Skunk Cabbage Meadow

MODERATE 9 reviews

Skunk Cabbage Meadow is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Idyllwild, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1791 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

hiking
19 days ago

Did this as a beautiful hike Thanksgiving weekend. Adding the additional 1.5 or 2 mile alpine meadows triangle beyond Saddle Junction is a great way to see different scenery after Devil’s Slide. The Skunk Cabbage portion just reopened after being closed for years from 2013 fire damage so the forest floor is still regrowing, but the massive charred trees add unique beauty. Nice spots up top for sitting in stillness as sun seeps through trees with soft trail footing.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

After a moderately hard climb up Devil’s Slide Trail, the walk through Skunk Cabbage Meadow was shady, flat, and a different view. The trails extending further past the meadow towards the lake and desert view are still closed off from the 2013 fire damage. (October 2017)

2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

A beautiful place to go for a short hike. The Meadow is a wonderful place for a picnic lunch!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, January 22, 2014