Due to recent rain storms, certain routes to Tahquitz Pines and Idyllwild are closed.
We recommend guests coming from the Los Angeles, Orange County, and Inland Empire
areas take Highways 215 or 15 south to State Route 79 south in Temecula, then connect to State Route 371 eastbound, which links
to the open half of Highway 74 west. Highway 74 west will take you to Mountain Center,
where you will connect with Highway 243 north into Idyllwild. For our guests coming
from the Desert or High Desert, please take Highway 74 east from Palm Desert and then
Highway 243 north.
Highway 74 east from Hemet/Interstate 215 and Highway 243 south from Banning/Interstate
10 are both closed.
In a busy world that swirls around us at a frenetic pace, God speaks to us in quiet
places. Tahquitz Pines is one of those places.
For more than 80 years, people have come here to find peace, and many have left transformed.
Countless campers have found Christ here for the first time, while others have established
a deeper connection with God that can only be found in the tranquility of such a natural
Founders of Tahquitz Pines envisioned it to be a place where people could “hear God's
voice” and make a lasting commitment to follow Him. Since its beginnings, campers
have related stories about their experiences at Tahquitz Pines and how they were forever
changed because of Jesus Christ. We hope to continue the heritage of providing a place
for people to make that connection.
Our desire is that each and every person who visits Tahquitz Pines will experience
spiritual revitalization—something more than the beauty of nature and deepening friendships—and
truly connect with God and His desires for his or her life. More than that—we invite
you to put aside stress and worry, come to this quiet place at Tahquitz Pines and
find the amazing things God has planned for you.