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Idyllwild Nature Center

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25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-3850
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Beautiful place to see. Different hiking trails that range from easy walk in the park, to more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Juan N
Tijuana, Mexico
via mobile
Afterhnoon walk

Great place to enjoy the forest and learn about nature. There is ample parking. There are many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Clemente california
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25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-3850
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to see. Different hiking trails that range from easy walk in the park, to more strenuous hikes. Definitely wonderful place to relax and enjoy s little bit of nature.

Thank Juan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to enjoy the forest and learn about nature. There is ample parking. There are many things for children to see and do here.

Thank 401l
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This is a place where you can hike and clear your mind of the day to day stuff. Great trails and local places to eat and shop.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

The Idyllwild Nature Center was nicely done but pretty small. The exhibits were neat and informative. However, k$4 seems a lot for a day-use fee per person. The trails were well-kept but a little too close to the highway to feel like you were getting...More

Thank kak6
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Nice trail or drive in, the smell of the pines will knock you out. Nice little nature center tells of the flora and fauna and animals of the area not those to include the ones in town after dark;.

1  Thank jmaruska
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We always enjoy hiking the area with great views. The Center was informative is a great place to take your kids.

1  Thank _dcwitteman
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Very open spaced preserve. Their nature center provided a lot of local history and geographical information for tourists. We were there for a dog fundraiser for their local animal shelter. BUT BEWARE!!!! We were advised to be on high alert for rattlesnakes Even so a...More

Thank Vendrizzi
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views with paths to suit young kids or to carry a baby. The center has a play area for kids as well.

2  Thank findberry
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Looks like a great place to bring groups of kids. There was a bus full of first graders and parents. I got put off by the live snakes in the nature center and the possibility rattlers could be on the hiking trail so opted not...More

Thank wannabeislander1232
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Very friendly for small kids - but really wonderful for the adults, too. Short and easy walks take you to incredibly views. Really "purple mountain majesties". What a treat.

1  Thank david s
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Penny B
January 25, 2016|
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Response from Gerry H | Reviewed this property |
Idyllwild County Park is day use. You can check out the State Park which is on Hwy 243 right by the Idyllwild Fire Dept. The have camping at Hurkey Creek across from Lake Hemet. It is a county park. You pay one fee and you... More
Vicky W
February 15, 2015|
Response from Steven858 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. In fact it is a 10 hour round trip hike to the tram from the center. Idylwild is on the west side of the mountain range.The tram is located on the east side of the mountain range and is accessed near Palm... More