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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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A beautiful and serene place to go for views and wilderness!!! Lots of trails and areas to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
San Diego, California
An Amazing Place, An Amazing Hike

I hiked the Deer Springs Trail up to Suicide Rock. This was a great hike, a bit steep but, well... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Cedar Hill, Texas
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This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains soaring above the Sonora desert.
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25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

A beautiful and serene place to go for views and wilderness!!! Lots of trails and areas to enjoy the wilderness!!

Thank Lori760
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I hiked the Deer Springs Trail up to Suicide Rock. This was a great hike, a bit steep but, well worth the climb. At 5'4", I tracked my steps and stairs... 15683 steps and 118 flights of stairs round trip. Just under 7 miles roundtrip....More

3  Thank poutababy
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had never been here and didn't realize it would be so "mountainy." We tried hiking to the peak but had gotten a late start and pooped out about 1 mile from the summit. Our turn around time got us back to the tram just...More

Thank mongooAtascadero
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Forget about using your cell phone for more than a camera. We lost signal most of the time. In fact, it will last much longer and serve you better as a camera if you switch it to airplane mode.

1  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We camped overnight in Idyllwild, easily picked up our free hiking permits from the ranger station in Idyllwild and got to the trailhead for 9.30am. You need to display an adventure pass (which you can also get at the ranger station) or use your national...More

1  Thank stinax
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We hiked the Deer Springs trail to suicide rock. It's about 7 miles round trip with a 1900 foot climb. Honestly it didn't feel like it. The trail is very well maintained and other than at the top, where there were a lot of rocks,...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our family escaped the heat of Palm Springs last Saturday afternoon with a wonderful walk near the Mountain Station of the tramway (a dramatic experience on its own). Even though there were a lot of tourists walking those trails, it felt peaceful and restorative: the...More

1  Thank KathrynSMarch
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with many scenic views and hiking trails. A place to meditate and unplug and enjoy nature at its most pristine. Learn about the all the wildlife and animals that live in the area and it makes for a much more informed visit.

2  Thank Rgd973
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Beautiful hike on the South Ridge Trail to Tahquitz Peak in Idyllwild!! The last mile of the road to the trailhead is unpaved. It's not too bad though since my Corolla was able to crawl to the parking lot (note "crawl" though....). You will need...More

5  Thank Jiro_Shiba
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is truly an amazing place. To simply imagine the force of nature to have created the mountains and rock formations, stuns. An incredible place to visit, and very different at different times of the year.

1  Thank Irvinggetthecar
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Hi there, We are travelling to California in August, and want to take a few days to explore Palm Springs(yes, we know it will be super-hot!). Having read-up on the Palm Springs Tramway, I wanted to do the San Jacinto Peak (mini) hike, and just wondered if this was sensible/enjoyable/achievable in the height of summer? Also, is the restaurant worth a go, or pack a picnic?? Thanks for any help
15 February 2017|
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Response from Terry F | Reviewed this property |
You will find that the temperature at the top of the tram averages about 40 degrees lower than in the valley. If hiking to the peak requires you be physically fit. Make sure you have all your safety equipment which... More
Are dogs allowed
14 August 2016|
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Response from Jiro_Shiba | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the San Jacinto State Park or on the tram. If you want to go to San Jacinto Peak, you can hike all the way up starting from Devil's Slide/Humber Park (the hike is about 15 miles & about 4,200 ft+ in... More