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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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For those who enjoy hiking...

For those who enjoy hiking this is the spot. Awesome views, great trails. Vistas. Deer. Carry water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Camarillo, California
Great places to hike and view scenery

We hiked the Ernie Maxwell hike, about 5.2 miles round trip. This took us about 3 hours total with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntington Beach, California
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This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains soaring above the Sonora desert.
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25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For those who enjoy hiking this is the spot. Awesome views, great trails. Vistas. Deer. Carry water and a jacket. The weather changes at well. What is chilly in the morning can be hot in the afternoon or vice Versace. Remember the mountain rules the...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the Ernie Maxwell hike, about 5.2 miles round trip. This took us about 3 hours total with many stops and picture taking. It has some really beautiful views and the hike is not steep. My recommendation is to hike up the trail the...More

Thank blesdx4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you take the aerial tram, it takes you up to the edge of the state park. It's all down hill from there - literally. You'll see a big sign for the state park entrance and can begin hiking down from there. Excellent views from...More

Thank Vagabond2be
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice area for wilderness, hiking, great nature, you can meet a lot of squirrels while you are walking in the forest surrounded by Sequoia Tree and Pines. We have been here for climbing and this is great area for boulder, very nice routes, and...More

Thank MilaneseImbruttito64
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I hiked the Deer springs trail to the San Jacinto peak an early morning in september, 18 miles roundtrip. Most of the hike is beautiful, although descending the last 5 miles towards Deer Springs is boring. The next time I will hike from another trailhead....More

Thank Vindens S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

As the story goes, Tim Leary had this ranch in the area and hired this guy called Osley to brew up a powerful form of LSD back in the late 1960's called Orange Sunshine. Although we never found the ranch we did do some awesome...More

1  Thank jmaruska
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We have lived in the LA area for 14 years now. We had heard about Idyllwild and the San Jacinto Wilderness before but never imagined that there could be such a beautiful, wild mountain area just 90 minutes drive from home. The granite rock mountains...More

Thank Nick32215
Reviewed 30 June 2017

-air quality=10/10 like heaven -forest has spiritual healing powers -god bless the land for future generations to come

1  Thank C9911FTdavidl
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The park is beautiful and the staff is very caring and knowledgeable. When we visited they were building a lot of new paths which I think will improve the experience. The only problem I had was with some unruly visitors. A lot of the hikers...More

1  Thank Hitokiri_Battosai
Reviewed 22 June 2017

it's a beautiful place to spend a day or a weekend! it's higher up so it's definitely cooler than the surrounding environs...lots of places to hike but it does get crowded on some trails so arrive early at the trailhead if you can! after hiking...More

1  Thank joenumbah1
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30 October 2017|
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Response from joenumbah1 | Reviewed this property |
no Starbucks last time I was up there but there's a few restaurants that offer good coffee and great food in town..if you're looking for a straight coffee spot then " higher ground coffee shop" is it
15 February 2017|
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Response from Terry F | Reviewed this property |
You will find that the temperature at the top of the tram averages about 40 degrees lower than in the valley. If hiking to the peak requires you be physically fit. Make sure you have all your safety equipment which... More