Suicide Rock Trail

MODERATE 206 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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11 days ago

A little busy on a Saturday afternoon, but people are friendly and courteous.

Remember to get your free hiking permit. The ranger station is less than a mile past the trailhead if you're coming from LA.

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18 days ago

Such a great hike! The purple, red and yellow flowers were in bloom and the manzanitas were amazing!

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24 days ago

Nice view when you make it to the top

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25 days ago

I'm sitting at Suicide Rock as I write this. I love being up here. So does my 9 year old son. Great hike. Great views. Great times.

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Didn't love the trail, can be confusing if you didn't do your research beforehand.
Starts at Deersprings trailhead.
Plenty of parking.
Be sure to grab a permit at the ranger station coming through town.
Isn't my favorite trail, but the view at the end is incredible. Made it worth it. We were also lucky and got a pretty strong stream to look at. I would imagine it dries up in the summer.

Bring lots of water, a hat, and some snacks to enjoy at the top.
Please pack out your trash!