Fun hike with bits of snow. Bring walking sticks if there’s still snow, parts were slick. Would definitely go back.

18 days ago

Great hike even in a little snow..... glad we had our walking sticks for the slippery parts but the views and trail are a treat!

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.

trail running
1 month ago

Fun short run/jog up the pavement from the Snow Creek Village sign to just a little up the trail. Awesomely inspiring mountain views of Mt. San Jacinto & San Gorgonio. Nearly full moonrise over the eastern ridge. 3.4 miles round trip. 35 minutes up & 10 minutes down. 722 feet elevation gain.

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.

Awesome views. Trail wraps back and forth around the mountain at lower elevations. Not very steep, but lengthy. Didn’t do the peak this time. Just not enough sunlight yet. Still not much snow for the year, only a foot or so at the peak I’ve been told. Free water at the trailhead courtesy of the water authority. Much appreciated.

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

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.

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.

4 months ago

did some fishing as I walked around the lake. very beautiful and scenic.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Great place, and beautiful. Came down from PineCove and found out you need a day pass or annual adventure pass to park. This should have been part of the app information.

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

6 months ago

6 months ago

hike around as I was trying out different fishing spots. will go back and do it again. very scenic views

This is one of best hikes I've done in Southern California. It is well kept, well groomed and beautiful. Vistas at every turn and the fire lookout at the top was a great reward upon reaching the top.

This is a rigorous hike with a lot of exposure. Bring lots of water and make sure you are in good shape if you take on this hike. I would argue this could be classified as a hard rather than moderate, especially if it's hot. Be very careful if it's hot with your dog.

Beautiful views! Just hike it very early; the last section before the lookout is steep and sunny

Beautiful views! Just hike it very early; the last section before this lookout is steep and sunny

Great hike. We started at the top and enjoyed the chance to warm up before working our way back up. Others started at the bottom and were smiling as we passed them on their downhill stretch. Enjoy!

Very nice pleasant hike.
Claims in he way out if you start from Humber park.

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