Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA, USA

Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA, USA

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Mile-high Idyllwild-Pine Cove awaits

Don't forget to wax up the walking boots and dust off the hiking poles for that trip to Mile-high Idyllwild, which sits in the shadow of the rocky San Jacinto Mountains. Up there, between spear-like forests of pine trees and babbling creeks, Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals offer a gateway to one of California's beautiful sections of wilderness. Daring climbers come to conquer the crags of Tahquitz Rock, while walkers come to hit the famous South Ridge Trail and the Deer Springs Trail. And that's not even mentioning the art lovers, who flock here from LA to go to local galleries and boutique painting stores.

Enjoy outdoor pursuits in Idyllwild-Pine Cove

It's no secret that most travelers make a beeline for the heights of Idyllwild-Pine Cove to hit the trails. They exist in all shapes and sizes, with easy forest strolls for beginners and challenging peak ascents up to the top of San Jacinto for the pros. Mountain biking and horse riding excursions are also possible in the backcountry, both weaving and winding through the ponderosa pine forests that unfold from the town itself. And there's culture here too. That comes in the form of the Jazz in the Pines festival in late summer, or with the regular open-air Shakespeare productions between May and August.

Idyllwild-Pine Cove is all about the mountains

The main attractions of Idyllwild-Pine Cove loom up on all sides of the small town. Search for Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals in the form of rustic wood cabins if you want to get up-close to famous peaks like Tahquitz and San Jacinto itself. There's also access to the eye-watering Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, which comes with views of sweeping forests and babbling creeks. And there's the Middle Ridge Winery, which is the place to visit to buy local tipples to share by the fireplace in the evening.

Visit Idyllwild-Pine Cove during the trekking season

Although the timber-clad cabins and rustic mountain stays that pepper the forests around Idyllwild-Pine Cove are cozy prospects in the winter months, most travelers head to the lands around San Jacinto during the spring and summertime. That's because there's currently no ski fields on offer here, while the hiking between the months of May and September is second-to-none. Search for your Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals then to be in with the best highland walking, and enjoy all the al fresco art shows the town has to offer.

Ponderosas pines and peaks in Idyllwild-Pine Cove

You'll only need to step out of the door of your Idyllwild-Pine Cove vacation rentals to see the wondrous landscapes that make this corner of Cali so loved by adventure travelers. Deep in the rugged valleys of the Mount San Jacinto State Park, the place is watched over by the often-snow-topped ridges of Mount San Jacinto itself, while the sinewy valleys of the Santa Rosa Mountains carve through the ground to the south. Between the fan ferns and creeks there, you'll see rare boas, lizards, and buzzing hummingbirds alike.