Explore the most popular birding trails in San Bernardino National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
13 hours ago

Really fun and easy trail for our Jeep w 3inch lift!

Beautiful experience
As I expected
The fall was amazing :(
But I got hurt.

1 day ago

beautiful trail!!!

Great time of year to go the flowers are in bloom!!!

2 days ago

It was good. Trail was good. Some trash in places. I left my trash bag on the counter at home. Lots of people. The drive up here was just as good as the hike.

Beautiful trail. Prolly 93% of the trail is shaded. Most of the inclined stuff happens before the first mile. After that it's pretty easy. This was my first hiking experience. Me and my wife loved it! I would say it's more than 6 miles tho. Took us 2.5 hours but we chilled at the top for 20 minutes to enjoy the views. Brought 2L of water and drank it all. I hiked it in chucks but I do not recommend doing that =p

Excellent hike. Not too steep, well maintained trail. Not sure exactly where All Trails has the end though to come up with 6.4 miles. Deep Creek Day Use Area is about 2.4 miles in (4.8 miles). Or keep going up the PCT and there's a lovely bridge 3.4 miles in. Aztec Falls is about a mile or 1.5 in & down 1 of 2 steep trails. Definately recomend AWD for the rocky road in. Looks like you're not supposed to be there past the 1st gate but its fine & Google maps says you have arrived well before the parking area.

This is not a hike, this a dirt road, no shadow, no view, no fun.

You can drive the gravel road from the 38 to the trailhead, which saves you a rather boring stretch of hiking. 4WD in dry conditions not required. And, for as far as we could find out, no permit required to park at the trailhead either.

The rim 10/15 mins before the actual summit gives you the best views to the south (San Gorgonio) and north (Big Bear lake + Mojave desert). All in all a decent hike and we definitely had a good time being away from the crowds (we saw ~10 people in total).

The trail took us 3hrs to the top and 2hrs down.

Although we are currently not in the best shape :)... we are experienced hikers and we felt that this trail was actually quite exhausting. Perhaps this was mainly due to a big part of the trail being groomed with rocks that are precisely the wrong size... rather easy to stumble on them... Too small to jump from rock to rock (alpine style) and too big to provide an even (gravel) surface... We suspect that it would have been a lot better if the trail wasn't groomed at all.

For mountainbikers: there's about 5 fallen trees over the trail, but easy to cross when lifting your bike. Some parts will be rather challenging to climb: steep and a bit loose rocks.

Loved this hike, beautiful views, friendly people, and great exercise! I was glad I brought my walking stick as it was quite rocky in places.

First time hiking and loved it. Beautiful views.. Rocky but durable. Will do it again. And I’m 63.. Feel so proud

4 days ago

You can’t park at Camp Seeley exactly, but if you keep driving past it where the heart rock trail sign points, you can park on the dirt turnouts along the road. I don’t believe any parking pass was needed. The trail itself was beautiful, I loved the way the trees smelled and it wasn’t crowded at all considering I went later in the day. It’s a very easy trail with a really beautiful treasure at the end.

4 days ago

It’s a very short and easy hike until you get to the bottom of the falls and cross the water if you want to get up closer to the falls. Climbing those rocks can be a little steep but manageable for most people. There was quite a few bits and pieces of trash on this trail and at the falls. When I got to the top there was a group of young males smoking weed and leaving their trash behind. I guess easier hikes attract this type of crowd. Don’t forget your $5 adventure pass(got mine at local big 5). There was a free dirt parking lot behind the paved parking lot but I didn’t know if it would be okay to park there even though the toll booth was closed? Not sure, but better to be safe.

Very nick nature trail. Lots of water and rocky terrain. Fun day!

7 days ago

Most of the hike consists of walking carefully on top of rock but the destination is worth it. Good workout as well.

Once you get to the Grandview you won’t regret it! It’s such a beautiful view. The trail is moderate and I recommend the adventure.

rock climbing
9 days ago


Great trail. Perfect for our 5 and 6 year old daughters. They loved it.

Super good trail! Beautiful view of lake! Once on top of the overlook,beautiful view of valley

12 days ago

One of my favorite hikes to take the kiddies on!

12 days ago

Did this hike with my kids after school. It was a great little hike for them. Plan on going back soon.

trail running
14 days ago

Great scenic trail. Single track on edge of mountain. Terrain is great.

16 days ago

We couldn't find where to start. We were at where the map said but there was no where to park at all so we left.

Very rocky! A lot of graffiti but nonetheless beautiful waterfall

16 days ago

This use to be an awesome place to swim but douche bag idiots have destroyed it with trash and graffiti. Such a shame.

Awesome trail did this on 4/4/18 it was a bit challenging at rimes but well worth the view at the end. give yourself time to enjoy before you have to go back down.

Hiked this trail 2 weeks age and the trail was snow bound last mile or so. Dry Lake was completely snow bound. Beautiful! Yesterday’s hike was completely different. Just traces of snow on the trail only at the very top and The snow was completely gone up top. Dry lake was wet again. Beautiful! Very good time to hike this trail. Sun was out, but there was a cool breeze making it very comfortable!

I live very near this trail and run the Heart Rock Cleanup page on FB. When we first moved here the trail was heavily marred with graffiti and heavily trashed. We now organize a community cleanup at least once a year to keep everything under control. It is an ongoing struggle but well worth it. If you see graffiti on the trail, please take a picture and let us know on FB. It will be removed as soon as the opportunity arises. Please do your part to help by packing out what you pack in and picking up others trash along the way.
The trail itself is easily traversed with beautiful scenery! Enjoy!

Not so much a workout, but a riverbed of river rock to walk through. When u find the general area, park and cross the water and riverbed. Just keep to the left and u will come across the main starting point. Its a short vertical climb to reach the waterfall. A lot of people at the fall. Little caves here and there to explore. Nothing too interesting though. Don't forget the parking pass at the ranger station down the road.

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