Dark Canyon

MODERATE 2 reviews

Dark Canyon is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Idyllwild, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

This is one of the trails in Idyllwild. Open to all skill level. This is the trail at Dark Canyon Campground where the paved road ends and transitions to a dirt road.

walking
5 months ago

the trail starts inside a campground. there is no day use parking anywhere nearby. not even on the road leading into the campground and for several miles. We used my national parks pass and paid for an available campsite for the night which was $6 at the discount rate. $12 for camping regular rate. its a nice campground though. the trail is just the dirt road that leads to the girl scout camp.

hiking
5 months ago