Located a mile high in the San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild is less than an hour away from anywhere in the San Jacinto Valley.  Proudly featuring a four season climate, the area offers visitors a break from the heat in summer or a wonderland in winter.  Driving to this mountain community is a treat in itself  as the highways are State designated Scenic By-ways, which provide stunning views and diverse terrain from the deserts up to the tall pines.

Idyllwild - San Jacinto Mountains

Why Visit Idyllwild?

Picture a quaint mountain village filled with local charm, surrounded by towering pines, a variety of shops and restaurants – that’s Idyllwild.  Home of the renowned Jazz in the Pines Festival, live music can be heard most of the year.   There are no traffic signals and you are encouraged to walk and stroll the shops and local art galleries.

San Jacinto Mountains - Idyllwild

From the breathtaking views to nearby lakes and family fun, this is a community you’ll want to visit time and again.

You’ll find Calendar of Event information here:

Directions from the San Jacinto Valley:

Take SR 74 East(Palms to Pines Hwy).  At Mountain Center, veer left onto Hwy 243.  Continue 5 miles to Idyllwild.

For more information about Idyllwild, please visit the Idyllwild Town Crier for local news.

Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains

For more information:
San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce (951) 654-1645
Hemet/San Jacinto (951) 658-3211