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Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (15)

A relatively easy, well shaded trail that skirts the edge of Fern Valley in the Idyllwild area


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2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

6,415' 1,955 m

High

5,781' 1,762 m

Low

43' 13 m

Up

676' 206 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Family Friendly This shorter route can be managed by the whole family, and the proximity to Idyllwild Campgrounds makes this a great summertime trail.

Description

This trail starts just inside the entrance to Humber Park, on Fern Valley Road. It quickly drops off of the southern side of the road, moving through a field of small boulders before steadily descending along the western side of Lily Rock. The first half mile offers some great views of Suicide Rock, and the entire trail is amply shaded by a diverse forest that is dominated by canyon live oak and manzanita. In total, the trail descends about 600 feet, passing some impressive boulders before ending at Tahquitz View Drive.

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Shared By:

Jason Ethridge

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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  4.1 from 15 votes
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Jul 26, 2020
Mike Levitsky
Jul 4, 2020
Caleb R
Pretty busy 5.2mi — 2h 45m
Sep 2, 2019
Samay Shah
May 18, 2019
Terry Alvarez
5.4mi — 2h 15m
Oct 4, 2018
Darius B
Hiking about 1.5 - 2 hours
Sep 30, 2018
Joey Lako
Jul 21, 2018
Matt Baker
Jun 11, 2018
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