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Mount San Jacinto - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mount San Jacinto, California, USA

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About Mount San Jacinto

The highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains, and of Riverside County. It is one of the most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. Its north escarpment climbs over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in 7 miles (11 km), one of the largest gains in elevation over such a small horizontal distance.


Attractions Near Mount San Jacinto

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway6.52km from Mount San Jacinto

The largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. The tramway spans along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders from the desert floor to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Tram cars rotate slowly during the journey, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the rock formations and the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—you can enjoy restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop

Mt San Jacinto State Park
Mt San Jacinto State Park8.11km from Mount San Jacinto

Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers over 50 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000-acre pristine wilderness. All trails are accessed by exiting the Mountain Station of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and descending a concrete pathway to Long Valley where you will find picnic tables, the ranger station, flush toilets, and several easy trails.

Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum16.22km from Mount San Jacinto

Contains one of the world's largest collections of flying World War II warplanes. The Museum's mission is to exhibit, educate and eternalize the role of the World War II combat aircraft and the role the pilots and American citizens had in the war. In addition to flying aircraft, related artifacts, artwork, and library sources are exhibited here.

Sand to Snow National Monument
Sand to Snow National Monument27.1km from Mount San Jacinto

The 154,000-acre monument extends from Bureau of Land Management lands on the Sonoran desert floor up to over 10,000 feet in the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest.It protects diverse montane and desert habitats of the San Bernardino Mountains, southern Mojave Desert, and northwestern Colorado Desert.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens30.92km from Mount San Jacinto

A zoo and botanic garden combination dedicated to the deserts of the world. The programs provide environmental education, native wildlife rehabilitation, plant propagation, and habitat restoration, and captive breeding of African and Sonoran Desert species, including the iconic desert bighorn sheep.

San Gorgonio Mountain
San Gorgonio Mountain34.36km from Mount San Jacinto

This is the highest peak in Southern California which was in the San Bernardino Mountains. It is one of the most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. The mountain has a pyramid shape, with a steep north face and a slightly shallower south face.

Where is Mount San Jacinto

Discover More Attractions in Riverside County, Where Mount San Jacinto Is Located

Riverside County
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Mostly desert in the central and eastern portions, but with a Mediterranean climate in the western portion.

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