Hiking trail in Idyllwild

Mountain High

Before the snow sets in, Idyllwild offers a scenic 5.2-mile hike named after the late cartoonist who founded the town newspaper.

Julie Pendray Hiking

It’s a great time to hike in Idyllwild, before snow season fully sets in. The Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail is an easy-to-moderate workout that offers clear views of Strawberry Valley, as well as both Suicide Rock and Tahquitz or “Lily” Rock. This 5.2-mile round trip hike begins at Humber Park at 6,100-foot elevation. No hiking permit is required, but you