Far away, close to home.
Recent Land History
Preface: Splitrock and its current founders are merely caretakers of this amazing land and wish to share its fertile abundance, radiant energy, and inspiring beauty.
Fallbrook and the land on which Splitrock sits was originally settled by the Luiseño indigenous people from which the current Pala Band descended. Spanish arrived in the late 1700s, with the first settlement recorded in 1846. Westerners began moving in in the late 1800s into the 1920s as the region became known for tree farming, beginning with olives.
The land under Splitrock has shown no signs of early settlement (so far). The first evidence of settlement was a homestead built in the 1920s that housed a nudist colony. The center of Splitrock is still hidden from view from any neighboring homes due to the steep layers of hills. The nudists were self-sustaining on the abundant land, but eventually the land transformed into an avocado grove helping Fallbrook become the Avocado Capital of the World.
Splitrock was part of a 160-acre avocado farm that prospered from 1970 to 2017, generating over one-million pounds of avocados per year until the previous until escalating water costs forced them to turn-off. 101 acres of the 160 was purchased in 2021 with plans to harvest the dead avocado trees for firewood and replant with organic, sustainable crops such as grapes, citrus trees, and flowers.
Splitrock’s attraction comes from its unique groves, magnificent granite boulders, and sweeping vistas. Mixed within the avocado groves are several ancient groves and solitary trees that include 200 foot tall pines, hundreds of old oaks, and soaring palms. Freckled throughout the hillsides are thousands of humongous granite boulders, offering a prehistoric feel to the landscape. Above all, Splitrock offers unrivaled views. Ocean views stretch from La Jolla, across the North County Beaches to the nature preserve of Camp Pendleton. To the northeast are views of near 11K foot snowy peaks or San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, with rolling hills of De Luz and Fallbrook in the foreground.
SPLITROCK FARM & RETREAT
39032 Harris Trail, Fallbrook, CA 92028