Devils Slide Trail 3E05

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This popular trailhead is located on the San Jacinto Ranger District.

This 2.5 mile moderate trail ascends from Humber Park to Saddle Junction with many switchbacks and far reaching views. Starting at 6,400 ft. the elevation gain is 1,700 ft. From Saddle Junction, a network of trails lead to San Jacinto Peak (10,834 ft.), the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (8,516), and Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout (8,846 ft.). The Pacific Crest Trail passes through Saddle Junction. This is part of the San Jacinto Wilderness area.  Backpacking is allowed in the Chinquapin area between Saddle Junction and Tahquitz Peak, and in the North Rim Zone, north of Saddle Junction up to the State Park boundary. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Pacific Crest Trail is completely open.  No backpacking allowed in the Skunk Cabbage, Reeds Meadow, Laws Camp or Caramba areas.
Fees Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass pageAcquire pass before arriving at Humber Parking Lot, available at Forest Service Ranger Station, 54270 Pine Crest Ave, or various local vendors.
Permit Info: Permits are subject to quota (are limited) on weekends between Memorial Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.  Permits are self-serve until the quota period.  Wilderness permits are required in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park Wilderness.
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 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.
  • Pack out what you pack in.  Leave no Trace!
  • Dogs are prohibited in the State Park Wilderness
Closest Towns: Idyllwild
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Forest Service, Idyllwild Ranger Station (909) 382-2921, Friday - Monday 8-4, Tuesday 8-12.  

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Elevation desc1,700 ft elevation gain


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