Lake Filmor

MODERATE 6 reviews

Lake Filmor is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Idyllwild, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 52 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly







old growth

One of the Lakes at Idyllwild, open all year to all skill level. The 2-acre serene lake on Forest Service property offers good trout fishing during spring, summer and fall months. Occasionally, the lake freezes over in winter. Lake Fulmor is on National Forest land. The lake provides day use activities for the public. Fishing and picnic areas with grills, an encompassing trail that crosses a bridge, and beautiful surroundings make this an enjoyable spot for locals and tourists. A parking area is across the highway from the lake so use caution when crossing to and from the lake. You do need an Adventure or Recreation Pass to park.

1 month ago

Short and buggy. DEFINITELY bring bug spray.

2 months ago

We took my 3 and 5 year olds out there this morning and had a great time! We walked around the little lake 4 or 5 times and they got to see squirrels, fish, ducks, different colored dragonflies and got to hold a big butterfly! The trails were easy enough for them to run around on and they made a pretend fishing rod after being inspired by all the people fishing. We'll definitely stop again next time we're up there, but we won't make the trip up the mountain solely for this short hike.

Also, the name is spelled incorrectly on the app. It's spelled Lake Fulmor. :)

3 months ago

This was a nice easy stroll with the kids. Lots of picnic benches to have lunch. Fun for kids. Dragon flies, fish, squirrels, butterflies, we even saw a rattlesnake. Very scenic!

1 year ago

1 year ago

Pretty Lake with a trail that wraps around the lake. Can fish swim & hike bring the family!

2 years ago

Hiked this place back in Aug 21, 2013, It's a nice place to have a picnic and fishing if that is one of your passions? As for swimming and hiking, you can forget swimming, it is forbidden now, but you can still go hiking for a short loop around the Lake that you'll find quite relaxing with awesome views as you trek your way around the perimeter, where at certain spots if the sun was at the right pitch created the perfect moment.

There's no fee to park or hike this lake. You will have plenty of places to rest and soak up the fresh air and beauty of this place because there are many picnic stations on both sides of the lake. An inviting and friendly place where you'll see BBQ grills, trashcans, benches and public restrooms. You will agree the parking area is one of the best because it's shaded by the trees.