Lake Fulmor is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 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: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 68 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

walking

lake

partially paved

views

bugs

Note: The Lake Fulmor Day Use Area is temporarily closed due to highway washouts. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recarea/?recid=26467 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.

hiking
bridge out
14 days ago

As of Sept 1, tree still on bridge, so out & back only. Road closed, so only accessible via Idyllwild direction. We bought our day pass at Pine Cove market (~7mi before): https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r5/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5181410&width=full As advertised, bugs in the face the entire time. Was able to push a stroller along both sides of lake.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

hiking
bridge out
bugs
1 month ago

First, if you want to park in the lot across the street you need a Forest Adventure Pass from town. However, it may not be worth it unless you’re planning on fishing or having a picnic. The bridge at the back of the lake is also out (as of 7/21/19) since a tree fell on it, so you can’t do a complete loop. Be careful as there was a rattlesnake by the trail. Not worth a full hike, just a quick walk.

hiking
bridge out
3 months ago

Nice simple loop, but bridge on far end had a large tree fall on it. Turned it into 2 out and backs.

scenic driving
closed
washed out
5 months ago

The road to get here is under construction. You guys in California seem to have a real hard time keeping your national parks open. I was really looking forward to hiking here. Too bad

6 months ago

So beautful!

8 months ago

Peace and beautiful in winter.

9 months ago

nice drive to get to a nice walkabout!

hiking
10 months ago

It was beautiful, people were fishing , hiking , walking their dogs , but yet it was very peaceful, perfect place to meditate or just relax.

walking
11 months ago

Nice scenic lake. Very short walk. Good spot for a picnic.

11 months ago

beautiful hike and a great place to have a picnic. no hiking gear needed for this Trail

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beautiful scenery. Easy walk. Be careful when walking across highway 243 to the lake from the parking lot. Traffic coming from Idyllwild has no pedestrian traffic sign.

hiking
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

did some fishing as I walked around the lake. very beautiful and scenic.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great place, and beautiful. Came down from PineCove and found out you need a day pass or annual adventure pass to park. This should have been part of the app information.

fishing
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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

walking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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
Friday, May 19, 2017

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
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Nice little area has BBQ pits and fishing

walking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Breathtakingly beautiful brisk walk...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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

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