San Jacinto Mountain, Palm Springs

4.9
#2 of 20 in Parks in Palm Springs
Mountain · Nature / Park
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Escape the desert setting and visit San Jacinto Mountain, with its cool forest, wildlife, and nature trails. At 3,302 m (10,834 ft), the peak is significantly cooler than its surroundings and is a draw for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, picnickers, and campers. You can take a large rotating aerial tram up the mountain or go by car. The tram passes through five different biomes, providing numerous photography opportunities. A restaurant and a gift shop are at the mountain station. You'll want to bring a camera, water, and warm comfortable clothes. A visit to San Jacinto Mountain represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • The tram ride was fascinating, and we hiked the Desert View Trail to various overlooks. The view from the top was stupendous. The temperature was 85 in the valley, and 51 up on the mountain, so be.....  more
    The tram ride was fascinating, and we hiked the Desert View Trail to various overlooks. The view from the top was stupendous. The temperature was 85 in the valley, and 51 up on the mountain, so be.....  more »
  • We did the trail starting from the tram. We took the tram at 8am. Started the trail at around 8:12am. The moving time for the trail is a little bit more than 5 hours. It is more than 17km in total... 
    We did the trail starting from the tram. We took the tram at 8am. Started the trail at around 8:12am. The moving time for the trail is a little bit more than 5 hours. It is more than 17km in total...  more »
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  • Review for April 2021. Mount San Jacinto State Park. A California State Park. The first thing I want to mention is the fact that the weather changes significantly from the Coachella Valley floor to the top of the aerial Tramway in Palm Springs. Also known as San Jacinto Mountain Range. I'm not guilty, to say that I absolutely enjoy the change of weather. It was pretty hot on the valley floor but when I got here I should have brought a sweater at least. Nevertheless it was a wonderful experience and I did the five mile hike Trail. Definitely recommend is for any Adventure Seekers out there
  • Plenty of trails to choose from, including the PCT and some fun routes to Mt. San Jacinto!

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