Suicide Rock Trail

MODERATE 287 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.

hiking
2 days ago

relaxing hike with amazing views at the end.

hiking
6 days ago

This registered as almost 8.5 miles on a fitbit, so it's a bit farther than you may expect. Beautiful hike! Excellent workout!
Get a free wilderness permit at the ranger station and park on the side of the road near the Deerwood Springs Trailhead. Ranger station is about a 1/2 mile away from the trailhead. Parking is free. There is a bathroom at the ranger station for those of us who prefer the luxuries of indoor plumbing.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful hike!

11 days ago

Tough running

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful views

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Solid hike.

2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
3 months ago

This one is a little less traveled than anything starting at Humber Park in town. It is somewhat steep, so get ready to work out. There is plenty of room at the view to have a peaceful, private spot to rest, and you might even get the whole thing to yourself!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was much easier than I expected. Took 5 of us about 4 1/2 hours with a nice stop/break at the top for lunch & pictures!

hiking
3 months ago

We did this at 4am Saturday 10/14. It was an awesome trail to hike in the dark. Very easy to follow. We got to Suicide Rock right at first light and had a snack as we sat and watched to Sunrise. This beautiful lady and I had a great time. It was definitely a moment that I will always remember and cherish.

3 months ago

it took us 5 hours but our 5 year old daughter hiked up and down herself. great trail.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a great hike. Views at the top were great

5 months ago

Very scenic and great views at the end. Not very difficult.

hiking
5 months ago

This was an awesome hike. The trail is beautiful and has awesome stopping points with great views of mountains and the forest. We hiked this with a 3 year old and he did pretty well. Some of the hills were a little too steep and he had to be carried but we would definitely do it again.

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