Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail

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Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idyllwild, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 1013 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

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 Humber Park, passing through a wonderful dense forest of pines. As you approach Humber Park, spectacular views of Suicide and Tahquitz rocks come in to view. Once you reach Humber Park, walk up the road a few hundred yards to the Devil's Slide Trail head and find a peaceful spot for a picnic lunch. If you still have some energy left, hike a half mile or so up the Devil's Slide trail for unbelievable views of both Tahquitz and Suicide rock. Return the way you came. Adventure Pass is required.

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16 days ago

Not too hard, great with dogs. A couple creek crossings and still a small amount of snow in a few spots on the trail.

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16 days ago

great hike with dogs and beautiful views

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22 days ago

Absolutely beautiful my favorite trail in Idyllwild I love it here it's a 4 mile easy hike teamed about 2 hours to complete, about 2 1/2 if u stop for a picnic

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1 month ago

Beautiful views, beautiful trails....

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1 month ago

The scenery and sunsets from this trail are spectacular.

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4 months ago

very peaceful. good place to get nature pictures.

4 months ago

Nice hike, not busy. Beautiful fall scenery.

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5 months ago

Nice easy hike. Views often hidden by trees.