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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

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Address: 25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
Phone Number: 909-659-2607
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This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains...

This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains soaring above the Sonora desert.

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Local snow, little Big Bear

Great local place to play in the snow and parking is available on the highway. We went with friends, teenagers and toddler.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Arturo R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great local place to play in the snow and parking is available on the highway. We went with friends, teenagers and toddler.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My children were having a great time in this gorgeous place, from the moment we took the aerial tramway to the snow fighting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I don't often give a 5 star review. Granted we were ALONE in this campground beginning of December but none the less. 1 Star for best bathrooms ever, 1 star for well designed sites with privacy and proximity, 1 star for quite area, 1 star for happy, helpful staff, 1 star for amazing area for hiking. This campground is right... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Perfect hike to bring your dog. It's close to town and heavily shaded. My dog loved meeting all of the other dogs along the way. You can start on the south side and not require a park pass or start at the top (just make sure to get your park pass before you go up).

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Every time we have company in Idyllwild we always take them up to the Ernie Maxwell Trail knowing that each one in our group will enjoy themselves no matter what type of hiker or non-hiker they are. The views are amazing and trail can be as challenging as you make it. Remember, it's a popular trail so be courteous, give... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Start your day in Idyllwild at one of the small coffee shops for some breakfast and then head up to one of the trail heads for a day hike. The temperature in October was in the 70's during the day, and down in the low 60's at night; a good change from the 90's down near San Diego. Bring lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Superb granite walls on Tahquitz rock, about 45 min walk up from Humber Park. Multipitch trad routes with a full range of grades from 5.4-5.12. Excellent free camping up the nearby Southridge TH road too. Nice temperatures in the mid 70's in late Sep made this a very agreeable retreat from the summer heat of LA.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We are on the road weekly with our last run being Moreno Valley CA. We needed a place to camp and found Idyllwild. Checked out one area which seemed to cater to the campers. Finally ran across Mt. San Jacinto Stàte Park. What a wonderful place! We were greated by the camp host who found a wonderful site for our... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I lived in the area for many years. I recently made a trip back to visit friends. The feeling in the mountains is amazing. The scenery is break taking. There are so many activities from hiking, to mountain biking, to shopping and so much more. Idyllwild is the population center of the area and offers the convenience needed when enjoying... More 

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I thought you can't do anything in Palm Spring in the summer, I was so surprised after we ride the trim to the top of San Jacinto state park only 68 degree, I'm glad I brought a long sleeve shirt. Park has several very good trails, the view is great, the trail is fun to hike, we ate at the... More 

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