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Heart Rock Trail – Crestline, California

Waterfall on the Heart Rock Trail

Waterfall on the Heart Rock Trail

The Heart Rock Trail is a great walk through the pine forests near Crestline. The trail itself can be a challenge to find, but once you’re on it, it’s well marked.

The spur that heads down a steep hill to the heart rock is about a half mile from the trailhead. It can be tough to spot, but if you listen for the voices of people who have flocked to it (it can be crowded on summer weekends), you’ll be able to find it. Use caution heading down and be prepared for a scramble on the way back up because that part of the trail is steep.

The namesake of the trail (don’t look at the photos if you want the view to be a surprise) is near a wonderful waterfall with a nearby rock jump for the adventurous types. The jump is only about 10-15 feet high, but make sure to aim carefully as the landing pool isn’t very big. I jumped twice, and little kids were having a great time doing it.

There are a lot of large rocks in and around the stream at the base of the waterfall that make for great picnic spots and photo opportunities.

  • Heart Rock Trail
  • Waterfall on the Heart Rock Trail
  • Heart Rock Trail
  • Creek near the Heart Rock Trail
  • Namesake of the Heart Rock Trail

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Stanfield Marsh Boardwalk – Big Bear Lake, California

The Stanfield Marsh Boardwalk is an easy stroll on a raised boardwalk over the south shore of Big Bear Lake. There are lots of ducks swimming about below and the boardwalk is a popular place for visitors. It’s about 1.5 miles round-trip if you walk the entire boardwalk from end-to-end.

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Alpine Pedal Path – Big Bear Lake, California

Alpine Pedal Path in Big Bear Lake, California

View of Big Bear Lake from the Alpine Pedal Path.

The Alpine Pedal Path is an easy stroll near the north shore of Big Bear Lake. You can start either at the Stanfield Cutoff or the boat launch at the east or at a small dirt parking area just off North Shore Drive near the Solar Observatory at the west end.

The path itself is suitable for joggers, hikers, bikers, children and pets. It’s 100% paved, mostly flat and winds through pine forest, past meadows, a campground and some RV resorts, but you only get a good look at the lake near the east end. The path is about 2.5 miles from end-to-end.

  • Alpine Pedal Path in Big Bear Lake, California
  • Alpine Pedal Path in Big Bear Lake, California
  • Alpine Pedal Path in Big Bear Lake, California
  • Alpine Pedal Path in Big Bear Lake, California
  • Alpine Pedal Path in Big Bear Lake, California
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