ROUTE: ~10 Mile LOOP with a stop at Laws Camp for lunch. Devil's Slide Trail for 2.5 miles 1700' G up to Saddle Junction. We take Willow Creek Trail for 2 miles, through Skunk Cabbage Meadow and cross over Willow Creek, pick up Laws Trail, cross over Willow Creek again, and hike about into Laws Camp. Break for lunch. At Laws Junction we take Tahquitz Valley Trail and hike for another 1.6 miles through Reeds Meadow to Tahquitz Meadow, and back to the Saddle, then down the Slide.
THREE CREEK CROSSINGS with good volume- Willow, Tahquitz and Candy's Creeks. 2060' G/L, ~10 miles RT. Bring 3 liters of water and lunch/snacks.
CARPOOLS ENCOURAGED-post a comment if you want to carpool and where you'll meet. It takes me about 1 3/4 hr to drive from OB to the TH
From San Diego: 15N exit at Temecula Parkwy (79 S) turn R: at the Junction with 371 turn L towards Indio/Palm Springs/Anza: you will come to the 74 turn L and continue to Mountain Center and turn R 243 to Idyllwild
once in town turn on Pinecrest R and go to the stop sign. once thru the intersection turn L on Fern Valley and follow the signs to Humber park.
You need an adverure pass to park here. they are 5$ at any sporting good store in San Diego
there is a bathroom at the TH but no water
don't forget in the mountains plan on any weather so layers are good. hat, sunblock, potty bags and snacks
I have the wilderness permit for the group