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Best trails in Idyllwild-Pine Cove

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Looking for a great trail near Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount San Jacinto State Park or Palomar Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Whitewater Preserve or Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Idyllwild-Pine Cove ranging from 2.5 to 17.1 miles and from 1,994 to 8,825 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Idyllwild-Pine Cove
Top trails (33)
#1 - Suicide Rock via Deer Springs Trail
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Great view of Strawberry Valley, streams, and 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 miShow more
#2 - Marion Mountain to San Jacinto
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 8 h 20 m
Full day hike! Definitely separates the avid from the casual hikers, this is one hike you want to be acclimated for, or allow extra time to reach the peak. If there's a hint of bad weather, make surShow more
#3 - Tahquitz Peak via Devils Slide Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Historic fire-lookout, great views, incredible San Jacintos, loop opportunity. This is the most heavily used trail in The San Jacinto Wilderness, the parking lot is right on the border. You will see Show more
#4 - Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Easy family hike, lovely forested trail, great views of Tahquitz/Suicide Rock This is a perfect setting for a leasurly family hike. The trail acends very gently from the south end of Idyllwild to HumShow more
#5 - South Ridge Trail to Tahquitz Peak
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
Note: You need a USFS permit to enter the National Wilderness. They are free and self issued from the USFS Station in Idyllwild. The trailhead is tricky to access, you must go up a dirt road off of Show more
#6 - Devil's Slide to Saddle Junction Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Please note: An adventure pass is required to park at the trailhead. A free permit is also required to be filed at the ranger station in Idyllwild proper.Show more
#7 - San Jacinto Peak Middle Route Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 9 h 23 m
The route begins at Humber Park in Idyllwild. A parking permit is required at a fee of $5 and can be obtained at the parking area or at the ranger station. A wilderness pass is also required betweenShow more
#8 - Devils Slide Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Please note that the ranger station is currently closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#9 - San Jacinto Peak Loop Trail
Mount San Jacinto State Park
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Length: 18.5 mi • Est. 10 h 59 m
Starting from the town of Idyllwild, this trail is ideal as either a long single day out and back, or a two day with overnight camping. Little Round Valley sits just below the summit, which makes a grShow more
#10 - Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide and Caramba Trail
San Jacinto Wilderness
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 23 m
NOTE: You will need to get a permit for this hike - it is free. Go to the ranger station to obtain your permit.Show more
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