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Gddes Given Brandi Shaw Idyllwild, Life Coach, Reiki Master, Wedding Officiate

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Visiting Idyllwild

Up above the chaos and noise is a little retreat town bringing us back to the more simple times.      Idyllwild is many things to many people of all different age groups and cultures.

Some love the laid back ma-and-pa vibe, others appreciate the wonderful community of artists and talented musicians. Foodies seek out world-class fine dining. Nature sports such as sledding, mountain biking, beautiful hiking trails and rock climbing call in the nature enthusiast.

Whatever the reason Idyllwild has your attention we welcome you with open arms in any season

and look forward to your next visit.

Starting with the yummy.

What to eat?
Hungry from the aromas in the air?
Idyllwild has many varieties of cuisines and you might be surprised at the amount of foodies who travel for hours to experience Idyllwild's flavors varying from Italian, Mexican, Asian Fusions and American of course. Looking for vegetarian or vegan, you can find that here. Many restaurants cater to food allergies as well. We have no drive-thru's nor chain restaurants which means authenticity at its yummiest. So what are you in the mood to eat today?

 After a little initiative and time we have complied a list of local favorite Breakfast go to, Lunch favorites, and Best Suppers with the added bonus of live music, you can check the links to see.

What to do?

Now for the fun!

Many ways to get your mind off the everyday and enjoy.
  For the nature enthusiasts:
Check out the trails! Hiking has a variety of difficulty levels and distances for families with young to the ones spending the day pacing through. Whether hiking to a Bouldering and Rock Climbing destination or to a magnificant view be sure to pack some water. Possibly biking your way through the forest and camping for a few, remember to bring the camera.  Best to know first of the Forest Station where you can gather more information and permits if needed and if dogs are allowed to join and which are best suited for bikes.

                           U.S. Forest Service 54270 Pine Crest Ave. off Hwy. 243 by the stop sign and dog groomer, #(909) 382-2921

                           Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail -  One-way distance = 38 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 4,000 • Strenuous 

                           Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail -  One-way distance = 2.6 miles • Easy

                           Fuller Ridge Trail  - One-way distance = 7.5 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 3,000 • Strenuous

                           Seven Pines Trail  - One-way distance = 4 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 2,600 • Moderate

                           Marion Mountain Trail  - One-way distance = 5.9 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 4,400 • Strenuous

                           Devil’s Slide Trail  - One-way distance = 2.5 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 1,700 • Moderate

                           Deer Springs Trail  - One-way distance = 3.3 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 1,700 • Moderate

                           Palm Springs Aerial Tramway  - One-way distance = 1.7 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 700 • Easy

                           South Ridge Trail  - One-way distance = 4 miles; Elevation gain in feet = 3,600; Strenuous

Fishing spots stocked nearby are Lake Fulmore, and Lake Hemet.
Mountain Bike rentals get ahold of Bud at Bike Route 54095 Pine Crest (951)659-2038

             Idyllwild-area Mountain Bike Trails

  •  Coyote Run: Closed until further notice. Beginning at the north end of Hurkey Creek County Park and ending at the waterfalls on Hurkey Creek, this easy and scenic ride is about two miles on a dirt road closed to motor vehicles. Parking is available at the day-use area within the Hurkey Creek Campground or outside the park.

  • Fobes Ranch Road and Spurs: This trail s located three miles south of Lake Hemet on Highway 74 in Garner Valley. The roads are easy to moderate and offer more than two miles of mountain bike riding.

  • May Valley Trail System: May Valley road is reopened after the fire. Some trails at the top and bottom of the road are also reopened.

  • The Hub Trail System: This winding trail system incorporates great views of Alvin Meadow and the Grotto. Trails climb from behind Idyllwild Arts up toward Pine Cove. Moderate to challenging.

  • Thomas Mountain and Ramona Trail: This challenging 17-mile loop is considered one of the best rides in the area. It begins one mile south of Lake Hemet on Highway 74, six miles north of the junction with Highway 371. The dirt road ascends from an elevation of 4,500 feet to more than 8,700 feet in 13 miles to Thomas Mountain Peak, offering far-reaching views of Anza and San Diego below

 Rock climbing and bouldering hotspots are Black Mountain, Tramway, and South Ridge Trail and of course without hesitation the world known crag Tahquitz. Black Mountain

is  particularly popular during the summer months with an elevation at 8,000ft

the  temperatures are ideal. South Ridge is one of my old favorites with many

climbs scattered about only closer to town than other options. Tahquitz or Lily

Rock and Suicide Rock (Tahquitz smaller neighbor) are the main attractions with

200+ routes to chose from. The decimal rating system for rock climbing was

developed by climbers on Tahquitz but was later renamed the Yosemite Decimal System or YDS. Tahquitz will always have its place in the past, present and on into the future.

