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San Jacinto Mountain

Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
909/659-2607
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Ranked #1 of 64 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This place has great hiking trails and is a great place to get away from the heat of Palm Springs. When I was up there I saw squirrels and birds and there was patches of snow still around. The views when you first arrive on the tramway of the whole Palm valley is spectacular. The only negative was some very... More

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Go up the San Jacinto mountains either by the tramway or by car and you will get spectacular views across the valley. We have been to Palm Springs twice and have made the way up by both routes and I am really struggling to say which was the best....they both have their good points. Give it a go though....by either... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you want a complete change of scenery, climate, and perspective, don't hesitate to take the ride up. Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful fresh air. Great hiking and fantastic photo ops.

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Oakland, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If it's hot in the Valley many locals just head up the mountain. It's usually in the mid seventies when it sweltering in the desert cities. You can either head up the tram way with the tourist or drive up the back of the mountain. Great hiking trails and amazing vista.

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Southampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stunning views. Beautiful walks. The cable car rotates which may not be to everyone's tastes, but allows for 360 viewing.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Take the Aerial Tramway to the top for a hike and lunch. Enjoy a snowy visit while lookinng down on the sunny, warm valley below.

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Los Alamitos, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

very beautiful. Amazing how you can go from desert to mountains in 20 minutes on the tram way. Love to hike here, I want to try to camp but haven't gotten to it yet.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great change of climate. Super hiking trails at the top of the Tram. Highly recommended. Also mountain biking is available.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

San Jacinto Mountain State Park is amazing. The hike to the scenic views is not a strenuous one and the temperature is much cooler than below. Unless you are a real hiker, you will most likely need to take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which has a cost of around $25 per person, but well worth the trip.

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Grand Cayman
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the ride up and the ride down , the view was a amazing . the trails are really nice to. the gift shops are reasonably priced

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