Devil's Slide to Saddle Junction Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idyllwild, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Idyllwild, CA: Take the Fern Valley Road northeast towards Humber Park. Proceed to the parking area in Humber Park located on the east side of the community of Fern Valley.
Pretty nice trail, strenuous but not too bad, great workout.
Beautiful views; fun hike
I hiked this trail as part of my trek to Tahquitz summit. As a standalone hike to go visit the junction, it is a good one. I saw a rattlesnake on the way back, uphill from the trail and stretched out. Just a reminder to keep watch as you hike.
This trail is best hiked in the early morning hours. Sections of the trail are quite exposed. It is a great jumping off point to many trails once you reach the junction including access to the PCT.
one of my best trails, moderately hard, but the view as you go p is beautiful. once you are at the junction, there are so many other trails you can explore on.
This was my second trip up the Devil's Slide Trail. From the trailhead to Saddle Junction is about 2.66 miles. I added another 1.5 miles by heading south along the PCT to Chinquapin Flats. Had lunch there and then headed back. I ended up with 8.11 miles for the day. The Devil's Slide Trail is certainly challenging and offers "almost" grueling switchbacks. The portion of the PCT I took was easy to moderate (at times). Great morning hike! The Tahquitz Peak Lookout is only another half mile SW on the South Ridge Trail.