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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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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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After leaving the tramway the views are excellent and well explained . There are many trails to wander around of various lengths. All are clearly marked . If you just want to rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
50Pauline
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting off the tramway, we took a walk down to the San Jacinto Mountain area where it is about 30 degrees cooler than Palm Springs. We got to there about 3:30 in the afternoon and it felt good outside. There were many beautiful and tall trees and it felt good to be in nature. Beware of the squirrels because... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After leaving the tramway the views are excellent and well explained . There are many trails to wander around of various lengths. All are clearly marked . If you just want to rest and breathe in the cool air it is also worth the visit

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the top of the tramway are a selection of walks and hikes for every taste and ability. The meadows and wildlife are a delight with crystal clear streams and unfamiliar birds and animals. Carry plenty of water and use sunblock as the sun can really burn at this altitude.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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 July 9, 2016

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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