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Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
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

Jason Ethridge

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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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Aug 5, 2019
Scott Eversole
Sep 2, 2018
Jay Salazar
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  4.0 from 13 votes

#6006

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#565

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#6,006

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