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San Jacinto Mountain

Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
909/659-2607
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Ranked #1 of 65 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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Maastricht
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

great drive through the San Jacinto mountains , it does cool down quite a lot while driving up there. Views are spectacular from top of mountain.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We made it to the top - just! Take lots of water/food - you'll really need the sugar for the last 20 minutes. Without a doubt though, one of the best hikes we have ever done. The views/atmosphere at the summit are amazing. Variety of people doing the hike too - it's not just for super human athletes. Rangers were... More

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I'm a big fan of Mt. San Jacinto. I live part-time in Idyllwild, but this was the first time in quite a few years that I took the Palm Springs Tram up. It truly is another world "up there"... and just a short walk from the Mountain Station and milling throngs, one can find a perch on the rim, look... More

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California
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274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One can also see the moon from Palm Springs. Does that make it a Palm Springs "attraction?" I say no. Palm Springs has plenty going for it without faux attractions.

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Castlegar, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Nice and cool on a hot day, peaceful, good view. This is worth the tram and there are a variety of hiking options

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Denver
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited in October when the temperatures in Palm Springs were still close to 100. Took the tram to the top where the temperature said 68 degrees. The tram is very fun and I like that it slowly rotates. My friend and I suffer from a fear of heights, but the tram makes it fun to climb up to 8600 feet.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My hiker husband and myself wanted to experience a mountain in the desert. We heard it can be quite cool temperatures at the top. It is still in the high 30's celsius here in Palm Springs. We both have hiked to the top of rocky mountains in Calgary, AB where we live so we were prepared for a challenging upward... More

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Before we left for vacation to the Palm Springs area we heard lots of good things about the tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto. It is a great experience. We drove from Palm Springs (elevation 110feet) to the base of the mountain (elevation 2,640 feet) where you board the tram. It is a 10 - 15 minute ride... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A fantastic walk from the tramway up to the Wellman Divide and on our way we came across a bobcat hunting for mule deer. Memorable.

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Lancaster, NY
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have lower back problems and have a lot of trouble walking up stairs and steep inclines. My husband and I took the tram up the mountain recently in the early evening and were not aware of the extremely steep winding concrete walkway that leads down to the hiking trails. I was very hesitant to go down the walkway knowing... More

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