Idyllwild, California 92549
Most people who have heard of Lake Fulmor – and there aren’t many – know it for its fishing, but there’s a short walking trail around the lake that’s well worth visiting too. Lake Fulmor is easy to miss – only 3 acres in surface area – but it’s one of those little gems that reminds you that sometimes in Southern California, especially when it comes to nature, there’s more than meets the eye.
The lake sits at about 5,300 feet above sea level, surrounded by scenery that could easily pass for the Sierras, or possibly the Great Smokies. The tall pines that border the lake are reflected in its still waters, and the scenery is made more interesting by a giant rock poking out of the south shore.
The walking trail goes around the lake, crossing a bridge and passing by a fishing pier. Other than the occasional car passing by on highway 243, the lake is peaceful and quiet. There are picnic tables which make a great place to have lunch before or after the walk.
Please note, a National Forest Service Adventure Pass is required for parking.