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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

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Address: 25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
Phone Number: 909-659-2607
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This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains...

This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains soaring above the Sonora desert.

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Father/Son Backpacking - Round Valley Campground

I enjoy the outdoors but I'm more of a city slicker, however, wanting an adventure with my 14 year old son we rented outdoor gear and took the tram into this beautiful wilderness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the outdoors but I'm more of a city slicker, however, wanting an adventure with my 14 year old son we rented outdoor gear and took the tram into this beautiful wilderness, just two hours from home. Once you depart from the tram station and check in at the ranger station (camping permit in advance), there is NO water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Campgrounds for pretty clean the bathrooms were very clean thank God the only problem I had is it rained the whole night and had three more days of rain so we ended up only staying one night instead of the three that we had paid for. But I definitely would visit this place again but I'll wait till the bugs... More 

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isle of Palms, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This is simply a MUST SEE when in the Palm Springs area. It can be accessed by the Palm Springs Tramway or via hiking on up the backside from Humber Park in Idyllwild. The latter needless to say is highly strenuous, but there are many different levels and distances of hikes. All in all this park highlights a cool green... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic scenery! Great hiking trail. Lots of people when we visited, but not too crowded. Ample parking, but get their early.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We did this hike on May 29, 2016. We hiked from Marion Mt Campground at about 6,230 ft to the peak at 10,834 ft. Being lazy, we took off from San Diego late, at 8 am, and returned by 10pm after a dinner in Idyllwild. The weather was excellent for hiking. The trail feels longer than the claimed 11.3 mile... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A lot of fun using aerial tramway up & down. great restaurant with views on a top. Nice trails to walk and enjoy the nature, birds and fresh air.. Great places to sit above with the Coachella valley and admire the views. 40 degrees difference in temperature compare with Palm Springs down there.

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Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We started at around 10am with good boots and weather gear. DO NOT go into these trails without good hiking boots and water. The Deer Trail is a good one and is about 3.3 miles to the top. We decided to come back down and made the circle by 12 noon. Easy to mederate and no scaling. Great views of... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

What a great place for hiking and camping. To me still a insider tip - well maybe not ;-) Very laid-back in off season, bussy during winter and summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Great hike right now you need crampons to make the summit. Great views , strenuous hike, not a beginner trail. The trailhead starts at 6k feet so if your not used to high altitude hiking don't start with this one first. Having said that if you want a quite hike in the woods with great views while getting a crazy... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

For those of you looking to get out into the great outdoors, I want to recommend the little town of Idyllwild. It is about an hour and a half from San Diego but so far from "city". It is on the backside of Mt San Jacinto at an elevation of 5500 feet. The trails and the scenery are so beautiful.... More 

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