Two trails start at this site: Devils Slide Trail 3E05 and Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail 3E07. Both trails enter the San Jacinto Wilderness area and bicycles are not allowed. Paved parking and vault toilets at the trailhead. Call the Idyllwild Ranger Station for current conditions: (909) 382-2921 (closed Wed/Thurs). Adventure Pass required.
At a Glance
PCT north of Saddle Junction is open. PCT south of Saddle Junction is open to the juncture with the Southridge Trail.
Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Wilderness Permits required - Devils Slide permits are subject to quota on weekends from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, Saturdays and Sundays only.
Group size is limited to 12 people.
No campfires allowed. Portable gas stoves are allowed.
Camp on a durable surface at least 200 feet away from other people, trails, meadows, and water sources.