The walk up the forest road is a bit disheartening but a good workout. The trail is well marked and has a rewarding finish with great side views down into the town and to Suicide Rock across the valley. Still quite a bit of snow especially above 7,500 ft. Waterproof shoes are must, microspikes/crampons are very helpful for the top half, poles/axe would have been added security but not needed.
Emilee M. on Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail
Absolutely beautiful my favorite trail in Idyllwild I love it here it's a 4 mile easy hike teamed about 2 hours to complete, about 2 1/2 if u stop for a picnic
this is a awesome hike. I actually think is moderate to hard but well worth it! it's a winding since single track. we we think in December and once we got to top it started raining so we boogied down and as soon as we got to bottom it started snowing. gorgeous hike!
Samantha E. on Idyllwild Park Trail
We took the perimeter to hillside trail from the nature center through the park. Scenic views of the mountains and a creek for the dogs to play in. It was a pretty easy hike.