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Devils Slide, Willow Creek and Caramba Trial to Skunk Cabbage Meadow

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Devils Slide, Willow Creek and Caramba Trial to Skunk Cabbage Meadow is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,811 feet Route Type: Loop

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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=74118

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muddy
7 months ago

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.

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Wed Nov 21 2018

It requires a permit to park and to hike

Wed Jun 06 2018

This trail is currently CLOSED!! :( Went to hike it a week ago and couldn't.

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Sat Nov 25 2017

Did this as a beautiful hike Thanksgiving weekend. Adding the additional 1.5 or 2 mile alpine meadows triangle beyond Saddle Junction is a great way to see different scenery after Devil’s Slide. The Skunk Cabbage portion just reopened after being closed for years from 2013 fire damage so the forest floor is still regrowing, but the massive charred trees add unique beauty. Nice spots up top for sitting in stillness as sun seeps through trees with soft trail footing.

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Thu Oct 19 2017

After a moderately hard climb up Devil’s Slide Trail, the walk through Skunk Cabbage Meadow was shady, flat, and a different view. The trails extending further past the meadow towards the lake and desert view are still closed off from the 2013 fire damage. (October 2017)

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Thu May 25 2017

A beautiful place to go for a short hike. The Meadow is a wonderful place for a picnic lunch!

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Sun Oct 28 2018

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Wed Jan 22 2014