Welcome To Idyllwild, CA - Home of Adventure, Music, Art & Harmony

A nature-lovers oasis located in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. At a mile high, residents and visitors enjoy an alpine forest abounding with wildlife. The seasons are lovely with the scent of lilacs in the air in spring, warm summers, vibrant autumn colors and snowy winters.

IDYLLWILD DEER SIGHTINGS: Follow the Trail of the Painted Deer

Meet Mayor Max!

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington and Idyllwild Mayor Max need your help!

Click HERE for a very important message.

Supervisor Washington and Mayor Max encourage you to visit Idyllwild this summer and beat the heat!


The community is often known for its “artsy” culture. That’s mostly because we house the West Coast’s premiere boarding high schools for the arts, Idyllwild Arts Academy. Founded in 1946, Idyllwild Arts also has a long-standing summer program for all ages, which teaches everything from modern dance to basket weaving. IAA’s concerts and art exhibits are open to the public. See the events page for a myriad of cultural activities offered at Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild fosters a thriving community of local artists with year-round events and a new visitors center and gallery, located in the Courtyard Building behind the Fort in the center of town.

Art galleries, unique shops and world-class restaurants offer wonderful options for visitors and locals alike.


Much of the village itself is surrounded by National Forest, making a small residential footprint amid a large wilderness area. Hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, and rock climbing are popular activities. Visit the Idyllwild Nature Center with the kids and grandparents for easy nature walks and an impressive interpretive center to learn about local Cahuilla history and about native flora and fauna.

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The #Idyllwild Art Walk & Wine Tasting is next Saturday, October 12. For tickets, visit https://t.co/hIg6v6oRPE.

@Caltrans8 says escorts on SR-74 in #Idyllwild will cease by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 3. Repairs will continue during daytime hours until work is complete. Flagging will be in place M - F, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. SR-243 will remain closed to traffic until further notice.

I love this time of year. It’s cooling down, college football and the holidays are here. An annual ritual is a trip to the mountains to breathe the scent of pine trees. What better place than Idyllwild here in Riverside County!! @GoRivcoEDA @CWRivco3rd @TourIdyllwild #rivconow

Attention Idyllwild residents!!
We are having our tire collection event this Saturday, September 21st at CR&R Transfer Station located at 28100 Saunders Meadow Road Idyllwild.
For more information please visit: https://t.co/15ZzS6G2Wx

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