Suicide Rock Trail

MODERATE 260 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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4 days ago

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5 days 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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10 days ago

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

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17 days ago

17 days ago

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

17 days ago

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

hiking
23 days 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
28 days 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
29 days 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
1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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

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