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Top 10 Things To Do In Idyllwild, California: Enjoy Breathtaking Sights

Updated Sep 27, 2018

Find yourself among the top attractions in all of California! Idyllwild really is a Southern California location unlike any other, with state staples like Mount San Jacinto State Park, Middle Ridge Winery, and Lake Fulmor! No matter what you’re looking for, Idyllwild can deliver an experience unlike any other!

1. Mount San Jacinto State Park

Posted by Mt. San Jacinto State Park & Wilderness on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Start your visit to Idyllwild the right way, with a trip to the Mount San Jacinto State Park! Standing nearly two miles (3.21 kilometers) above sea level, this gem of the San Jacinto Mountains features stunning sights and thoroughly spectacular backgrounds. So long as you’re looking to get your own taste of Idyllwild, you’re going to want to visit the second largest mountain range in the entire United States! Check out the unique diversity of indigenous plants and animals at the Mount San Jacinto State Park, only a short distance from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! With camping and motorhome opportunities available to locals and visitors alike, the Mount San Jacinto State Park is the perfect sight in all of Idyllwild!

Mount San Jacinto State Park

Address: 25905 CA-243, Idyllwild, CA 92549

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2. Idyllwild Wellness Waters & Massage

Relax and unwind with the best of them at the Idyllwild Wellness Waters & Massage facility in California! It’s time to keep the best for yourself, with the rejuvenation services provided only at one of the Golden State’s best relaxation centers. At the Idyllwild Wellness Waters & Massage, a fully customized, personalized, professional relaxation spa and wellness package is fashioned, catered to your individual preferences. Take advantage of their massage studio, at the hands of their fully certified, world-class massage experts. With dynamic massage packages like their Kangen Water massage, Ayurveda Bodywork, and Chair Massages, the Idyllwild Wellness Waters & Massage sets the absolute standard as the top location for rest in all of Idyllwild! Find yourself on premises, for serenity you won’t want to live without.

Idyllwild Wellness Waters & Massage

Address: 54735 N Circle Dr Idyllwild, CA 92549

Website: Idyllwild Wellness Waters & Massage

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3. Idyllwild Nature Center

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Take in the fullest extent of the Idyllwild outdoors, at the Idyllwild Nature Center! When it comes to the Idyllwild Nature Center, you’ll find yourself standing before and amidst the ideal combination of outdoors exploration and local education. Learn more about what makes the Idyllwild nature the unforgettable magnet for wildlife enthusiasts that it is, and then venture into it and explore it for yourself! Trails and picnic areas abound at the Idyllwild Nature Center; whether you’re simply searching for the superior means by which to immerse yourself in dynamic nature, or you’re looking to actively explore the sights and the sounds that take the Idyllwild outdoors to the next level, you’re going to find all of that at the Idyllwild Nature Center, where naturally conserved wildlife meets your desire to explore it!

Idyllwild Nature Center

Address: 25225 California 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Website: Idyllwild Nature Center

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4. Middle Ridge Winery

Simply put, for a wine tasting experience that’s going to thoroughly blow away the local competition, take advantage of Middle Ridge Winery in Idyllwild, California! For one, this venue has the unique capacity to host any and every social function you wish to hold in the area! No matter if it’s a birthday party or a work outing, you’ve always got the perfect excuse to walk through the front doors of the Middle Ridge Winery and enjoy great rates and unparalleled wine tasting endeavors. Specializing in boutique, premium wines, the Middle Ridge Winery features such wine legends as the 2015 Pinot Grigio, the 2014 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, and the 2012 Meritage of California! Check out the regularly scheduled events that take place on the grounds of the Middle Ridge Winery, or simply stop by for a visit, and to immerse yourself in award-winning wines!

Middle Ridge Winery

Address: 54301 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Website: Middle Ridge Winery

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5. Idyllwild Park

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No matter the recreational activity in which you plan on indulging at Idyllwild Park, you’re sure to be satisfied under the park’s expansive trees and wide-open spaces. Locals and visitors alike routinely take advantage of Idyllwild Park’s diversified hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities, as venues for relaxation, recreation, and socialization with family and friends! Discover a peaceful, better you among the shade, or take the family out for a local park experience that everyone is sure to love! Take in the breathtaking natural sights that surround the complete extent of the park, right on the edge of town, and make sure that you come back during the year when the park hosts a series of outdoor events! This park also includes some of the area’s most challenging rock climbing courses, for experienced climbers to get their hands on some real recreational exertion. It’s all waiting for you a Idyllwild Park!

