Fuller Ridge Trail

Area Status: Open
This is the trailhead for the Fuller Ridge Trail on the San Jacinto Ranger District

Expect 4wd / high clearance conditions on Black Mountain Road.

This hike is actually part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Starting at 7600 ft., it follows the high, timbered ridge above Snow Creek offering spectacular views of the desert. The trail joins Deer Springs Trail, at an elevation of 9200 ft., where a strenuous portion proceeds 2.5 miles to San Jacinto Peak (10,804 ft.). Wilderness permits are required in Mt. San Jacinto State Park wilderness. This trail goes up and down in elevation to the Deer Springs Trail junction.

Pacific Crest Trail Logo No Bicycles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)!

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

Current Conditions: Black Mountain road 4S01 is damaged from storms.  Four-wheel drive, with high clearance is highly recommended.
Fees: None
Permit Info: Wilderness permit is required for day hiking and backpacking. 
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.
  • 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 and Banning.
Water: None
Restroom: None
Information Center:
San Jacinto Ranger District
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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Day Hiking

7.5 miles
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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7600 - 10804