Deer Springs Trail to Suicide Rock 3E17 to 3E33

Area Status: Open
Areial image of Suicide Rock

The Deer Springs Trail begins on Hwy 243 one mile north of Idyllwild. The first 2.3 mile section is to a junction, take the cutoff trail to the right 1 mile to the top of Suicide Rock with panoramic views of Strawberry Valley and Idyllwild. This route starts in oak trees at 5,600 feet, ascending to 7,528 feet in the pines on top of Suicide Rock. Back at the junction of Deer Springs Trail and Suicide Trail, the trail to the left continues to San Jacinto Peak.

CA State Parks OHVDogs are not allowed on this trail because it enters State Park Wilderness.

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument website

For more information: Trails and Trailhead Locations at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument


At a Glance

Fees: None
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits are required.  Permits are available at the Idyllwild Forest Service Ranger Station at the kiosk desk 24 hrs.  You can also contact Mt. San Jacinto State Park for permits at 951-659-2607.
  • 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.
  • Dogs are prohibited in the State Park Wilderness
Pack It In/Pack It Out Pack out what you pack in and Leave No Trace!
Closest Towns: Idyllwild
Information Center:
San Jacinto Ranger District
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Mount San Jacinto State Park
25905 Highway 243
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 659-2607

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Day Hiking

3.3 miles
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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