Deer Springs Trail is a 7.2 mile round trip hike. Located 11 miles west of Palm Springs California. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.
This moderate trail begins at Hwy 243 one mile north of Idyllwild, at an elevation of 5600 ft. A branch trail leads to the top of Suicide Rock, with a gain of 1700 ft. from the trailhead. From here, panoramic views of Idyllwild and the rugged granite cliff of Tahquitz (Lily) Rock. The Deer Springs Trail continues to San Jacinto Peak with a gain of 5200 ft. from the trailhead. Adventure Pass is not required.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.