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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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Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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An all-day hike to the top

I rode the Tram up to the Visitor Center. There is a fee ($24 for me) for this and the ride is excellent, just by itself. From the VC, I set out on what turned out to be a full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Ellicott City, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I rode the Tram up to the Visitor Center. There is a fee ($24 for me) for this and the ride is excellent, just by itself. From the VC, I set out on what turned out to be a full day of hiking R/T to the top of Mt San Jacinto. - I'm not what you would call a fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Many hikes to choose from out of Idyllwild and most have terrific views. There are several first come first served campsites including some yellow post sites which are great for a larger group and more secluded. There is an option for anyone from those looking for a leisurly stroll to someone wanting to grind out several miles with lots of... More 

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San Diego
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7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

San Jacinto is the best. All the trails are well kept and beautiful! Love taking the trail up to the fire tower lookout. It's amazing how far you can see on a clear day. Also, love going up to San Jacinto Peak, that is an amazing backpacking trip!

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KC
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83 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We got to San Jacinto State Park via the Palm Springs tram. After the heat of Palm Springs, the cooler temps at the top of the tram ride for a hike in Mount San Jacinto State Park was very relaxing. Lots of great trails and fresh air. Take some water and a light jacket, but definitely worth the trip!

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Central NJ
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24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We took the Palm Springs Tram to get to this awesome State Park! It's a whole different world on top of this mountain compared to the desert. Please see my pictures of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram review. There are many hiking trails to explore; and my favorite was the Desert View Trail. I would strongly recommend dressing a lot... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great scenery, relaxing, even the kids were enjoying this long hike....to bad my hiking shoes decided to act up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Hiked devils slide to tahquitz peak and in my opinion it some of the best scenery, weather, and hiking all in one from beginners to expert you'll love this trail I can't wait to go explore other trails in the area

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Foresthill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Clean trail on Southridge trail to Tahquitz Peak and fire lookout. "Key hole" site is interesting geologic formation and photo subject. Many photo ops of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went on a beautiful hike up Devils Slide through the snow. Gorgeous 5 mile round trip hike. The views where amazing, as well as the fresh air

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Helena, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We drove up to Idylwild to escape the heat of Palm Springs, at 6300 feet it can be much cooler We. Looked for a short day hike and got good information at the park office. We took a trail on USFS land so our senior pass worked as a permit, nothing is free in California it seems Great hike, great... More 

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