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Idyllwild Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 19 photos

A small town with a European feel

Idyllwild is a small town at about 5600 feet on Mount San Jacinto, the tallest peak in Southern California.

This town is known for its art and music school as well as being the place where you can take a tram from Palm Springs to.

I decided to visit Idyllwild because I am always passing by Mt. San Jacinto and heard about its art school.

What I noticed was that this town seemed to be built in a European style of architecture, at least that's what I felt when I first arrived.

There are tons of outdoor hiking to do here, but make sure you have a forest adventure pass or you'll get fined for parking at any of the trailheads. There is also plenty of shopping and places to eat, too.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Tons of hiking and outdoor activities
  • Cons:For some reason, some places were closed w/o notice
  • In a nutshell:Come here and enjoy the outdoors with a free spirit
  • Last visit to Idyllwild: Aug 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 6, 2002
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