San Jacinto Mountains Highway Safety Re- Route.

April 4th, 2023
By: Andy Smith (USFS)

If you’re planning on skipping the northbound section from Highway74 and want to go directly go into the town of Idyllwild please read the following. Highway 74 and 243, beyond Herkey Creek Campground are extremely unsafe roads for hikers!

Either find a ride from Paradise Corner Cafe or start your re- route at Herkey Creek Campground, past Lake Hemet on Highway 74. At the back of the campground is an old roadbed the follows the creek, continue on the trail and you will see it go up towards the left. After another mile, it will bring you to May Valley Road which is dirt. Stay to the left in the fork of the road and continue approximately 3.5 miles until it brings you to Saunders Meadow Road. Go right on Saunders Meadow which will bring you into the town of Idyllwild.