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Idyllwild has quadrupled in population in the past 2 decades; so the secret is out. Mountain cabin rentals - without a big recreation lake and ski slopes. Leave the ski bunnies at Big Bear & head for the other hills (above Hemet & Palm Springs) for some high altitude, magnificent scenery. Granite peaks & pine forests surround this small tourist town in SoCal. Tahquitz Peak is the icon that hovers above the alpine village. Mountain bikers & rock climbers, and all outdoor enthusiast will love the huge playground of parks & forests.
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elevation: 5402' population: 15,608 zip code: 92549


pine tree forest with granite peaks

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Riverside County
W of Palm Desert
on Hwy 243 near jct. Hwy 74



  • backpacking
  • back roads
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • rock climbing
  • snow sledding
  • Alvin Meadows Bike Trail
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Mount San Jacinto State Park
  • San Bernardino National Forest
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Lake Hemet
  • Santa Rosa Wilderness
  • Idyllwild Park
  • idyllwild campgrounds

    Mount San Jacinto State Park
    Marion Mountain Campground
    Dark Canyon Idyllwild Campground
    Fern Basin Campgrounds Idyllwild
    Idyllwild County Park Camp
    McCall Equestrian Campground
    Lake Hemet Camping

    tent camping

    Mountain village with plenty of lodging, camping, restaurants & touristy shops. Located within Southern California, close to the wine country of Temecula, Idyllwild is a short day trip from the Palm Springs deserts - or in route between San Diego & the Inland Empire.

    nearby towns:
    Pine Cove
    Palm Desert
    San Jacinto
    local links:

    Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce

    Pacific Crest Trail Association
    Art Alliance of Idyllwild
    Idyllwild Climbing Routes on Tahquitz Rock
    Tahquitz Rockclimbing Photos
    Green Cafe Internet
    Camp Maranatha Retreat Center
    San Jacinto Wilderness Trail Map
    San Bernardino Topo Atlas

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