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Great trail we went with our 2.5 yo that was able to do the bulk of the trail and we we're able to carry her the rest of the way.

Excellent trail - not difficult at all beyond the distance. Great scenery at the Heart of Rocks Loop. Pleasant along the way with some open, hilly terrain and other forested terrain. Great place to get away from things and take some pics without pushing oneself too hard with a tough climb.

Simply beautiful

backpacking
29 days ago

Great views as you near the loop of Heart of Rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

loved it. definitely not for kids! too many places where they could fall.

easy enough for a 5 year old. plenty of water and pools. dogs loved it, we loved it. Trail ends at another trail heading to Burro saddle

It is a 4 when water is in the creek it would be a 5. I would say it is easy to moderate vs just easy. For a first hike for children they definitely need to watch their step.

Very pretty.

Love it!

nature trips
1 month ago

Beautiful, fun and easy hike. There was no water when we went on Sept 23rd, but was still such a nice hike. A little bit of an incline on the way back out, but my husband and I are always taking our kids (2 months, 3, 5, and 7 years old) out for hikes, lake/river swimming and fishing, 4 wheeling and camping trips so they didn't have to hard of a time. We just let them go their own pace. We lucky when it came to other hikers. The parking was great and we seen maybe 4 other party's hiking. We defiantly want to go again.

The first few miles of this trail is absolutely beautiful with some really cool hoodoos and balancing rocks & some really needs caves and grottos. So neat! The first few miles were my favorite— the Trail To inspiration point was not as neat and the Trail was a little overgrown but overall a great hike! Put this one on your list! We weren’t expecting it to be so chilly either so check the weather. We got there around 8:30 am and in the 60s and very windy. We LOVED this one.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy hike. There’s a lot of shade so no matter what time of day you go it’s perfect. There were also a lot of butterflies everywhere you looked.
The heart rock was cute too :)

This was a beautiful trail! I did get lost getting there at first due to missing the sharp left turn to the road that gets you to the trail. We parked right in front of the camp sign but there’s two additional parking areas closer to the actual trail. My specialness went tru a closed gate and it was a nice and easy walk up with a paved trail (FYI). Unfortunately no water, but the rocks were cool to look at. We went back tru the actual trail which I LOVED due to the scenery but I had to take a few breaks since the air was thinner. I’d definitely recommend this trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Returned to Chiricahuas after visiting years ago, and it's still magical. Parked at the visitor center and hiked up Rhyolite Canyon to heart of the rocks. Shaded almost the entire way and very quite. Heart of the Rocks is so awesome! The Duck!

Lunch at Inspiration Point. Saw only one pair of hikers the entire day. 11 miles total by my GPS. Great day! And the Duck!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was awesome, very easy trail. We got there in the even. Enough time to hike the trail see the heart ❤️ rock and explore the trail surrounding. Dried out stream but still worth the drive.

hiking
2 months ago

Brought out full grocery sack of trash and a full backpack full of trash.
Please take your trash with you.
No water in falls, but overall good hike.

Good to hike early spring after some rain. Just down from Heart rock kids can slide on a rock into some cold water.

on Heart Rock Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Went earlier today and it didn’t disappoint me except for the fact there wasn’t any water, but the hike and scenery was amazing. The kids loved it too. Definitely going back but when there’s water.

very nice ran into three bears.

on Heart Rock Trail

walking
2 months ago

Walked Heart rock trail on 7/21/18. Pretty shady. Pretty easy short trail to walk. You have to do a little climbing to see the heart rock. There was water running when we went in July. Unfortunately, there is some graffiti around the heart rock area. So sad.

Fairly uncrowded on the weekday. Nice and relaxing. Fresh air!!! It’s hard to find the beginning of the trail so I suggest not driving there on your own on the first time especially since GPS is spotty. It’s easy to miss the heart rock cuz you have to sort of look over a cliff to find it. Lol. Otherwise it’s a pretty cool site to see.

This is such a great hike for the family! My kids really enjoyed it and took in all the beautiful, lush landscape that surrounded us. We will definitely be back!

hiking
3 months ago

This was a pleasantly surprising hike! It is great to get the family out and about into nature. There are plenty or rock formations, brooks, and tree roots for young ones to climb and explore. Most of the trail is paved but there are places you can go off the beaten path. Depending on the day you will have heavy traffic or light traffic. Either way, it's worth taking the family to see the heart in the rock. I do caution, some vandals did tag rocks with graffiti.

Good enough

We did the Big Loop today and loved it! The weather was perfect so we decided to veer off on the Heart of Rocks Loop as well as Inspiration Point. The hike was challenging, but the views were so worth it! The staff at the Visitor’s Center was very helpful when we arrived, offering a map and information regarding the trails and the shuttle even though they had not opened yet. They were also very friendly when we stopped to buy a souvenir after our hike. I would definitely recommend this hike to others, and we definitely plan to go back!

Nice shaded trail but steep to get to falls. Hard to find trails or where to park.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short hike with some water to get your feet wet. Family friendly with lots of shaded areas to relax.

walking
3 months ago

The trail was nice, and had a lot of shadows. But the entrance was hard to find. You have to go in front of the camp, then follow the pavement until you see a dirt road.

Lots of shade, nice breeze and beautiful. Trail is easy at first but steep towards end. A lot of people. . Not enough water for waterfall in July. Didn’t see the heart rock - don’t know if you have to climb down rocks to see it.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trek with our dog. Some spots required a little extra footwork around trees where the sand was slippery, but neither kids nor adults were phased by this. The temp was perfect for the summertime- breezy and cool. To get to the trailhead, you’ll drive through a camp parking lot over a very shallow creek (at least when we were there) and make a couple windy turns before reaching an open space for several cars to park. The trail is covered in shade with lots of wildflowers and a little stream below the path. You can actually get to the heart in the picture if you climb down from the trail and climb up the rocks.

nice view took my 3 year old he loved it.

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