Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail 3E07

Area Status: Open
This easy trail has fantastic views of the large granite rock known as Lily Rock.

This easy, scenic, 2.6 mile hike begins at 6400 ft. and crosses seasonal streams along the way. It descends 700 feet from Humber Park. It is a good walk for beginning botanists; many different species of trees can be found along the way. There are also good views of Suicide and Lily Rocks. This trail goes into the San Jacinto Wilderness area and mountain bikes are not allowed.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open.
Fees: U.S. Fee Area Logo Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. Aquire your pass before arriving at Humber Parking lot. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page. Passes are available at various local vendors.
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns:  Idyllwild
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Information Center:
San Jacinto Ranger District
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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2.6 miles
Elevation desc 600 ft elevation decent
Difficulty Level: Easy

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