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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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The best place to go in southern CA and palm spring

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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Creve Coeur, Missouri
2 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great place to visit enjoy the different eating places and art and local crafts shops More to do for the adventurous like serious hiking nice to stay over a night in a cabin Really enjoyed the day out .the drive is challenging need to be alert

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hiked in this State Park last Friday with my wife and some friends. What a wonderful place! Great trails.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is one of the most gorgeous places to hike in Southern California. I have done Suicide Rock, Tahquitz Peak Lookout, and the San Jacinto summit. Hikes are moderate to challenging and the views can't be beat!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you haven't taken the tram up to the San Jacinto Wilderness you are missing out on one of the true amazing outdoor experiences available in California. After an easy and orderly ticket purchase and wait for a scheduled trip time, you'll board a gondola that holds 80 people and spins slowly 360' on the trip up from an elevation... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Most of the trails are well-maintained and all afford great views. One of my favorite places to hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Idyllwild is a mountain town with shops and restaurant, no chains stores or easterly. It is a town that has been forgotten and we like it that way, and in the hot summer day it is a great place to be where the temperature is cooler.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you go to Palm Springs and can only do one thing, take the ariel tramway up San Jacinto. It is not particularly expensive and the views from the tramway are stunning. If you are fit and well make use of the wilderness trails at the ranger station, peace and tranquility and lots to see. We walked the trail to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Idyllwild is such a quaint and charming place. It is easily 10-20 degrees cooler up here than down in the high desert area. The views are amazing and the town is really friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Breathtakingly beautiful scenery abounds, providing hikers of every skill level/ability with several well-maintained trails to explore and enjoy the natural wonder of this area. This is one of only five state parks in California where hikers have access to the jewel of America's hiking trails, the Pacific Crest Trail. Campers of all genres will enjoy this wilderness area as well.... More 

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