Looking for a great trail in San Jacinto Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in San Jacinto Wilderness ranging from 9.7 to 28 miles and from 1,233 to 10,816 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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Perfect shakedown overnight. Springs on Caramba trail in Tahquitz valley all flowing. At least two springs flowing on Devil Slide trail.

7 days ago

Great trail, more like 9 miles and took me 4 hours. Much easier than expected and beautiful views

The trail is currently open. However, with all the snow melt you have to navigate through some streams up Devil’s Slide and once you get into the meadow.

Beautiful trail! Great views all around.

bridge out
10 days ago

Nice simple loop, but bridge on far end had a large tree fall on it. Turned it into 2 out and backs.

Not too crowded but this was Friday during the day. It was pretty well shaded so good for the late starters like ourselves.

11 days ago

Are there actually Hot springs? or some sort of spring... a pool? Im really looking for Good hot spring hikes.

Nice trail. Lots of shade. Much easier to park on northeast end of trail, which makes this a down and then back up hike.

Great day for a hike! Still some snow on the trail. Microspikes were helpful. Especially going from the shelter to the peak. It even snowed at the peak. In JUNE!

We did it 6/1/19. Beautiful, demanding hike. still a lot of snow from 9,500 ft to the peak, micros help but not indispensable. Started at 3 am, took us 16 hours, moving time 13.5.

Beautiful trail w/ big views & steady incline up to Saddle junction. Somewhat strenuous, but good. Hiked on 5/11/19. Temps high 60's/low 70 at Humber Park trailhead. Temp ~40 degrees @ Saddle Junction.

Hiked to the top and had some BLTA’s with my honey. Very nice

This trail was great a butt kicker for sure. The trail on May 17th was mostly snow free except the north/east facing slopes. Highly recommend micro spikes until all melted which should be about three weeks from the 17th. As the trail is well traveled by people taking the tram up. It became a slippery mess but no post holing. Get an early start as the mileage is more the 14 miles more like 15.5.

Amazing & so much fun. Loved it!


Great trail. Fun to link the Ernie Max to DEVILS Slide.

Great hike. The last part to the peak was not clear to me. I originally followed a recording from a previous user but I would approach it differently. In the very last part of the hike the GPS route says you circle up to the peak almost in a spiral, but the last portion of the spiral is not well tracked. Instead, I would do the following: as you are hiking directly toward the peak on the very last portion of the hike, the GPS shows the trail start curving along the peak to the right. Instead of doing that, I would follow the rock wash immediately to the left which leads up toward the peak. This would be a much easier way to go than the way I went!

Really nice trail, very well-maintained. Slight issues crossing small creek with children. So many people with families, and dogs.

huge incline at first. light snow patches.

Wasn’t able to make it to the peak due to snow. Will definitely be back to finish it!

1 month ago

This should be a bucket list hike, definitely one of the best of my life. Amazing scenery and views throughout. Current trail conditions (may 3) was snow above 8700 ft. Microspikes and poles for sure for the top 1.5 miles or so, but I put them on intermittently below that—the whole middle half was a bit slow going. The last half mile after the U turn in the trail was a bit sketchy, sidehilling over slush/bushes and no clear trail—just several footprint tracks to follow all going the same place at least. Also for sure longer than 14, my gps usually reads about 5-10% short and I got 15.2 miles with 7.5h moving time. I’d do this hike again in a heartbeat, can’t recommend more!

Beautiful hike. We hiked to the ridge about 0.3 miles from the peak because of some sketchy areas of snow and no crampons or poles, and we're glad we did. Beautiful views just 200 feet below the peak, and much easier to get to. Only a couple of day hikers on the trail today, mostly PCT hikers coming into town. Highly suggest this hike!

Really nice trail in Idyllwild. Nice mix of terrain as well as sun and shade. We went in the afternoon on a Thursday, and only saw one other person on the entire out and back. Definitely follow the directions listed here to the dirt road trailhead so you don't have to hike uphill on the way back!

I did this hike on April 27. Due to the snowy conditions starting at about the half way point this hike took me 10+ hours, more than I was planning on. Made it back to the parking lot just after dark (started the hike around 9:45am). Also, be weary of the mileage. I logged 18 miles on my iPhone. Not sure if this is due to the snowy trails diverging from the actual trails... but 2 extra miles each way? I don’t think so. I think it’s longer than 14. That said the view from the peak is incredible, as well as the views when you are ascending. This is a definite challenge with the current snow pack and I would say micro spikes and poles are a must — miles of this hike are on snow that will get slushy in the warm spring afternoons. I brought 3.5 liters of water and needed about every last drop.

Good trail but it has a few feet of snow near the summit. Once you hit the second split and see the sign where you can go towards the valley it gets pretty tough to follow the trail. A few footprints here and there but it's clear not many people summited.

Good trail. too much snow to get to the peak.

great views. take your time and enjoy, beautiful walk hike

Mostly switchbacks until you get to the PCT. The closer you get to the peak, the more snow there is. you're still able to follow the trail but gets easy to lose your footing. Microspikes would help!

beautiful, very moderate, not icy

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