Suicide Rock Trail

MODERATE 270 reviews

Suicide Rock Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idyllwild, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1883 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

no dogs

Great view of Strawberry Valley, streams, the lovely San Jacintos This is a beautiful relatively easy (but very uphill) hike through the lush wonders of the San Jacintos. You will enjoy every minute. Suicide Rock is a great place to peer over the edge and contemplate life. You can also wonder what life might have been like for the Cahuilla version of Romeo and Juliet who legend says ended their lives here. The views are standard fare for the San Jacinto Wilderness - that is amazing. You get a great shot across Strawberry Valley at Lily Rock and Tahquitz Peak, and you can take in the heights looking up at Marion Mountain and Jean Peak. Don't miss the short trek to the peak, where there is a register in a smiley face can at the top. Feel free to explore all around the edge of Suicide Rock, there are plenty of viewing platforms, but do be careful near the edge.

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9 days ago

Did this hike for the first time in about 10 yrs. Trial is mush better then it was back then. The hike itself is super nice and pretty easy. We started at 1pm and were back at our car by 430 even after spending almost an hr eating lunch on the rocks. It was a Sunday, So lots of other hikers. All very very nice except the one group of morons smoking weed and throwing rock over the side. Obviously Banning residents. All in All a great hike.

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22 days ago

Great hike. Beautiful views

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24 days ago

Moderate hike with a great payoff! Make sure to get your wilderness day-pass at the ranger station in town first.

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26 days ago

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27 days ago

Solid hike.

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1 month ago

Excellent hike with some awesome views. We were racing the clock to beat sundown, so we finished the hike in about an hour and twenty minutes.

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1 month ago

Awesome views throughout the entire trail. As close to nature as you can get in the Inland Empire.

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1 month ago

beautiful trail. awesome awesome awesome.
we saw a bobcat at the creek as well.

1 month ago

Amazing views! The top has lots of space and little areas to explore.

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1 month ago

You can park off the road about 1/5 of a mile below the trailhead. If you do that, you won't need to pay for a parking/ adventure pass. Beautiful hike with amazing views. Wish I had more time to do more trails in the area. This trail also meets up with a few other trails as well.