Idyllwild is open for business! So come on up and escape the heat, enjoy the cool mountain air, and shop and dine, too. You may have heard about some road closures, but I’ve got the scoop on the the best ways to come up the mountain to see me. To arrange a visit with me, Mayor Max, and my two Deputies, Mitzi and Mikey, just call my Chief of Staff, Phyllis Mueller, at 949.525.0100. My deputies and I can’t wait to see you!
Love always, Mayor Max & Deputy Mayors Mitzi and Mikey
To Idyllwild via Hemet and CA-74, when the pilot car escort is operating:
Note that until highway repairs to CA-74 are complete, pilot car escorts for CA-74 between Hemet and Mountain Center run daily from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Drive CA-74 (Florida Avenue in Hemet) eastbound. At CA-243, turn left. Idyllwild is less than 10 minutes from CA-74.
To Idyllwild via Hemet, avoiding CA-74:
From the intersection at Florida Avenue (CA-74) and State Street, go south. In about four miles, that will force a left turn onto Cactus Valley Road. In about a mile, turn right on Sage Road. In 11.5 miles, turn left on Wilson Valley Road. In 5.7 miles, turn left at CA-371. In about 17 miles, turn left at CA-74. In about 12.5 miles, turn right at CA-243.
To Idyllwild via Temecula (I-15):
Exit I-15 at Temecula Parkway (CA-79 S), drive east. In about 17.5 miles, turn left at CA-371. In about 20 miles, turn left at CA-74. In about 12.5 miles, turn right at CA-243.
To Idyllwild via Palm Desert (I-10):
Exit I-10 at Monterey Avenue, drive south. In less than six miles, at CA-111, Monterey Avenue becomes CA-74. In about 37 miles, turn right at CA-243.