Excellent easy hike for entire family and dog! Gorgeous views and perfect blend of sun and shade. Definite must!

Easy and pretty, with great views of Lily Rock and Suicide Rock.

This is an awesome hike. The perfect length and elevation gain for an average to moderate hiker. I severely misgauged the weather and we met snow at the higher elevations. There were several patches of ice that served as a bit of an obstacle with trail shoes, albeit fun. We began at 2:00 and with MANY AREAS OF JUST HANGING OUT, we completed it in five hours. This can easily be done in 4. Yesterday, it needed gloves, warm socks and a beanie for comfort !! This is one of my favorite hikes by far. Also! You do NEED a four-wheel drive vehicle if you plan to park in the semi-designated spots. If you don’t, find parking in the residential area because it is rough driving terrain. The first mile can be done in your car on a half dirt/ half paved road. There is parking books in various spots along this road.

1 month ago

Super fun hike! Beautiful views, nice trail and perfect distance. Posted pics of my lovely day.

Did this hike today. Possibly best time to go. There was little sections of snow in the first half a mile, it was sunny but nice and chilly with a lot of shade. It’s mainly slightly downhill on the way out, tons of vista points and views of tahquitz rock. It took 2.5 hours with stopping for pictures and multiple stops on the way back up due to my asthma and recovering from bronchitis. Once I build my lungs back up I’ll definitely be back.

My favorite trail, so many beautiful views and fun rocks to climb.

1 hr and 25min round trip.

Nice 2 hr hike

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2 months ago

Started at the Idyllwild Nature Center, beautiful day and hike. There were many trail choices, the Nature Center is a definite must see. $4 per adult, and well worth it! I wish I had bought some of the jewelry for sale there, I will go back soon.

Went on Black Friday with a friend. Definitely a very busy trail on a holiday as it is also closer to downtown Idyllwild. Smooth easy trail and basically level. Near the Humber Park end of the trail there is a sign for "Climbers Trail". This goes straight up the side of the mtn to the foot of Lily Rock. If you don't mind stopping to catch your breath a few times there are wonderful views besides the awesome sight of this massive rock. Took us only half an hour to come back down that trail to the Ernie Maxwell one. Very pleasant hike.

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3 months ago

This is a great hike! The switchbacks at the top are tough. Bring lots of water and snacks. We completed this hike in 4 hours, including 45 min of various resting breaks.

Nice views nice length hike

The description says it all. Easy hike. Nice views. Trailhead is downhill from main parking area. Get Adventure Pass ($5) at Ranger Station or Chevron. Parking gets full, so get there early. Lots of good breakfast spots in Ydillwild.

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4 months ago

Go to the Ranger Station in town to get a permit to park at the trailhead.

Easy and pretty.

Pretty little scenic trail near Idyllwild with nice views of suicide rock. Not terribly challenging even for this beginning hiker, and some lovely shaded areas as you saunter through the forest. Little less than 5 miles, and it seems to be a popular trail as there were quite a few others enjoying the trail today as well.

Very scenic - A must hike for beginners

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5 months ago

Please note that this trail is inside a county park and requires an entrance fee of $6 per person.

We did a short hike up to the Nature Center and back. It's a fairly easy hike, but be prepared for lots of bugs (we went early September).

The Nature Center is nice with a few displays on local wildlife and the Cahuille Native American tribe.

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