San Jacinto Mountain, Palm Springs

4.7
#2 of 21 in Parks in Palm Springs
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. A visit to San Jacinto Mountain represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • I think this is a must do while visiting the Palm Springs area. The views are incredible. We went in July on a Saturday and we bought tickets once we arrived and we had a 2 hour wait to get on the tra...  more »
  • The tram ride up the mountain is spectacular. Once at the top you have the option to huke the many trails of the state park. Just remember that the altitude will affect your ability to excet yourself ...  more »
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