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Gorgeous wildflowers this time of year!!

Amazing ! It’s a must

Very easy hike, but beautiful, relaxing and therapeutic! Great for kids!

This was really great. Went with my wife, two kids (15 & 10), and our dog. We had a great time. Very well maintained and everyone we came across was friendly and wanted to pet our dog. Parking was easy and Idyllwild is a great little town too. We’ll be back.

A well shaded, easy hike through mixed forest. Great variety of flora and some sweeping views.

trail running
11 days ago

The trail has a paved path and also a regular trail path. Gets too crowded after 9 on weekends.

Loved this trail. Definitely go early. When we were on our way out a ton of people were passing us going in. There are some narrow parts that make it difficult when trying to pass other hikers.
The view of the river is wonderful. Our 3 and 6 year old kids did good, we only did about half though.

We got a tab bit lost finding the trailhead. I believe there might be two ways to get there? We took the Bowen Ranch route. We brought along our 6, 17, and 18 year old boys. We knew the area was clothing optional so we spoke to them about possible nudity and to be open minded about the choice of others to wear (or not wear) clothing. There were definitely quite a few nude people, mostly men. And to our surprise the boys didn’t seem weirded out or awkward or giggly. They minded their business and enjoyed the creek and hot springs. The hike is moderate in difficulty and dog friendly. The trail is very clean. The rocks around the springs are easy enough to climb. Wish more people would remember to pick up their undergarments and trash. There is a $5 (per person) fee. The attendant that gives you the map is a bit abrupt, but I’m sure she has seen too many people do stupid things in the area so it’s understandable. Overall, we will come again, sans children and maybe even camp next time!

I did this hike on Mother’s Day w my husband and my daughter.
We start from the lower trailhead
Where little parking is available.
We started at 7am and walked the easy trail to the other end of the trailhead At Humber Park. We took our time at took lots of pictures during our hike. We could see suicide rock and taquitz peak
From the path at times but it was very cloudy & cooler temps today .
The details say it’s 5 miles but it’s longer and not too much incline.
At the turn around point ( the other trail head) we enjoyed the small creek w waters flowing. So I prefer the return to the car back mostly downhill. I recommend this for family friendly.

had some good fun here. went rope swinging. jumped off the cliff into the water and pretty much got in every pool lol. groups of nudist showed up. Like 10 dudes with there jocks out lmao

trail running
14 days ago

Pretty sweet lil trail super easy , easy to navigate , descent lil scenery nice lil water way in the middle

Very nice walk ,more easy then moderate

hiking
15 days ago

Did this in July!! 106’ just about lost my wife. She is not a great hiker but she was game. Not a tough hike, a lot of water crossing and rock climbing. The reward is the waterfall at the end. Enjoy!

Definitely bring some sandals, or a towel. The waterfall and creek is very inviting after hiking an hour or two. Flat and lots of nature.

Challenging as it is mostly uphill to the top. Beautiful and even with the temps warming up to high 80s in town it stayed cool enough up here especially in the shade. Trail very well maintained! Lots of backpackers coming down. Parking was full for a late morning arrival so if you're planning to go up, hit the Ranger station for your permit and adventure pass earlier in the morning. We got the last spot. Enjoyed lunch afterwards in the park where there were a couple picnic tables.

Good and easy - pretty. Remember to put your dogs on a leash it’s the law. Everyone you pass is always super friendly

So this hike is beautiful but... the tick infestation sign at the trail head is no joke! My dog brought home 9 ticks. If you hike this trail I highly recommend staying directly on the trail and don’t let your furry friend run around in the brush at all! I love the hike but I won’t be back to this one because the ticks are terrible to deal with.

backpacking
24 days ago

Great trail for all levels. Plenty of shade for those hot days and nice views from time to time.

horseback riding
26 days ago

Best riding trails in Southern California!

Easy Trail Walk rather than hike... wonderful sound of water accompanies as you stroll along a walk friendly path. Ideal for kids and seniors... I would add that there are a couple of vistas (midway and at the turn around) that could serve as very romantic stops. One word of caution... pay careful attention to the parking lot closure time (7PM)... they will tow you!

road biking
28 days ago

Great trail to get some biking in.

mostly shaded, pretty stream along the trail, plenty of opportunity to make longer by veering off a number of side routes. Park benches along the way. Many people on horseback, so be aware if you bring the doggos along.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great ride for beginners... was my first mountain biking trail and I loved it.. gonna do this a few more times to build more confidence... went on a weekday, very few people on the trail.

great views along trail. A little difficult, but worth it all the way up and down stopping A lot to talk to other hikers

Good hike that leads to a small waterfall, but a little crowded. Still worth the experience.

Lovely trail, well maintained. We did the loop today in 2hrs 22min.

1 month ago

beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

A bit of an oasis as far as the Death Valley region is concerned. Not too traveled and quiet.

Beautiful trail! Super easy! We go when we want to get a quick easy hike in before starting a super busy day. There is the river that is just gorgeous and there are places off to the side for a quick snack break. Love this trail!

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