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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

90%

Runnable

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°)

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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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Jason Ethridge

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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  4.1 from 15 votes
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Jun 13, 2020
Kevin Hackett
Trail is in great shape. Multiple streams running. Lots of cars parked at the Devil's Slide entrance but no one parked at the terminus of the trail 2.4mi
Aug 5, 2019
Scott Eversole
Sep 2, 2018
Jay Salazar
Nice breeze