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Awsome trail! go down Erine Maxwell, lots of roots and rocks, very fun, semi-technical, watch for hikers on this trail. at bottom of trail go left up the dirt rd. turn left a first used dirt rd.(pg.814/D-7)go UP UP UP 2 miles(ouch,very steep!)to trail head, go to the right on South Ridge trail(very sandy in dry season)follow down to Humber Park. You do pop out on a dirt rd once, go left to gate and trail picks up left of gate. One of the best single tracks in So. Cal.
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Trail Directions
This is a point-to-point, you need 2 vehicles. Leave one at Hurky Creek Camp ground (thomas guide pg. 844/H-1,lower left) (park outside for no fee)Take second car to Idyllwild, N.E. out of Idyllwild take N. Circle dr. left on Fern Valley rd to Humber Park (pg. 814/F-3)(need wilderness pass to park there available at ranger station in town) Find Ernie Maxwell Trail (off to right as soon as you see parking area)
Trail Length
10 miles?
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
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Review Date
November 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: PaulyDaBomber , from down the road

1st off, parking outside of the hurkey creek campgrounds at the bottom is NOT free, its A-pass
material. The campgrounds only charges $2 a head
and has nice benches, bathrooms, showers, etc.
the camp host needs the revenue to continue doing
epic 24hour races there, whats the A-pass revenue doing? at the top trailhead u can park without an A-pass just below the parking lot on the street....
at the bottom of Ernie's go with the flow(left) on the fireroad to the SouthRidge Fireroad(left) the climb is worth it....at the bottom of southridge trail it hits a fireroad, there are many options here. i know of some sweet trails off to the left, arcaic and ridable
only via an escort(E-me)....the safest bet is making a left off the southridge onto the fireroad, then a left again on singletrack at the closed gate. this is the 'old' 24hour course route. after it doubletracks, keep with the flow of the road, hop the gate and continue to May Valley. after a T-left, theres a singletrack on the left under a huge Oak tree. this is the 'new' course and the Diazapan downhill. when the trail(wide) T's at the bottom u can go either way, right takes u straight out, left continues the course and more epic trail...choice bailout option, its all good....and when u get down u are at hurkey NOT humber

Recommended Route:
the errors on that above post are many. about the only correct statement is that it is an epic trail!!
Sweet summer shuttle action, about 15miles worth

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mucho secret trails in the area, inquire within....

Zachariah (07/09/2010)
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