ROAD UPDATES AS OF JUNE 15, 2019: The escort hours for SR 74 from Hemet/ I215 have been expanded on Saturdays and Sundays
from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight) until the Labor Day weekend. The weekday escort
hours will remain in place Monday through Friday, 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 6:00
p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight), respectively.
CalTrans is hoping for 24/7 escorts on SR74 starting Labor Day weekend, though this
is subject to change based on progress and weather conditions.
Guests arriving or departing on any week day (including Friday) are recommended to
continue to follow the below alternate directions. Guests arriving or departing Saturday
or Sunday may use the escort or the below described routes.
We recommend guests coming from the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside County,
or San Diego County take Interstate 215 or 15 to Temecula. From Temecula take State
Route 79 south, then connect to State Route 371 east, 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 west
from Palm Desert (off of Highway 111) and then Highway 243 north.
Highway 243 south from Banning/Interstate 10 remains 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.