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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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Favorite place to hike

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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Address: 25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
Phone Number: 909-659-2607
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild

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