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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.
San Jacinto Mountain reviews
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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