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Location: Riverside County, about 4 miles northeast of Idyllwild, 112 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County, Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||San Jacinto Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Tahquitz Peak (LO),Southwell Peak ("South" on USGS topo), Lily Rock
- Distance: 10 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 2400'
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
Original: Paul A. Lipsohn, July 1974
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive I-10 to Banning. Exit at 8th Street (SR 243). Note your
odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.2 mile, turn left.
- At 0.7 mile, turn right on San Gorgonio Avenue.
- At 1.4 miles, keep left on SR 243.
- At 25.0 miles, Idyllwild Ranger Station (San Bernardino National
Forest) on the left. Turn left on Pine Crest Avenue. Note your odometer
and go as follows:
- 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, trailhead on the left. This is the climber's trail for
Suicide Rock. Keep straight.
- At. 2.6 miles, Humber Park. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- The Devils Slide Trail begins at the upper right corner of the
- From this trailhead (6440'), hike up the
trail 2 1/2
miles to Saddle Junction (8040'). At this point there are four
Take the second trail from the right with a sign "Tahquitz
- Go 0.6 mile to another junction with a sign "Tahquitz,
Skunk Cabbage Meadow". Go right at this junction.
- Go another 0.6
mile to another junction signed "Tahquitz Peak, Tahquitz Meadow".
This is the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) marked by a square post.
- Turn left and
follow it along the north side of Red Tahquitz for about 3/4 mile to a
shallow saddle with a rock outcrop about 100 yards to the left (east).
There may be a duck on the right of the trail here.
- Turn right and follow
a use trail south-southeast up the slope to the summit.