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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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Estes Park, Colorado
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171 reviews 171 reviews
94 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I took the tramway up and spent the day hiking to the San Jacinto summit. There are 45 miles of trails to explore when you get to the San Jacinto state park. Trails for all different abilities. Lots of camp sites also. The temperature drops about 20 degrees from the temperature in Palm Springs so come prepared.

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Palm Springs, California
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26 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I've been hiking and backpacking San Jacinto Mountain for over 40 years. It's a great hike if you go across the mountain to Idyllwild. A great hike is have some friends drive you to Idyllwild for breakfast and then you hike back to the tram (about a 10 mile hike). Then your friends pick you up at the tram later... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

senior prices good restaurants free parking lots of golf city is over 60% gay.had nice weather second to days cold earlier

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went up by the aerial tramway but later on in the holiday took a drive up there. We love PS late summer for the intense heat but after visiting a few times in the same month it has varied about 30 degrees, but always hot, so a trip up the mountain is a worth while break from the heat.mthe... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A must see and do while visiting Palm Springs! Escpecially during Summer time and if you want to explore a totally different setting from the desert. I will come back for sure.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
167 helpful votes 167 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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