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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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Scenic Views, Good Food

We decided to head up the tramway for dinner. It had been decades! The new restaurant is lovely and is situated so that most windows face the overlook down the mountain. The menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to head up the tramway for dinner. It had been decades! The new restaurant is lovely and is situated so that most windows face the overlook down the mountain. The menu is American fare such as chicken, steak, fish. The servers were polite and kind. We enjoyed watching the sunset over the entire valley. It was beautiful. There... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Took the tram 15$ all way up the mountain - the view was so nice and once there explored the different areas of the park and the views ...you need to go there...bring a winter jacket!!! while it was hot and dry in Palm Springs, it was cold & windy up in the mountain.

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Bucharest
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is a short and spectacular ride by Swiss made cable car, transporting you in 20 minutes from very hot Palm Springs to snow and vegetation peak of the mountains. Trails are relaxing and view is spectacular.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Driving around the Coachella Valley and Joshua Tree National Park, this mountain dominates the landscape - beautiful.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

After a slightly hair raising trip on the cable car, we enjoyed a leisurely hike, taking in the wildlife and scenery. We used the free map to go on an intermediate hike. The directions were very clear and our time there was unforgettable.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

San Jacinto mountain has 54 miles of hiking trails perched 8500 feet above the desert floor. On the rim the view is amazing, with the bare dry sand below contrasting with the lush green of palm springs. The quiet is so refreshing, with no sounds other than the wind rustling the pine needles. The views on the trails are beautiful.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Take the cable car up and view the whole Coachella valley, take a coat and gloves with you though, even in mid summer

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The gondola ride up is a heart banter, don't worrie, once you arrive to the top it's all worth it. On a hot day it's a great Way to enjoy the afternoon and get out of the heat. The light hiking/ walking paths are perfect for any fitness level, and don't forgett to check out the Jeffry pines... They do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The hikes are amazing and surprisingly easy to find. It only takes 20 minutes to get really high up the mountain for amazing views

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Palm Springs, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

i built my house 30 years ago so that it would have an endless view of this fabulous mountain that sometimes is snowclad and sometimes is bare but it is alsways a different and fabulous vista especially when the sun begins to set behind it and in the morning when the sun shines its bright or red lights onto it.... More 

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