Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail 3E07

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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: No Hiking Permit required, however parking at Humber Park requires an Adventure Pass or an Interagency Card.  Aquire pass before arriving at Humber Parking Lot.  Parking lot may close when unsafe conditions occur.   Ranger Station closed due to Covid19.  Practice social distancing. For safety, tell someone where you are starting from, your itinerary and call them when you return to your vehicle. 
Fees 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 pagePasses are available at the Forest Service Ranger Station at 54270 Pine Crest Ave., Idyllwild, or at various local vendors.
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns:  Idyllwild
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Information Center: Forest Service, Idyllwild Ranger Station. (909) 382-2921

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