"Located in the San Jacinto Mountains, this 200-acre camping preserve allows you to escape from the Southern California heat and enjoy panoramic mountain scenery. These rugged, pine-covered mountains are perfect for summer hiking and winter snowshoeing. Come fish at our stocked trout pond, or enjoy sunny days in our swimming and wading pools." TT website
Thousand Trails is a system of members-only campgrounds. However, there are campsites that are available to the public as well. Thousand Trails Idyllwild is one of the best that our family has been able to visit.
We stayed in one of the tent sites. The sites are fairly niced sized (some bigger than others), and all have picnic tables and outdoor grills.
There is a large network of trails that extend out from the campground through the San Jacinto Mountains. These trails offer a variety of hikes for the novice to the experienced hiker including some great views from Taquitz Rock.
The campground has a large pool and kiddie pool. During the summer months, there are horses to rent for rides. There are also campfires with smores and campfire songs on summer weekend nights. This is where my 2 year old really enjoyed himself.
The area does have rattlesnakes, so be careful during the heat of summer.
In the winter, the area can be covered in snow, so please call ahead and use discretion.