San Bernardino National Forest

Idyllwild Ranger Station

San Jacinto Ranger District - Idyllwild Ranger Station

Photo: Idyllwild Ranger Sign at Pinecrest and Highway 243The San Jacinto Ranger District is located in Riverside County and encompasses the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. The area includes steep to very steep canyons and elevations ranging from 2,000 feet to 10,831 feet at the top of Mt. San Jacinto. The landscape is dramatic and picturesque, providing a scenic backdrop for Palm Springs and other Coachella Valley desert communities. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument is located along the east side of the area. Idyllwild is the gateway to the San Jacinto Wilderness.

A variety of recreation opportunities are found here, including hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, equestrian use, and rock climbing. The Pacific Crest Trail traverses the length of the District. State Highway 243 entering the forest from the north at Banning runs southeast to the Coachella Valley as the ?Palm to Pines Scenic Byway?.

We are located on the corner of Pine Crest and Highway 243 in Idyllwild.

Office hours are 8:00am to Noon and 1:00pm to 3:30pm Monday through Friday

Weekends 8:00am to 4:30pm

Mailing and Street Address:

Idyllwild Ranger Station
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Directions by Google Maps

(909) 382-2921 (voice)
(800) 877-8339 (TTY)

The Idyllwild office provides the following services to the public:

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Adventure Passes and all other Permits Available

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Maps, books and Brochures

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Forest related gift items

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Wilderness Permits - online application

Interested in lending a hand? Contact the Forest Service Volunteer Association at (909) 382-2921

Contact the Idyllwild Ranger Station & San Jacinto Ranger District via Electronic Comment Card

Photo: New Idyllwild Forest Service Visitor Center Photo: Forest Ranger Pat Boss assisting Forest Visitors
Photo: Books and other materials for sale in the Visitors Center Photo: Native Species of the San Jacinto Display Photo: Display celebrating 40 years of the Wilderness Act

The Idyllwild office provides the following services to the public:

Adventure Passes and all other Permits Available

Maps, books and Brochures

Forest related gift items

Wilderness Permits - online application

Idyllwild Ranger Station
54270 Pine Crest
P.O. Box 518
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(909) 382-2921 (voice)
(800) 877-8339 (TTY)