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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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$119*
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Great nature, great views!

Although I live now already 12 years in California, I had not made it up to the San Jacinto Mountain. After being up there last weekend, I admit, it's well worth to do it. Not... read more

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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I live now already 12 years in California, I had not made it up to the San Jacinto Mountain. After being up there last weekend, I admit, it's well worth to do it. Not only is the temperature about 35 degrees lower than in the boiling downtown of Palm Springs, the whole surroundings, views, nature are simply awesome and... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The San Jacinto Mountains are unique in that they surround a desert. The temps are so blistering hot in the summer months and up in the mountains it is so relaxingly cool. The trails are superb and well maintained. We were able to see deer and a multitude of squirrels and not just baby squirrels but huge ones as well.... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you take the tram, spend your time there. Trails are good and staff is very supportive. best spot for families.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You really need to see the desert from on high, and this is the place to view it from. We had an absolutely great time.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled up to the top of San Jacinto Mountain and the views were incredible. Once at the top we took the nature trail and we were so glad we did the views were spectacular from many different sides of the mountain. The Mountain Station was okay, pretty basic - we didn't do the ride and dine and were so... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take sunscreen, water, a hat and comfortable walking shoes. Don't forget your camera. You'll need to spend 2-3 hours but temperatures pleasant.

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked here with my family, including 3 kids, after taking the tram, which is the only way to access the park aside from hiking from Palm Springs. It's really beautiful, and there were some great rock formations good for kids who need to climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

San Jacinto Peak Trail is great for altitude training. This is one of the most common three steps Mount Whitney training hike. If you are a newbie to this hike, make sure you start out early so you don't have to find you way back in the dark because the signs are confusing. Once you get up to high elevation,... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't get better than a cable car ride which rotates as you travel up and down a mountain. The views are spectacular and the walks at the top of the mountain take you to 5 breath taking view points. There is an evident change of temperature at the top which is refreshing. The ride is very reasonably priced and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

1 mile in and 1 mile out take a towel and swim suit and shoes. for the waterfall! dont forget sunscreen.

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