USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Riverside County, about 2 miles north-northeast of Idyllwild, 108 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County, San Jacinto Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||San Jacinto Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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- Distance: 2 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 1300'
- Time: 2-3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Charlie Knapke, June 1995
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-10 or SR 60 east to SR 79 in Beaumont. Take exit
south to SR 79.
- Go south on SR 79 to the Ramona Expressway. Turn left (east).
- Go east and then southeast on the Ramona Expressway until it ends at
SR 74. Turn left (east).
- Go east on SR 74 to Mountain Center (junction with Idyllwild Highway
SR 243). Turn left (north).
- Go to Idyllwild Ranger Station (San Bernardino National Forest) on
the right. Turn right on Pine Crest Avenue. Note your odometer and go as
- At 0.6 mile, intersection. Make a half right on South Circle Drive.
- At 0.7 mile, Fern Valley Drive on the left with a sign "Humber
Park". Turn left.
- At 1.2 miles, fork. Keep left.
- At 2.2 miles, sign "Climber's Route" on the left, at a
junction with paved Forest Drive coming in from the right. This is the
trailhead. Park on Forest Drive (unlimited parking).
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (6280'), a climber's trail starts. Follow this
trail as it crosses a creek and meets a paved road.
- Turn right and
continue straight on this road, ignoring all side junctions, to its end at
a trail register. Sign in here. This is your Wilderness permit (day
- Continue to a sign "Trail not maintained past this
- Climb steeply northwest on a network of use trails to the
foot of the cliffs.
- Upon reaching the cliffs, turn right and follow along
- Past the final cliffs, ascend cross-country directly west to the
main summit trail described in Route 2.
- Turn left on this trail to the summit.