The Devil’s Slide Trail is part of a system of trails that can take you all the way to San Jacinto Peak. This trail ascends from Humber Park to Saddle Junction with many switchbacks and far-reaching views of the surrounding area. Starting at about 6280 ft. the gain in elevation is almost 1700 ft. From Saddle Junction, trails lead to San Jacinto Peak (10,804 ft.), the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (8516 ft.), and Tahquitz Peak Lookout (8828 ft.). The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through Saddle Junction. Day hike permits for the Devil’s Slide Trail are limited on weekends and holidays during the summer (between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends) due to very heavy use.
Wilderness Access Trail (Permit Always Required)
The San Jacinto mountains offer about 275 miles of trails that are varied enough to appeal to the novice yet are sufficiently challenging for the advanced hiker.
Some hiking trails are located in the 35,000 acre San Jacinto Wilderness area managed by the US Forest Service. Other trails are within the 10,000 acre Mt San Jacinto State Wilderness, administered by Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
Wilderness permits are available at no cost from the San Jacinto State Park headquarters on Highway 243 or at the Idyllwild Ranger Station at Highway 243 and Pine Crest Drive
For day use, most hiking trails require a wilderness permit
Horses are allowed on all trails, but grazing is not permitted. Bring feed for overnight trips
Dogs are allowed on the Forest Service Wilderness trails, but not in the State Wilderness
Mount San Jacinto State Park Information
Address: 25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549