San Jacinto State Park, Palm Springs

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Tramway Road, Palm Springs 951-659-2607
  • San Jacinto State Park
    by Yaqui
  • San Jacinto State Park
    by Yaqui
  • San Jacinto State Park
    by Yaqui

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    Hiking Mount San Jacinto State Park

    by Yaqui Updated May 15, 2011

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    No permit is required since your already a guest of the Aerial Tramway. They are several trails here you can enjoy. We did the first trail and I did that in flip flops, don’t recommend it, but I survived:)

    The first is Long Valley Discovery Trail, just follow the nature trail post around a ¾ mile (1.2 km) loop. This easy level trail provides an excellent introduction to the Parks plants and animals. No feeding the animals.

    Desert View Trail: A 1.5 Mile (2 km) trail leads to a number of scenic overlooks and forest views. Short climbs, moderately strenuous.

    Wilderness Trails: A number of excellent opportunities for more challenging day kikes or camping are beyond Long Valley. Please check in at the Ranger Station for a Wilderness Permit, and to inquire about current conditions. SO SIGN IN PLEASE, this is so they know when and who for YOUR safety.

    Recorded information: 760-325-1391

    Aerial Tramway

    9:45 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m weekends and holidays. Cars depart at least every half hour. Last car.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip

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    Mount San Jacinto

    by goingsolo Written Apr 14, 2007

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    The San Jacinto mountains border Palm Springs. Mount San Jacinto is one of the most accessible, although its a long way to the summit, whichever way you choose. We decided to ride the tram to 8,500 feet and the hike the remaining portion. For more information, feel free to browse my Mount San Jacinto page.

    San Jacinto
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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    Mt San Jacinto State park

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 7, 2005

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    This state park is on a mountain overlooking Palm Springs. You can swim in the morning at PS and cross country ski here in the afternoon.

    Mt San Jacinto
    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Eco-Tourism

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