Idyllwild, California is a town located close to mile 180 of the Pacific Crest Trail. It is a full service town with everything a hiker needs.
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- 1 Access from the Trail
- 2 Food and Drink
- 3 Resupply
- 4 Lodging
- 5 Trails Angels
- 6 Attractions
- 7 Transportation Services
- 8 References
- 9 External Links
Access from the Trail
The PCT provides access to Idyllwild from several side trails:
- Mile 178: South Ridge Trail. Approximately a 6 mile hike into town.
- Mile 179.4: Saddle Junction/Devil's Slide Trail. Approximately a 6 mile hike into town.
- Mile 183.5: Deer Springs Trail. Approximately a 4 mile hike into town.
Food and Drink
Red Kettle is a popular diner offering breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and more.
Higher Grounds Coffee Shop offers a fantastic selection of coffees and baked goods.
The Town Baker is a cool little coffee shop and bakery which also offers free WiFi.
Fairway Market and Idyllwild Village Market are both full services grocery stores, from which hikers can do a full resupply.
Being located so close to Mt San Jacinto, Idyllwild has a number of good stores where hikers can buy or replace gear.
Nomad Ventures sells stove fuel.
Hotels and Motels
San Jacinto State Park campground is a popular option for thru-hikers. The park has a "Hike & Bike" section where hikers can camp for $3 per night.
Ride Hailing Services, Shuttles, and Taxis