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Best trails in San Jacinto Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in San Jacinto Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 22 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 14 hard trails in San Jacinto Wilderness ranging from 7.8 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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Map of trails in San Jacinto Wilderness
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32,186 acres
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Top trails (22)
#1 - Tahquitz Peak via Devils Slide Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Historic fire-lookout, great views, incredible San Jacintos, loop opportunity. This is the most heavily used trail in The San Jacinto Wilderness, the parking lot is right on the border. You will see Show more
#2 - Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Easy family hike, lovely forested trail, great views of Tahquitz/Suicide Rock This is a perfect setting for a leasurly family hike. The trail acends very gently from the south end of Idyllwild to HumShow more
#3 - South Ridge Trail to Tahquitz Peak
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
Note: You need a USFS permit to enter the National Wilderness. They are free and self issued from the USFS Station in Idyllwild. The trailhead is tricky to access, you must go up a dirt road off of Show more
#4 - Devil's Slide to Saddle Junction Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Please note: An adventure pass is required to park at the trailhead. A free permit is also required to be filed at the ranger station in Idyllwild proper.Show more
#5 - San Jacinto Peak Middle Route Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 9 h 23 m
The route begins at Humber Park in Idyllwild. A parking permit is required at a fee of $5 and can be obtained at the parking area or at the ranger station. A wilderness pass is also required betweenShow more
#6 - Devils Slide Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Please note that the ranger station is currently closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#7 - Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide and Caramba Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 23 m
NOTE: You will need to get a permit for this hike - it is free. Go to the ranger station to obtain your permit.Show more
#8 - Lake Fulmor
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
The 2-acre serene lake on Forest Service property offers good trout fishing during spring, summer and fall months. Occasionally, the lake freezes over in winter. Lake Fulmor is on National Forest laShow more
#9 - Devils Slide, Willow Creek and Caramba Trial to Skunk Cabbage Meadow
San Jacinto Wilderness
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(65)
Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Partial closure. The Caramba Trial portion of this loop is temporarily closed but the trail can still be completed as an 'out and back.' https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recarea/?recid=74118Show more
#10 - Apache Peak Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 41 m
Transitional desert to palms climate zone, great 360' views, steep hike This trail leads you through an interesting part of the San Jacintos. You travel through an area that isn't quite desert, not qShow more
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