Tahquitz Peak via Saddle Junction

Idyllwild, California 92549

Tahquitz Peak via Saddle Junction

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"Tahquitz Peak (8828´) is the second major summit in the San Jacinto Mountains after San Jacinto itself. The summit overlooks Idyllwild and is guarded by dramatic granite buttresses, most notably Tahquitz Rock. Tahquitz Peak is named for a legendary evil Cahuilla shaman who eats the souls of the unwary. Hikers use several pronunciations, but the correct Cahuilla pronunciation is “taw-kwish.”"

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Trail Information

Idyllwild
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8.5
Distance
2,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
May-October
Season
Mt San Jacinto State Park
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