Idyllwild Park

Address: 54000 Riverside County Playground Rd, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Website: Idyllwild Park

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6. The Hub Cyclery

Located in downtown Idyllwild, The Hub Cyclery is Idyllwild’s premiere bike provider, whether you’re looking to rent or to buy! With friendly service and a wide diversity of rental and purchasing packages, The Hub Cyclery is run by certified bicycle experts, who are willing to provide you with unbeatable prices on all of their bicycles. More importantly, their staff can and will provide you with all of the bike knowledge and tips for new and experienced riders alike, to get your next bike ride off on the right foot. The Hub Cyclery also hosts a regular series of bicycle events, geared toward getting the local community out of their respective houses, and into the astute Idyllwild sunshine outside! Enjoy a small-town vibe and an infectiously enthusiastic atmosphere alike at The Hub Cyclery!

The Hub Cyclery

Address: 28815 CA-243, Mountain Center, CA 92561

Website: The Hub Cyclery

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7. Lake Fulmor

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Posted by Keith Williams on Friday, 7 July 2017

Take as much time as you need at Lake Fulmor; you’re going to want to provide yourself ample time to soak in the full extent of one of Idyllwild’s first-class outdoor attractions! A hub for socialization during weather-conducive seasons, Lake Fulmor provides the perfect blend of wildlife and recreational opportunities! Take a walk around the lake’s grounds, where you’ll be able to gaze upon many of the awe-inspiring, breathtaking sights, that help to add to Idyllwild’s legacy as an absolute wildlife staple of the region. See if you can spot many of the animals and critters which make their home at Lake Fulmor, including tree frogs, dragonflies, ground squirrels, butterflies, and more! See if you can identify many of the distinct bird calls that characterize the area, and greet many of the friendly locals that frequent Lake Fulmor on a regular basis. Make Lake Fulmor your next outdoor destination!

Lake Fulmor

Address: Hall Decker Rd, Banning, CA 92220

Website: Lake Fulmor

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8. Humber Park

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One of Idyllwild’s most recognizable parks, Humber Park provides friends and family alike with the perfect excuse to get outdoors! Its distinct amenities include many trailheads, each of which leads respectively to a hike that you’ll thoroughly enjoy. Their hikes range in difficulty from easy to difficult, so no matter your skill level or preferred methods when it comes to hiking, Humber Park has a trailhead that anyone and everyone can come to enjoy. Take advantage of Humber Park, which leads hikers straight into the bliss of the San Jacinto Wilderness area, a park which also includes parking for all hikers! Find yourself enjoying the great outdoors with this easy outlet for individual of familial enjoyment, at Humber Park!

Humber Park

Address: 24559 Fern Valley Rd, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Website: Humber Park

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9. Handicap-friendly viewing point near Idyllwild for lovely photos

Nine miles (14km) north of Idyllwild along the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, you’ll find a parking area for the Indian Vista Scenic Overlook. The trail to the viewpoint is handicap/wheelchair friendly. You’ll find it on the way to Lake Fulmor. On the way to the viewpoint, you’ll find railings to hold onto. Some huge boulders make for great selfies. There are no restrooms, but those may be found at Lake Fulmore, a few miles on. Almost everyone suggests a short, easy downhill walk past the rock enclosure outlook reveals the best spectacular views

Indian Vista Scenic Overlook

Address: Banning-Idyllwild Panoramic Hwy, Banning, Idyllwild, CA 92220

Website: USDA

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10. Organic tea for your taste and lifestyle at Merkaba Tea

Merkaba Tea is the sort of place you never thought existed. The shop is full of different organic teas. Taste tea, buy tea, talk tea and more. The owners also sell some eastern spiritual stuff like music for meditation, and incense. The atmosphere is laid back, relaxed and charming. There’s even a Tibetan water bowl on the premises. If you think tea is boring, this place is sure to change your mind. Stop in for a half hour or so, and if tea is not your cup of tea, you can always pick up some mukluk slipper socks.

Merkaba Tea

Address: 54210 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Website: Merkaba Tea

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Natural sights and sounds abound

No matter what you’re looking to get out of your next visit to Idyllwild, you’re going to find a distinctively wide range of available opportunities in the area! Take advantage of Idyllwild’s natural sights and sounds, each of which is spectacular in size and scope. Relax at the Idyllwild Wellness Waters and Massage center, and try choice, award-winning wines at Middle Ridge Winery! It’s all waiting for you to enjoy, when you find yourself loving all that Idyllwild, California has to offer you!

This article was originally published on Jul 27, 2017

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John Gallagher is an english and theology double major from San Diego, California. He currently works as the lead sports editor for the Troubadour Newspaper, and serves as the head script writer...Read more

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