The Heart Rock Hike
Heart Rock, in the Valley of Enchantment (shown below) is one of
Crestline's natural wonders.
The Heart Rock hike is an easy 1-mile round trip along a creek through the forest. From
Old Town at the top of Crestline, go down Lake Drive toward Lake Gregory. As you begin
down the hill, Highway 138 will veer off on your left with a sign for Silverwood Lake.
Take Highway 138 past the second stop sign. In approximately one-half mile, you will see
the entrance to Camp Seeley (featured in the 1998 Disney movie, "The Parent
Trap"). Turn left on the camp road and stay to the left, not going into the
camp. Drive one-half mile to a small turnout before a locked gate. In the turnout you will
see a sign for the Seeley Creek Trail and Heart Rock. The trail winds gradually down a
creek through the forest for one-half mile. At the bottom of the trail there is a large
pool in which people swim during the summer. However, before you go down the steep trail
to reach the pool, walk around an outcropping of rocks to the right at the top of a cliff
and you will see a beautiful natural sighta large heart-shaped pool that has been
carved into a solid rock cliff by the force of water. A waterfall often flows year-round
next to the heart, and when Seeley Creek is full, the waterfall also flows through the
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