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San Jacinto Mountain

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Address: Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 909/659-2607
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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Rough running/hiking trail

I loved running the Museum/Lykken trail, that starts behind the museum and ends up at Ramon St. It's rough and a steep climb, easy to get off trail (follow the white paint dots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Kamloops
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I loved running the Museum/Lykken trail, that starts behind the museum and ends up at Ramon St. It's rough and a steep climb, easy to get off trail (follow the white paint dots). Not for everyone! But great view over the city. Trail in good shape. Took me 1 hr 19 minutes from the hotel

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Sitting down the bottom looking up you'd think your in Switzerland. This mountain is high up! Hot down on the plains and barren landscape THEN when you get to the top your world changes. The temp drops around 10oC, it's green and a flourishing tree lined national park and abundance of wild life-mainly cheeky squirrels!

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toronto
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34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The tram was fun. The hikes were medium to difficult. Some people came just to view. There was snow and you can look on desert. The rangers were great. There were 5 lookouts on the medium trail number 3 was the best. The stores were great to look through. A real day trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Poor food and expensive so don't bother with it. Take your own or wait till you get down to the valley.

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Richlandwa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

great views of the city, nice little hike. and a unique diversion on our way over to Carlsbad. the mountains are spectacular!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The tram to the top of the mountain should be taken early in the morning (starts at 8:00 am) to avoid the crowds; hiking the short trail gives great views of the city and its vicinity.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Glass walled tram ($24 per person) with slowly rotating floor takes you up mountain to the 10,000' summit in ten minutes for heart stopping view. Observation area is located there as well as 14,000 acre wilderness area for day trip hiking or overnight camping

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The tram ride was an experience in itself. The views from the top of the mountain are very nice. You can see for miles. The temperature at the top was a refreshing 53, thirty degrees cooler than below. It was a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Fantastic views and a really lovely place! Felt a little like a secret garden that's tucked away from day to day life! All age ranges thoroughly enjoyed our day and we would love to return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The tram ride was definitely worth the price of the ticket. It's very well run and if you go right before sunset there are fewer people and you can experience the sunset from the top. It's good to have a drink at the top but the food was pretty terrible.

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