San Jacinto Mountain, Palm Springs

#2 of 20 in Parks in Palm Springs
Mountain · Nature / Park
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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  • We took the tram up and then spent a few hours hiking around, lots to choose from and most of them reasonably easy , we did the nature trail which takes you around the rim with great views of the...  more »
  • I climbed to the top and enjoyed every moment. Beautiful views, definitely worth the effort. Go prepared, take water, and enjoy! In total it took me 6 hours as a solo hiker.  more »
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