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San Jacinto Mountain

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Address: Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 909/659-2607
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Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
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From the top of the tram stop at the ranger station to register, required. The Rangers I have encountered are VERY knowledgeable about the area and can help steer 1st timers in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

From the top of the tram stop at the ranger station to register, required. The Rangers I have encountered are VERY knowledgeable about the area and can help steer 1st timers in the right direction. Since you start out at 8500 ft elevation make sure you have adequate clothing, water and food, although there is water and food available at... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My colleagues and I planned for a hike Mt San Jacinto over the last weekend and it was great experience. Although the valley was scorching 110F, up in the Tram Station it was down to a comfortable 70s and probably to high 60s in the peak. The desert view is spectacular from the peak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took the tram up on a super hot day and were surprised to find it was pleasantly cool up here and a lot like the Rocky Mountains we are used to. Lots of interesting plants and birds to keep you entertained on your hike.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice view of the valley from the mountain top. Hiking trails of varying difficulty and length that include a mountain meadow. The Mountain is accessible via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful sensory forest parks I have ever visited. The air at the top of the mountain is so clean and the smell in the forest from the hot pine trees was unbelievable.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

115 degrees in Palm Springs, 75 on top! The ridge was nice and the grounds are clean and kept up. They have several trails (short trip or long trip) you can go on and all are marked. If you have a handicap it will take a long tie to get back up the ramp to the tram as there is... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful views. Tons of wild sage growing along the way. You may even see a wild mountain goat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This trip up 8500 ft to the top of the mountains was worth every penny. If you dont like heights, do not go on the tram. Amazing view and a pleasant relief from 105F.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Love the station and the 1.5 mile hike with so much to see and enjoy. We enjoy the park with kids and you would love it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A marvelous time hiking the well prepared trails and seeing the wildlife and the gorgeous mountains at an altitude at least 40 degrees cooler than Palm Springs and such great views all around. Even though it is cool and refreshing, bring plenty of water.

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