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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
Type: Mountains
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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Palm Springs, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

treat youself to the tram and spen the day, or as much of it hiking the forest above Palm Springs and beyond great views and pleasnt climate a lot of the year

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Seattle Wa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dont miss a trip to the mountains when you visit the desert, amazing sights, views and vistas. Why not check out the otherside of the desert and see the scenery of the mountains.

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We loved our weekend getaway to San Jacinto! Wanted something closer to us than Yosemite and we were not disappointed. There's even a cliff-face that resembles a mini-half dome. Tons of campsite options and hiking trails to choose from. We did the Deer Springs Trail which ends at Suicide rock for a GORGEOUS view and great open area to stop... More

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Azusa, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Hike to top of Mt. San Jacinto is one of the best moderately strenuous hikes in Southern California. View from the summit features a great 360 degree view. Round trip distance from top of aerial tramway was about 13 miles. Very doable and enjoyable for most people in good health.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We hiked around the short trails on the mountain after coming up on the tram. It was neat to be hiking in snow when it was ~80 degrees in the valley below - but at the same time the snow made hiking a little treacherous and very wet at times. The overlooks have incredible views, but somehow we managed to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a view! This is a must see excursion while visiting Palm Springs. Over 8,500' up in the worlds largest revolving aerial tramway cars. Very nice walks at the top or full hikes and rock climbing. Being it is so high be warned that it averages about 30- 40 degrees cooler than in town. Well worth a visit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Awesome beauty. You cannot miss this trip up the mountain on a revolving tram. My family loved it. It was a little cold to hike the day that we went, but the view of Palm Springs from the top is exactly like being in an airplane. Food and a full bar are also available at the top.

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London SE27
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The aerial tramway is an experience in itself- taking you from the heat of the desert to an alpine habitat in 10 minutes or so! The San Jacinto mountain gave wonderful trails to explore & views to marvel at, a pretty much pristine wilderness, it was stunning.

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Merto Ny
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90 reviews 90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Follies is a Palm Springs institution and it is VERY sad to see them go. The star of this seasons is Darlene Love who was outstanding!! She sounded amazing and her selection of songs was a real list of her chart toppers. The MC Riff Marowitz could have been much briefer! He went on way to long. Seeing all... More

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Penfield, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Tram to the top is a must do. Stunning views and great trails to explore, different length walks depending on what you are up for. In cooler months bring a jacket!!

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