Lake Fulmor

EASY 30 reviews
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Lake Fulmor is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Idyllwild, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

walking

lake

views

bugs

old growth

The 2-acre serene lake on Forest Service property offers good trout fishing during spring, summer and fall months. Occasionally, the lake freezes over in winter. Lake Fulmor is on National Forest land. The lake provides day use activities for the public. Fishing and picnic areas with grills, an encompassing trail that crosses a bridge, and beautiful surroundings make this an enjoyable spot for locals and tourists. A parking area is across the highway from the lake so use caution when crossing to and from the lake. You do need an Adventure or Recreation Pass to park.

fishing
19 days ago

hike around as I was trying out different fishing spots. will go back and do it again. very scenic views

walking
2 months ago

Well, it is a body of water, but I wouldn't call it a lake. More like a pond. We were there in late June and it was pretty hot in the sun, not bad in the shade. Lots of bugs nipping at us.
Oh, and definitely just an Easy stroll, not Moderate.

2 months ago

As others have noted, I don't agree that this is "moderate," definitely should be an easy stroll. The environment was beautiful but the sad thing was all of the trash that I saw floating in and around the water. PLEASE clean up after Yourselves people!!! This could be a beautiful picnic spot if it wasn't trashed. Lots of families BBQing and many people fishing.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Beyond easy, I don't know how this is rated moderate. Unless you climb to the upper picnic areas, it's completely flat the whole way and mostly paved. I wouldn't even believe it's a full mile. But anyway it was scenic, saw a momma and 6 baby ducks. Nice spot for a little picnic, but don't expect a workout!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Super easy trail, not moderate. strolled around the lake on Mother's Day. Great day to be out doors! Met Mama duck and her ducklings along the way.

walking
4 months ago

Lovely, but short.
And certainly NOT "moderate". Barely a mile long, mostly flat and partially paved. It is the definition of "easy".
But it is a lovely location and a nice place to stop and picnic when one is on their way to do something more strenuous.

hiking
4 months ago

Most certainly NOT moderate. It's a nice and easy stroll around the lake. Nice relaxing spot to fish and relax although I think you could catch a cold before you catch a fish. Nevertheless, a great spot for kids and a nice place for a picnic or family getaway.

5 months ago

Easy peasy walk around a beautiful lake. If you have kids this is a great stop. Fishing can be good. Sites to picnic and grill your catch.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice EASY stroll around the lake, not really a hike, and definitely not moderate. We went around the trail twice an about an hour, maybe less. Beautiful little lake, lots of shade and huge pine cones!! Would be a great place for a family to spend the day, lots of picnic tables, bbq's, fishing areas and restrooms available. Lots of parking and easy to find, be sure to get a forest pass!! Walk up the road a bit to a small turnout/info area and find a great view of the entire valley, a little further up the road is a dirt truck trail with an even better view from a huge rock!

walking
6 months ago

Nice little area has BBQ pits and fishing

walking
7 months ago

Breathtakingly beautiful brisk walk...

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Nice walk on a cool day.
Some areas are a bit smelly (still water). A few small trails go uphill to the right of the fence guarding the lakes mouth. Some large boulders are accessible through them. They appear to be old forestry trails. Came across a few young trees, easy to get disoriented without trailblazes or landmarks.

walking
8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Don't keep your hopes very high up. It's a short trail, but quite nice. You have to have Adventure Pass for parking, which is unfortunately not specified in the description. It's 5 bucks a day pass, but getting it will make the walk so much nicer and calmer

11 months ago

nice trail, VERY SHORT..but little lake was nice