San Jacinto Mountain, Palm Springs

4.7
#2 of 21 in Parks in Palm Springs
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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  • This is all about the views. Take the Desert View trail at least to notch 3 for the best views of the valley.  more »
  • I climbed on Morro São Jacinto when I visited Palm Springs through the tram that goes up on the hill and has a beautiful view in the region because Mount São Jacinto has around 8500 feet of altitude and has a considerable amount of snow at the top being a visit The almost mandatory for those who go to the Palm Springs region. I visited when I was going to Las Vegas from L.A.
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