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Lake Fulmor is a 0.5 mile moderately 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, fishing, and ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Fishing Hiking Walking Ohv / off road driving Lake Partially paved Views Bugs
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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.

Anywhere at the Lake parking on the West of Hwy 243.

About 10 miles north of Idyllwild on Highway 243.

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Bell Flores
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WalkingBugsGreat!

It’s a great little lake to just relax and eat. Went to this after complete The Black Mountain Trail . You can fish and saw some kids swimming in the lake by the big rock on the right hand side. Great picnic place to relax and enjoy the view. You can see the lookout tower to black mountain on the right hand side.

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Leila Wong
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Nature trips

It’s a beautiful small lake, easy to walk. Everything is good except for the restroom. Very stinky and dirty, lots of mosquitoes. Better be prepared.

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Joy Powers
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Nice picnic areas around the lake. Lots of shade. Very easy walk along the lake edge. Unfortunately, the bridge was out, so we were not able to walk all around the lake. The lake is not very big, so you could easily walk out-and-back to each side of the lake. We saw a few people do that. We were there Tuesday July 28th around lunch time. Not too crowded then. Most everyone wore masks and social distanced.

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Viktor Isaac
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Hiking

Still beautiful and I’m always happy to return.

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Savannah Steele
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Hiking

Gate is still closed... booooo

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Ray Ortega
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WalkingBlowdownBugs

OPEN! Bring your wilderness pass, bug spray, enjoy the cool weather and don't be afraid to cross over the blown down tree across the bridge. :) Also, PLEASE pick up after yourselves. the amount of beer cans strewn around the area was disheartening. How hard is it for people to use a trash can?!?

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Camden Stockton
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Hiking

Closed to all visitors per the park ranger at the entrance.

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Sandra Ramirez
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Hiking

CLOSED was just there yesterday. Yellow tape everywhere. Of course it’s ripped and you can still get in. But I opted to follow rules. Plus it was pretty creepy how lonely it was.

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saskia h
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Walking

perfect walk for fresh mountain air. simple for families to enjoy. a tree fell on the bridge but you're able to climb the tree and walk across.

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Andrew Maltsev
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Walking

The lake is stunningly beautiful, especially in an overcast weather with a bit of a fog rolling over it. Not much of an exercise, as it is a short flat trail, but what a sight. There are some picnic tables and there is a restroom. The loop is broken by a fallen tree, you can only go halfway on both sides.

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Stephen Sanderlin
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Weekend Warrior
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HikingBridge out

Nice easy flat walk for anyone. Bridge is still out due to a tree falling in the middle so you can only walk half way. Nice walk but wouldn’t do this one if you are looking for a hike.

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Lindsay Everhart
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Hiking

Super easy for all skill levels with absolutely stunning view

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Jennifer Larson
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Just a quick little family jaunt around a small lake but beautiful views and scenery.

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Stephanie Hartmann
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HikingBridge out

Gorgeous views! Would love to come back here at dawn or dusk when there are less people! There is a warning sign for bears here (and snakes)!

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Sierra Martin
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Its open!! it's super easy and a Beautiful stroll. Its definitely not a hike, its a walk around the lake. Also you need a forest pass to park.

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trevor burkholder
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HikingBridge out

Tree fell onto bridge that crosses the lake. Currently the loop is cut in half at the far end of the lake, both sides are accessible but not connected. Still peaceful and beautiful. Also, the 243 road closure starts just North of Lake Fulmor parking area, area only accessible from Idyllwild side.

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Paul von Weckmann
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Hiking

Tree fell and blocked eastern loop so you cannot circumnavigate the entire lake!

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Jared J
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HikingBridge out

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.

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Armen Perian
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Victoria Van Vleet
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HikingBridge outBugs

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.

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Chad Christopher
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HikingBridge out

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

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Kyle Johnson
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Scenic drivingClosedWashed out

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

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Xiaolei Yu
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So beautful!

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liang chang
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Peace and beautiful in winter.

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Djin Anderson
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nice drive to get to a nice walkabout!

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