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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

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Address: 25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
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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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Great place to escape the heat in the summer. Love the snow visit in the winter. The Tram ride is great. The park is incredible. The team of rangers here is incredible. If... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to escape the heat in the summer. Love the snow visit in the winter. The Tram ride is great. The park is incredible. The team of rangers here is incredible. If hiking register for free at the ranger station. Always carry essentials when hiking.

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Thank Terry F
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice tram ride, the floor of the car rotates so everyone can see everything on the ride. Fantastic views at the top. We found the walk in the snow very difficult, would highly recommend you rent the snowshoes! Trails are not good for anyone with any kind of walking issues or someone who gets short of breath. Overalls a great... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

A beautiful and serene place to go for views and wilderness!!! Lots of trails and areas to enjoy the wilderness!!

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

I hiked the Deer Springs Trail up to Suicide Rock. This was a great hike, a bit steep but, well worth the climb. At 5'4", I tracked my steps and stairs... 15683 steps and 118 flights of stairs round trip. Just under 7 miles roundtrip. If you need a steep challenge, this is the place to go with great views... More 

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Atascadero
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We had never been here and didn't realize it would be so "mountainy." We tried hiking to the peak but had gotten a late start and pooped out about 1 mile from the summit. Our turn around time got us back to the tram just as it was getting dark. The trails were well maintained and very clean.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Forget about using your cell phone for more than a camera. We lost signal most of the time. In fact, it will last much longer and serve you better as a camera if you switch it to airplane mode.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We camped overnight in Idyllwild, easily picked up our free hiking permits from the ranger station in Idyllwild and got to the trailhead for 9.30am. You need to display an adventure pass (which you can also get at the ranger station) or use your national parks annual pass which also covers you! It was a continuous climb but I wouldn't... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We hiked the Deer Springs trail to suicide rock. It's about 7 miles round trip with a 1900 foot climb. Honestly it didn't feel like it. The trail is very well maintained and other than at the top, where there were a lot of rocks, pretty smooth. It's a challenge but doable if you're in reasonable shape. We stopped at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Our family escaped the heat of Palm Springs last Saturday afternoon with a wonderful walk near the Mountain Station of the tramway (a dramatic experience on its own). Even though there were a lot of tourists walking those trails, it felt peaceful and restorative: the cool air, steady breeze, and breathtaking views were a world away from the glitz of... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park with many scenic views and hiking trails. A place to meditate and unplug and enjoy nature at its most pristine. Learn about the all the wildlife and animals that live in the area and it makes for a much more informed visit.

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