Explore the most popular river 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.

Went here on a Friday afternoon, no one else was at Aztec falls, was beautiful and surreal. Very steep hike down to the falls; I basically sat down and scooted whole way down, and climbing up was a bit hard, had to find rocks and branches to pull up on. The falls were very worth it! While hiking on trail by bridge heard a noise, looked down to see a huge rattle snake less than a foot from me! We also saw other small snakea crossing the trail! Easily got to Splinters cabin parking area in Nissian Maxima! Beautiful, would highly recommend! Defiantly check out the waterfall, was the highlight of the hike! Very special when no one else is there! Was weary about some of the reviews stating that there was trash all over by the falls. There were a few cans but that's about it, still very beautiful. One of the best hikes in the area! Very much worth it.

Easy, fun, family trail

Amazing trail! Remember to bring more water than you need the sun gets intense so take your time on the way back. Also I had a blue heeler with me and he did great there and the way back for anyone thinking of bringing your furry kids.

Great place and not too far from Palm Springs. Bought a parking pass for $5 at the visitors center before heading to the mountain. Although the person who checked us in at the gate to the parking area needlessly scratched our parking pass with plenty of free gravel parking. He said it was already crowded at 10 am and we ended up being the only one at the top of the falls trail. Jerk move if you ask me.

Trail is pretty easy until you get further up the trail at the waterfall. Rocks are very slippery and the trail is steep at the end. Be careful and take your time navigating the final approach to the falls because it’s worth it. Such a shame all of the graffiti someone left for everyone there, looks horrible. Aside from that, plenty of shaded areas by the water to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the falls.

Great hike!!! But it’s Splinters trail to PCT. Legit 7 miles of uphill both ways.

Love it

4 days ago

We each brought a trash bag and started collecting litter along the trail

Great family hike.

Had a great time

It’d be a beautiful trail but due to the easy access it’s a local teen hang out which I can ignore, most are nice enough. I was too preoccupied by all the trash left behind to really appreciate my walk. Instead I made a makeshift sack with a towel left behind and collected as many water/Gatorade bottles as I could hold (even crushed and condensed.) they were all over! Floating in the little pools, scattered about the rocks, down the hills, along the trail. Came across a field trip or party of kids with some adults and one of the kids threw a stick toward my dog who was on leash minding her own business, none of the adults said any thing. Besides that there are some steep hills and slippery rocks, so be prepared.

Great hike just peaked Greyback via dollar lake trail on July 3, 2017. Weather was spectacular. Loved this way up better than Vivvian Creek. Longer but not crazy verticle like Vivvian. The best source of water is at the trail divide. Yes there is water at High Meadows but tough to find and tough to get at. Stayed over night at Red campground great spot.

This trail was awesome! i went with my friend we are both beginners and we had a great time jumping in the water is so cold and refreshing. It is a very short hike to get to the main pool we did not go up the whole trail we stopped at the main pool in the pictures and explored downstream a bit I recommend this for hikers age 2-adult I saw a 2 year old trooper there and some older crowds this hike is great for all ages just watch out for rocks and snakes. Also you need a parking pass but I think you purchase them in town somewhere? There was no office there to purchase them and there is no cell service.

It truly is one of the most unique and beautiful trails ever. It's a real oasis. When are you going to get to see that!

off road driving
9 days ago

My husband and I are first time jeepers. This was definitely a fun one for us. There were a couple challenging parts but we did it just fine in our stock Rubicon.

hiking
9 days ago

Great short hike. Family fun with 3 kids ranging toddler to teen. Lots to see along the way. Ladybug season, they were swarming, super cool.

backpacking
9 days ago

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hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful waterfall!! One of my favorites but extremely crowded! I was wondering if anyone has found the hidden falls or climbed to the top of Bonita Falls??

nice trail and easy hike

first hike ever,and loved it,definitely suggest for people to try this one

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Trail head starts on the first dirt road to your right on Pine Ridge Dr. You can park on the street at Weisshorn. It is warm enough now to go swimming in the creek by the waterfalls.

hiking
16 days ago

the hike was super easy. and the view of the waterfall is beautiful when you reachit. there were cute lil wooded cubby spaces you could find for a moment of privacy to hang and take in the nature

I chose to park where the pavement finally ends, and walked in. The road is too rocky for my car, and it’s not a far walk to the trail head. I would recommend going in the cooler months though, because we were surrounded by people who came just to hang out at the river and drink. However, once you continue past the bridge, and go about a mile or so, you’ll find yourself alone with nature again. The trail follows the river from high up on the canyon, but it eventually “ends” at the river, where the water is pooled up — and there’s a sign where you can read about a rare species of toad that lives there. If you do plan to go during the hot months, just remember to bring a hat and plenty of water and you’ll be fine!

An easy/relaxing hike with amazing scenery! I would recommend to give it a go at least once. ❤️

Pretty chill hike until the last downhill bit. But slid down for a bit (really sandy). But getting back up was surprisingly not a big deal. Hiked at night which was not be original plan, but turned out to be really beautiful. The hit springs at the end are INCREDIBLE. Looking forward to coming back some day. Also, yes, people are nude. It’s fine and friendly.

I definitely miss this trail I really hope they reopen it with a cleaner image, it was definitely one of Rancho's hidden gems.

nature trips
16 days ago

Easy and family friendly hike. It does have a steep ending when you arrive at the end of the trail to get to the lower part of the waterfall. Follow the stream upwards to get to the heart. You have to climb around (left side) the waterfall to get a good view of the heart rock. Follow the trail and it will take you back where you started (:

off road driving
17 days ago

Was a perfect little trail, plenty of areas to explore and even let my sister drive my Jeep to try to off-road (now she wants one) trails are very clean, no graffiti or trash. The last little bit where you come to the water you can either park or if you have the clearance then you can drive down there as well. Even saw some wild trout down at the pond at the end.

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