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.

1 day ago

Excellent trail, well marked and heavily traveled. Beautiful scenery and great for dogs. If you park in the parking lot it's all uphill on the way back.

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7 days ago

Easy and basic. I went on a Saturday afternoon and found a parking space. Parking requires an Adventure Pass.

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12 days ago

One of our go-to hikes as we live just about 1/2 hour away. Beautiful scenery, nicely maintained trail. Lots of shade. Not too many people if you get there early. Idyllwild is a great town to have lunch and window shop in afterwards.

12 days ago

an easy to hike trail. definitely kid friendly and dog friendly.

15 days ago

Hiked this today with my 10 year old. He is finally getting into the outdoors. With all the recent rain there were several small streams. It was a very easy and well maintained trail.

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19 days ago

April 3, 2017. This was a well maintained pretty trail but I wouldn't call it diverse. We saw pretty much the same scenery way up and back. Gradual smooth climb one way then back slow decent.

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1 month 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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1 month ago

great hike with dogs and beautiful views

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1 month 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