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San Jacinto Mountain

Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
909/659-2607
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Ranked #1 of 63 attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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Phoenix, AZ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Take comfortable shoes, and water. It's also perfect to pack lunch to eat up there. There are plenty of areas where you can enjoy it while admiring nature. Completely worth it! I can't wait to go back.

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NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There are plenty of hiking trails at the top of the mountain and the temperature is usually 10-15 degrees cooler than on the desert. Definitely a great way to spend the day.

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Stockbridge, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was the first time I took my children up the tram. The trip was exquisite. The new trams rotate giving you a 360 degree view of the area. Hiking is fun and the trails are clearly marked. The restaurant and cafeteria are a little pricey so eat before you come. Also, bring water it cost me $7.90 for two... More

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Toronto
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174 reviews 174 reviews
31 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Too many people in too small an area at the top. It's hard to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the mountain when yahoos are screaming to one another, throwing rocks off the mountain to hear the noise as they crash down and dropping garbage around you.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

all I can say is this is an awesome day trip. The tram itself is amazing but once up on the mountain I recommend hiking the San Jacinto. Pretty easy, well marked trails that provide spectacular views! There were people from all over the world there visiting,pretty cool. It is about 30 degrees cooler on the mountain so in the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The trip on the "tramway" was great, even for a consumed "alpinist" like me, used to the Alps in Italy, Switzerland and France.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful change of scenery from Palm Springs and can get there in minutes on the aerial tramway. Can hike all day and camp or just enjoy the view.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Mt San Jacinto, 106 Degrees in Palm Springs, 72 degrees on the mountain. The Palm Springs Aerial Tram is the largest rotating aerial tram in the world. Breathtaking views, fun for all. We hiked to Wellman's Divide. The tram station is about 8,500 ft and the divide is 9,700 ft. It's a great workout but worth every step. We took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Last week me and the family went to palm spring and we did the tram way to the top of the Mountain and it sure is outstanding view and the hole family enjoy the could weather & the view and you must try there could draft beer up there .

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Hollywod, Fl.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took the Palm Springs Tramway to get to the top of the mountain. We hiked the desert view trail which was relatively easy. It was so refreshing to hike in 68 degree weather when it was over 100 where we were staying in Rancho Mirage. If we ever return, this will be our first stop again. Loved this mountain!

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