Seniors Enjoy Mountain Resort Town


Welcome to Crestline, California population 11,000 —the closest mountain resort town to major cities of Southern California. At scenic Lake Gregory in the San Bernardino Mountains, senior visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, sunbathing and water-slides. San Bernardino is 14 miles away.

Senior fitness buffs will find a  variety of hiking and biking trails, and Lake Gregory is ringed by a state-of-the-art fitness trail with exercise stations. The area is a mecca for bird watchers with a throng of species.

Shoppers will find unique stores in the historic Old Town area and along Lake Drive in Crestline. And for you gourmets, Crestline has a wide range of choices to appease your palate.

Seniors Enjoy Natural Beauty Around Crestline


Visitors who plan to stay for a while will find excellent accommodations at the local inns or lodging in rental cabins that are offered throughout the area. So, consider a visit to Crestline to enjoy its natural beauty and take an easy break from the heat and congestion of nearby California towns.

You will be welcomed on your visit to Crestline and Lake Gregory. The Crestline Chamber of Commerce sponsors fishing derbies at the lake, so toss in your fishing rod. Dragon Boat races are also highly popular on the Lake.

While Crestline is only a 20-minute drive from San Bernardino, senior visitors will find what seems like a whole different world. The temperature is at least 20 degrees cooler than down the mountain, and there are four distinct seasons.


Lake Gregory Regional Park offers a great place to escape the summer heat of Southern California. The lake’s surface is at an elevation of 4,550 feet and the ridges around the lake climb up to a thousand feet. Take a hike to Heart Rock, in the Valley of Enchantment. It is one of Crestline’s natural wonders. The Heart Rock hike is an easy 1-mile round trip along a creek through the forest.

 Seniors Hike To Heart Rock Waterfall


Heart Rock Waterfall, which is also known as Seeley Creek Falls, is located in Crestline at the end of a roughly 1 mile each way hike. The waterfall is beautiful as it stands around 25 feet; however the true draw of this hike is the fact that the waterfall has an almost perfect cut out of a heart right alongside it.

The heart itself looks small in the photos, but could easily hold two adults in each of its halves. Senior visitors will find this little gem nestled in the scenic San Bernardo mountains. Visitors from Southern California come to Lake Gregory to enjoy the refreshing mountain air.


Folks enjoy shopping in Crestline’s unique stores or staying in lodges and vacation rentals that surround the lake. Ongoing events include fishing derbies, the Mountain Fun Runners Car Show, the Redlands Bicycle Classic and a new paragliding competition that is being planned for the summer.

So set your GPS for Crestline where you will find great hospitality and legendary landscape.  -jeb

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