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Idyllwild Nature Center

25225 Highway 243

Located 1 mile northwest of Idyllwild on Highway 243, Idyllwild Nature Center offers a variety of field study trips, environmental education programs and guided tours which can be scheduled by appointment and tailored to fit specific needs or interests. Programs focus on mountain ecology, habitats, flora and fauna, Cahuilla Native culture and the history of the San Jacinto Mountains. During the summer, nature walks and natural history lectures are offered; every Saturday, June through August, the center offers Junior Naturalist Programs, which include forest nature walks, snacks, and workbooks.


Andrew Trushinski

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Beautiful campground. The hike to the lookout point is gorgeous and it's not long or difficult. the bathrooms are sparse and the one nearest to our site , 7, was kinda tricky to find. Bring bug spray, we had to get some. Otherwise I loved it. Hope to go back someday


Saturday, June 30, 2018
Nice place for family or a first time hiker. We took the nature trail which was the shortest and then decided to wander to a different trail. Both trails we went to were clear on a Saturday morning. The nature center opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm. There is a dog and human fee to help keep the place running. My lazy dog was bouncing around chasing squirrels and lizards and breezed through both trails while I huffed and puffed behind him. Looks like I'm the one that's out of shape!

Daniel Palacio

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Very knowledgeable and attentive rangers. Excellent stop while visiting Idyllwild. Variety of simply or more difficult hikes with gorgeous vistas. The visitor center is full of beautiful taxidermy and informative literature. My family had an excellent time.

Laurie Ludwig

Monday, July 2, 2018
Very educational and interesting. Nice hike from campground to get there. You can also go by car. Live animals to touch

brandon santia

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Awsome staff. Great educational museum nice hiking trails

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