Suicide Rock Trail

MODERATE 225 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
1958 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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18 hours ago

Moderate hike but still a good workout. Great views from the top. Wasn't very crowded but we weren't alone. We camped at San Jacinto State Park and enjoyed the town of Idyllwild.

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5 days ago

The Deer Path portion of the trail is not that exciting (not much variety of views) but strenuous due to the incline. However, the Suicide Cliff portion of the hike has more interesting scenery. The views from the top of Suicide Cliff are stunning. If you don't see a stunning view, you're not at the peak yet...go between the big rock & bush to reveal the view.

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10 days ago

Good hike! It's off the deer springs trailhead. Be sure to stop at the ranger station on your way in and get a pass. They're free and are to make sure you're safe! I saw a lot of horses on the trail and that was super cool. It was pretty secluded which I prefer. I went toward the end of the day and being able to catch some of the golden hour was amazing!
It's a pretty easy hike with good views!

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21 days ago

good clear trail nice sights.

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29 days ago

Great trail! Coniferous forested mountains never disappoint! Great views from the top. Sit and contemplate life for awhile!

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1 month ago