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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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Great views of the valley

Lots of wildlife despite excited children nearby, breath taking views, variety of trails to match all fitness levels. But, no matter how hot in the valley, bring a jacket or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
roderick37
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Toronto
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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of wildlife despite excited children nearby, breath taking views, variety of trails to match all fitness levels. But, no matter how hot in the valley, bring a jacket or sweatshirt. If we weren't moving, we got a little chilled in the shade (still snow on parts of the trail). Keep some energy to walk the hill back up to... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great place for summer hiking...its not too hard of a hike to the top if you are in decent shape. Follow the trail and ask for directions from other hikers...you could easily get lost

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Chino, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There are many trails to hike on going from easy to difficult. It is a beautiful mountain and one everyone should visit at sometime.

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Calgary
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The deeply weathered summit of Mount San Jacinto stands 10,834 feet above sea level, and is the second highest mountain range in Southern California. All trails are accessed by exiting the Mountain Station and descending a concrete pathway less than a mile to Long Valley. In Long Valley there are picnic tables, Ranger Station, flush toilets and some easy trails.... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful views of the valley and a cool, green forest to hike in. The tram ride up would have been awesome if we had not been packed sardines in a moving tin can. Really, 80 people in a tram car! They had three viewing decks up top and a cement switchback trail down to the forest floor for the hiking.... More 

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seattle washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

great views on the ride up and down good value for the money . reasonable priced food and beverages at the restaurant.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent trails, friendly people also. Super spot to hike with your dog. You can park your car next to VONS and hike, but be sure your car is safe. I have seen a car window smashed in the middle of the day.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing not to like about this spot. Easy access, free parking spectacular veiws. With luck some nice wildlife sightings.

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Manzanita
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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We took the Tram up to the top and enjoyed the view of the valley as we were ascending. Once at the top, we took a 2 mile hike and it was truly amazing. Cool, refreshing, tranquil and fabulous views. Very nice way to cool off after the valley heat.

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Yuma, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

August 2014 we took a hike into the San Jacinto mountains. The temps were around 115 when we started and by the time we turned around to go back for something we had to do it was probably 80 degrees

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