Devil's Slide to Saddle Junction Trail

MODERATE 144 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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1 day ago

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4 days ago

Great trail to do at midnight fir a Halloween Challenge. That's exactly what we did. It was easy to find and very easy to follow. It was the first of three trails we did that day. After this went to Suicide Rock then finished of with Devil's Peak (I don't recommend devil's Peak cause the trail is over grown with briars)

I'm definitely going back for a day hike and possibly continue on through to San Jacinto Peak

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18 days ago

Great trail. Just hard enough to feel like you’ve really done something but still very accessible.

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24 days ago

Hike was good and has some good views of the area. You need a permit do this hike from the Ranger station just down the road. Also if you want to park in humber park trailhead that requires a parking permit which costs $5 and you can get that from ranger station or any big stores around Idyllwild.

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27 days ago

Went with my daughter's volleyball team. I loved the trail, it was steep but i loved it. Still sore, but was worth it. Will definitely head up these trails again soon.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike going up to Saddle Junction. Untrained hikers will probably experience this hike as hard, because there are a few steep parts. From Saddle Junction you can continue to Taquitz Peak, which adds another 2 miles (one way) to the hike. We didn't do that, because we ran out of time. It took us about 3 hours to compete this hike (up to the junction and back). You have great views of the park. We saw some small wildlife like squirrels, birds and lizards.

1 month ago

Beautiful groomed hike. Steady climb means a good workout!

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago