San Jacinto Mountain, Palm Springs

4.9
#2 of 20 in Parks in Palm Springs
Must see · 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 drive from Palm Springs through the San Jacinto Mountains is stunning. One moment you are in the desert with the backdrop all brown and then ext you are among trees - and lots of them. Linger... 
    The drive from Palm Springs through the San Jacinto Mountains is stunning. One moment you are in the desert with the backdrop all brown and then ext you are among trees - and lots of them. Linger...  more »
  • Beautiful, relaxing afternoon going from sunshiny 75 degrees in Palm Springs to snow on the ground cold when departing the aerial tram at the top. My husband and I are long past comfortably hiking... 
    Beautiful, relaxing afternoon going from sunshiny 75 degrees in Palm Springs to snow on the ground cold when departing the aerial tram at the top. My husband and I are long past comfortably hiking...  more »
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  • Visiting my niece and grand nephew. It's beautiful here
  • Plenty of trails to choose from, including the PCT and some fun routes to Mt. San Jacinto!

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