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San Jacinto Mountain, Palm Springs

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Escape the desert setting and visit San Jacinto Mountain, with its cool forest, wildlife, and nature trails. At 3,302 m (10,834 ft), the peak is significantly cooler than its surroundings and is a draw for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, picnickers, and campers. You can take a large rotating aerial tram up the mountain or go by car. The tram passes through five different biomes, providing numerous photography opportunities. A restaurant and a gift shop are at the mountain station. You'll want to bring a camera, water, and warm comfortable clothes. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Palm Springs holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Jacinto Mountain and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This by far was a great excursion to the top of the top of the mountain with spectacular views. When we went there was snow on the top and a real temperature drop. 
  • San Jacinto mountain is one of the most beautiful areas of California and a must do if you're in the area! Just make sure you check it's open before you travel as your journey to the top depends on wh...  read more »
  • One of the activities that you should make in Palm Springs. The temperature difference between the desert climate and Alpine climate is enormous. It is advisable to bring a warm jacket. It has some good out leveled hiking trails that are good to deal with also for inexperienced hikers. Everything is well labeled. The viewpoints are well signposted and offer a wonderful view.
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