and save ur dry clothes for the hike back. Met some interesting people. Everyone there shares the common interest for the love of nature and adventure. All around good vibe. Definitely will go back and definitely recommend.


3 months ago

awesome hike !!

on Deep Creek Hot Springs Tr...
3 months ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Excellent hike with a lovely reward at the end. Be prepared to see naked parts without getting weird...we all have them and it ain't nothing you have not seen before...so chillax and join the party.

We entered from Bowen Ranch Rd, (no problem with GPS) paid the $5 per person to the pirate who was operating that day, and parked a little ways up the road. CAUTION! If you have a passenger car, consider a different route. The dirt road is very bumpy, rocky, bonky and wonky. I loved it and thought it was a lot of fun, partly because it was not my car getting worked :) We were in my dude's 4x4 truck...he bitched a little along the way hee hee hee.

Pitch the weird off scale trail map provided. It won't really help at all HAHAHA. When you head down the trail, keep to the right and snake around. There will be a weathered sign with two brown posts to direct you around towards the river and hot springs. You'll figure it out eventually.

An easy hike if you are in shape but WEAR GOOD HIKING SHOES. Of course bring water but don't drink the river water unless you want to have really fun stomach problems on your hike back up and leave a brown trail of tears.

Sadly there is a bit of trash everywhere! Who does that? Do the right thing and pack it out with you if you can reach it without rolling down a ravine.