Idyllwild, CA Trails and Parks

Idyllwild has 74 trails in the vicinity, including 49 hiking trails and 25 for climbing. These trails range from 2 to 66 miles in length. The most popular trails are Red Tahquitz, Devils Slide Trail to Tahquitz Peak and Fuller Ridge to San Jacinto Peak Trail. Trails.com member Ric M. recently completed Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail.
  • Red TahquitzView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 to 5.5 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This rewarding trip visits the highlights of the San Jacinto Mountains’ rich forests and verdant meadows, one of the most well-watered and scenic ...

  • San Jacinto PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Climbing  
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Clean, white granite boulders, rock climbing, fabulous views. And the largest pine cones you’ll probably ever see. John Muir called the view ...

  • Tahquitz Peak TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The South Ridge Trail is the “easy” way to get to Tahquitz Peak, depending upon who you talk to. Generally, this route is hotter and dryer than ...

  • Fuller Ridge to San Jacinto Peak TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    •  7 hours or overnight backpack into Little Round Valley
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is nicely wooded. At the wilderness boundary, signs say that a wilderness permit is needed to continue beyond 1.5 miles ahead. This ...

  • Devils Slide Trail to Tahquitz PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Devils Slide Trail is the second most popular trail in the San Jacinto Wilderness, with only the Palm Springs Tramway Trail to Round Valley ...

  • Sheep Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  8.5 hours
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a harsh desert trail. The elevation gain and distance are misleading; you and your pets will feel as if you have doubled both mileage ...

  • Antsell RockView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Desert Divide is a remote and lonely mountain backbone running south from San Jacinto and Tahquitz Peak to CA 74. Antsell Rock is the jewel ...

  • Tahquitz PeakView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Tahquitz Peak (pronounced by those in the know as “talk wish”) celebrates a legendary demon who, in the oral tradition of the Cahuilla Indians, ...

  • San Jacinto Peak: The Middle WayView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  9 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    The San Jacinto Mountains, like many other units of the Peninsular Ranges (and much of the Sierra Nevada to the north) have gradually sloping ...

  • Tahquitz Peak Via South Ridge TrailView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail trip climbs the steep south ridge to Tahquitz Peak, zigzagging up through stands of Je?rey pine, white ?r, and live oak, with chinquapin ...

  • Ernie Maxwell Scenic TrailView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an ideal family trip—climbing gently most of the way. The Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail, named for the late Idyllwild conservationist and ...

  • Desert DivideView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    **NOTE** - This area burned in the 2013 Mountain Fire. As of 2016, the PCT along the Desert Divide remains closed. Check with the Idyllwild Ranger ...

  • Lily RockView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The front walls of Lily Rock are no place for anyone not trained in climbing techniques. But for hikers who want to climb this striking natural ...

  • Tahquitz Peak Via Saddle JunctionView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Tahquitz Peak (8,846 feet) is the southern citadel of the San Jacinto high country. Its granite spurs and steep battlements rise impressively ...

  • CarambaView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    **NOTE** - This area burned in the 2013 Mountain Fire. As of 2016, the trail remains closed east of Saddle Junction. Check with the Idyllwild ...

  • Tahquitz ValleyView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This area burned in the 2013 Mountain Fire. As of 2016, the trail remains closed east of Saddle Junction. Check with the Idyllwild Ranger Station ...

  • Humber Park-Round Valley LoopView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    **NOTE** - This area burned in the 2013 Mountain Fire. As of 2016, the Willow Creek Trail remains closed. Check with the Idyllwild Ranger Station ...

  • Jean Peak and Marion MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Edmund Taylor Perkins had a special way of immortalizing the women in his life. He named mountains for them. When the tall, good-looking topographer ...

  • San Jacinto Peak From Humber ParkView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip takes the most direct and the most traveled route from Idyllwild to the summit. It is an arduous 7-mile pull, but one of the most scenic ...

  • Skunk Cabbage MeadowView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This area burned in the 2013 Mountain Fire. As of 2016, the trail remains closed east of Saddle Junction. Check with the Idyllwild Ranger Station ...

  • San Jacinto Peak From IdyllwildView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip makes use of the Deer Springs Trail to ascend San Jacinto Peak, then loops around and back through Wellman and Strawberry Cienegas ...

  • Strawberry-Saddle LoopView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Although bordered by desert and semi-arid hill country, the San Jacintos are a particularly lush mountain range. Nowhere is this more evident ...

  • Suicide RockView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Suicide Rock (7,528 feet) is an outcropping of white granite that juts from the south slope of Marion Ridge, high above Strawberry Valley. Legend ...

  • Webster TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an ideal outing for a cool winter or spring day. You start under Je?rey pines and live oaks, drop down slopes covered with chaparral ...

  • San Jacinto Peak Via Marion Mountain TrailView Trail Details

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    Idyllwild, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the shortest way to climb San Jacinto Peak from the southwest slope. The ?rst 2.25 miles are the most strenuous; you gain 2,200 feet ...