Picnics and family chill time in the fresh air are great at the:

                               -Idyllwild Nature Center at 25225 Highway 243  (951) 659-3850

                               -Community Center Playground across from Shell gas station.

                               -Idyllwild Park at 54000 Riverside County Playground Rd (951) 659-2656

                               -Humber Park 24559 Fern Valley Road (951) 659-2607

Snowy weather calls out the sledding with the children at the parks

and bravest of outdoor hikers on the trails.

Please be safe, prepared and respect our forests cleanliness and natural order.


Hiking Idyllwild
Biking Idyllwil Mountain Bike
Rock Climbing Idyllwild
Picnic Idyllwild
Sledding Idyllwild


Mountain Pottery 54240 Pine Crest Ave B,   (707) 241-5397

Phone: (707) 241-5397 or (951) 390-0006

Hours: Most of the time! Call us if you drop by are we are not around.

Get on the wheel, work with your hands and paint.

Pottery Idyllwild
Movie Theater Idyllwild



Jazzercise Idyllwild
    Monday         Tuesday         Wednesday      Thursday         Friday           Saturday

  8:30 AM                                                       8:30 AM                    8:30 AM                   8:30 AM                8:30 AM

Dance Mix                                                     Dance Mix              Dance Mix              Dance Mix              Dance Mix

  5:30 PM                   5:30 PM                       5:30 PM

Dance Mix                Dance Mix                  Dance Mix

= Child Care at additional costs


Om Sweet Aum Yoga 26120 Ridgeview Drive (909) 747- YOGA (9642)
                                                                               *see class schedule here
Idyllwild Yoga Studio 54445 North Circle Drive (859) 396-0469
                                                                               *see class schedule here

Yoga Idyllwild

Anonymous Programs:

AA, NA, CoDA, Al-anon  times and location are listen In Town Crier Newspaper. Pick up a paper at the local gas station or grocery store.


Idyllwild Library  54401 Village Center Dr (951) 659-2300
                                                      Monday        10am - 6pm
                                                      Tuesday       12pm - 8pm
                                                     Wednesday  10am - 6pm
                                                      Thursday     12pm - 5pm
                                                      Friday          12pm - 5pm
                                                     Saturday      10am - 4pm
                                                      Sunday         CLOSED
Library Idyllwild

Idyllwild Libray and Technology Center

offers many events ranging from story time

to Cancer support system meetings and

locals gathering with a passion.

Please check with the site for times and dates.

Tea RoomMerkaba Tea 54210 North Circle Drive

Wooleys: Woooleys Gift Shop (the cowboy hat) 54274 N Circle DR 

Merkaba Online 951-659-2805

Tea Idyllwild
Where to sleep?

Lodging in Idyllwild

Staying in Idyllwild has many options. Are you looking for secluded? Possible walk to town? Maybe  personal space renting a place out? How about a Bed and Breakfast with a jacuzzi? We have all the works available throughout the Idyllwild area. With the lack of traffic and noises of a city you are sure to sleep well in this serene escape we call home. Rise to the birds chirping or snowflakes falling you sure to feel part of the woods. Here are some great options to get you started.

Quiet Creek Inn *along the creek, animal sanctuary

26345 Delano Dr. • 1 (800) 450-1516, (951) 468-4208

Grand Idyllwild Lodge *fitness room, sauna, B&B

54820 Pine Crest Ave. • (951) 659-2383

Creekstone Inn *fireplace and spa

54950 Pine Crest Ave. • 1 (800) 409-2127 or (951) 659-3342 

Woodland Park Manor *park, pool, spa, cabins

55350 South Circle Dr. • (951) 659-2657

Mile High Country Inn *intimate whirlpool suites

54605 North Circle Dr. • (951) 659-2931 

Idyllwild Inn * In town location

54300 Village Center Dr. • 1 (888) 659-2552  

Silver Pines Lodge, Village & Homes *1block from the village

25955 Cedar St. • (951) 659-4335

BlueBird Cottage Inn *great price

26620 Saddle Drive• (951) 659-2696

Sleeping Idyllwild
Jacuzzi Idyllwild
Real Estate

Real Estate

in Idyllwild, California

Keller Williams Realty Idyllwild
Combining Real Estate Experience with enthusiastic service, TEAMWORK, and years of local knowledge allows us to meet ALL your Idyllwild Real Estate needs.
BRANDI THOMAS Realtor in Idyllwild
 Brandi Thomas
Managing Broker
CalBRE# 02060365

"My team and I am here for you.
We are Keller Williams of Idyllwild,
The Idyllwild Agents. 

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