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Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 43' 13 m
Descent: -676' -206 m
High: 6,415' 1,955 m
Low: 5,781' 1,762 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Jason Ethridge

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

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Features Fall Colors · Views

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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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
b Heliker
May 27, 2018
Brendten Eickstaedt
5mi — 2h 10m
Jan 14, 2018
R K

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