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.


Amanda Morrow

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Had so much fun. The tour guide was awesome! She was engaging with the kids and let them ask a lot of questions.

Marken Ca

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fun snow play area! Restrooms and parking. Our family had a great time.

Amy Martin

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What an awesome nature center!! Nice trails, museum quality information, interactive learning areas for kids, and gift shop.

Philip Kang

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

Excellent trails and museum. Has refreshments for sale for the unprepared.

Tye Martel

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Staff were very helpful