San Jacinto Mountain
San Jacinto Mountain
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  • JuliJung
    Crescent Head, Australia76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walks in Wilderness
    I didn't enjoy the cable ride (fear of hights, too much swinging), but the State Park is worth the scary ride up and amazing. We took a loop walk from the Ranger Station and then hardly saw any humans anymore which was a treat. Huge pines, snow, a creek, stunning views. If you're adventurous pack a tent and hike for longer.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Karen N
    Evanston, Illinois17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Stunning hike that offers a break from the heat. The tramway ride is 15 minutes long and breathtaking. The hike at the top is easy, accessible to most, and still challenging enough to be fun. Note: closed toed shoes are a must. Also, the trail is not well marked, so know where you are going because cell signal is limited.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida21,804 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Mountain above the City
    San Jacinto Mountain looms over Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. One of the Southern California Saints along with San Antonio in the San Gabriels and San Gorgonio in the San Bernadinos, the mountain reaches 10,800 feet which is not that high even for the state of California; however, its prominences, which measures how high the mountain feels, is one of the top 30 most prominent mountains in North American. This is why the Coachella Valley feels so impressive snugged under the snow-capped mountain. Between the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree NP and the Colorado Desert of the Coachella Valley, you simply dont expect to see snowed capped mountains, especially in late March but San Jacinto is one. We had the chance to see if from Joshua Tree National Park and from the Indian Canyons of Palm Springs as well as simply driving in the Coachella Valley and it is impressive from anywhere you see. You can take the tram to about 8,500 feet and hike the remainer to the top. However, in March when we visited to as late as May, that hike will be in snow. The mountain is an impressive attraction to any Palm Springs visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
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drcser
Grand Haven, MI609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Unbeatable experience on the San Jacinto tram and mountain… It is the second steepest tram in the world and only one of two in the world that are as big as they are and rotate 360° you do not have to be a nature enthusiast or athletic to do this you just ride the tram up and you can spend the day at the Tram housewatching exhibits and look it out over Palm Springs and the beautiful mount
Written 20 June 2024
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,804 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
San Jacinto Mountain looms over Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. One of the Southern California Saints along with San Antonio in the San Gabriels and San Gorgonio in the San Bernadinos, the mountain reaches 10,800 feet which is not that high even for the state of California; however, its prominences, which measures how high the mountain feels, is one of the top 30 most prominent mountains in North American. This is why the Coachella Valley feels so impressive snugged under the snow-capped mountain. Between the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree NP and the Colorado Desert of the Coachella Valley, you simply dont expect to see snowed capped mountains, especially in late March but San Jacinto is one.

We had the chance to see if from Joshua Tree National Park and from the Indian Canyons of Palm Springs as well as simply driving in the Coachella Valley and it is impressive from anywhere you see. You can take the tram to about 8,500 feet and hike the remainer to the top. However, in March when we visited to as late as May, that hike will be in snow. The mountain is an impressive attraction to any Palm Springs visit.
Written 10 April 2024
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RobBoston80
Boston, MA1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We took the tram up so we could save some energy for the other hikes offered. So many wonderful views and vistas. We capped it with a drink at the bar.
Written 10 March 2024
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Savannah, GA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Absolutely unbelievable! The mountains and view are beyond words. Experienced dusk and moonrise and it took my breath away!
Written 5 January 2024
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JohnBlazer
Savannah, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The tram ride up the mountain is Incredible! Breath taking views spanning as far as the eye can see. However if you fear heights at all you will be tested.
Written 4 January 2024
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sherleemah
La Porte, TX45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This mountain range was so beautiful. I got some amazing photos. Very good trails. Ate dinner at the top of the mountain at Peaks Restaurant. Stunning views during dinner.
Written 25 July 2023
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Karen N
Evanston, IL17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Stunning hike that offers a break from the heat. The tramway ride is 15 minutes long and breathtaking. The hike at the top is easy, accessible to most, and still challenging enough to be fun. Note: closed toed shoes are a must. Also, the trail is not well marked, so know where you are going because cell signal is limited.
Written 15 July 2023
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JuliJung
Crescent Head, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I didn't enjoy the cable ride (fear of hights, too much swinging), but the State Park is worth the scary ride up and amazing.
We took a loop walk from the Ranger Station and then hardly saw any humans anymore which was a treat. Huge pines, snow, a creek, stunning views. If you're adventurous pack a tent and hike for longer.
Written 2 July 2023
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands4,166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
When you have arrived with the cable ride, at the back of the building you can start your walk. Choose from diffent ones, they are seem to me very doable. Because of the hight, we took it easy and walked along the stream.
Written 7 June 2023
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Jonathan S
New Jersey342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
An amazing several hours on San Jacinto Mountain! The temps were perfect. There were snow piles left, combined with the t-short weather and blue skies made for an amazng experience that you wont want to miss.
Written 15 May 2023
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