Devil's Slide to Saddle Junction Trail

MODERATE 130 reviews

Devil's Slide to Saddle Junction Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idyllwild, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1637 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

forest

views

wildlife

snow

Directions from Idyllwild, CA: Take the Fern Valley Road northeast towards Humber Park. Proceed to the parking area in Humber Park located on the east side of the community of Fern Valley.

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Was a beautiful hike. Trails were great. Views awesome. And fern canyon was magical

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This is a beautiful hike on a nice trail! Sun and shade. Some rocks, and is definitely moderate. You gain a lot of elevation! We are novice hikers, so it was a challenge! Worth the beautiful views.

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1 month ago

Great trails. Decent, not great views. Good cover from the sun.

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1 month ago

Despite the name this is an extremely well maintained trail with fantastic views.

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1 month ago

We drove up from Palm Springs to escape the heat and arrived about 7:30. The ranger station in Idyllwild opens at 8, so we had time to enjoy excellent coffee and scones at Idyllwild Bake Shop and Brew, a block away. Only 30 permits (1 per group) are issued daily for the hike, so get there early. Several rangers checked our permit on the trail. You need a $5 parking pass for the lot, which you buy at the ranger station. We only hiked to Saddle Junction because of time. Next time we'll go 1 1/2 miles further to to Taquitz Peak lookout for the great views.

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I would have love to rate this hike but unfortunately we were not able to hike this trail due to the requirement of a permit. Make sure to arrive early because parking fills up and you also need to purchase a parking pass which we had no idea you needed one. We drove into the town of Idyllwild to purchase one for $5 but no one told us we needed to obtain a permit from the ranger to hike this trail. I guess now we know. Hopefully next time I can give it a real review.