Suicide Rock Trail

MODERATE 162 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.

6.7 miles 1958 feet 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.

hiking
3 days ago

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3 days ago

9 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
9 days ago

My new favorite hike in So Cal. This was my first trip up to this area and it reminded me of Yosemite. Be prepared for the altitude if you are a low land/beach front person like me. And don't forget to stop at the Ranger Station in Idylwood and get your permit, which is not only required, it is free!! I sat at the summit and watched the sunset and then the full moon rose about 40 minutes later. Great spot if you like to hike under the full moon.

hiking
10 days ago

Second trail I've hiked. Hiking to the top was a feat, steep climbs with some difficulty for amateur hikers. Once we got to the top though, it was a breathtaking view and immaculate weather. Also, all of the other hikers we bumped into along the way we're very cordial and attentive to what was going on. I'd definitely do it again!

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

This was a great hike! The views are awesome and although it's a long hike, it's not horribly strenuous. Bring energy snacks and water and enjoy!!!

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the valley

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this hike. Took all 4 kids (7-15) and this was one of their favorites as well. Beautiful views at the top.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Manzanita Path
Orange / Green Mossy Rocks
Sculptural Boulders
Two Active Streams (January)
View at the top is worth the trek
On a clear day you can see the ocean.

hiking
2 months ago

Okaythis hike was more difficult than I expected and let me just say the milage is wrong, it was 8-9miles round trip . Id say this hike is more on the moderate-difficult side. Im a collegiate athlete and even J struggled cause its nearly 4 miles straight up. However the view is worth it! My boyfriend and I had a lot of fun on this hike and the views on the way up/down were just as good as the view at the very top!

hiking
2 months ago

The Trail begins at Deer Springs Trail head across the street from the visitor center. It was a good hike. It had just snow so some spots were a little more challenging then others. The views were absolutely breathtaking at the top. Definitely will be doing it again.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Saw a male deer up ahead a bit to the side of the trail. Gets windy at the top, so have some warmer clothes. It's a bit icy at some spots, but nothing hiking boots can't take. Amazing views at the top!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago