Idyllwild is located in the San Jacinto mountains of Southern California, tucked away in the remote, southern portion of the San Bernardino National Forest above Palm Springs. At 10,804 feet above sea level, Mt. San Jacinto is the second tallest mountain in Southern California. I have a family history on Idyllwild that goes back 75 years. My family, namely the Smiths, Arnezs and Lees owned much of the Mountain back in the 50's and 60's.