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Mt San Jacinto State Park - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

25905 CA-243, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549, USA

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About Mt San Jacinto State Park

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.

Attractions Near Mt San Jacinto State Park

Mount San Jacinto
Mount San Jacinto8.11km from Mt San Jacinto State Park

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.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway13.6km from Mt San Jacinto State Park

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

Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum21.55km from Mt San Jacinto State Park

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.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens31.92km from Mt San Jacinto State Park

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.

Sand to Snow National Monument
Sand to Snow National Monument33.52km from Mt San Jacinto State Park

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.

Los Rios Rancho
Los Rios Rancho38.56km from Mt San Jacinto State Park

Los Rios Rancho is Southern California's largest Apple Farm in operation since 1906.It shares the property with the Oak Glen Preserve in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. They specialize in historic entertainment and traditional farming using our agricultural heritage as a backdrop for our many public events and living history field trips.

Where is Mt San Jacinto State Park

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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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This park is huge and has many different hiking pathes in a variety of difficulties. Any fitness level can walk at least one or two of the trails. The view is magnificant and you must come here if you visit Palms Springs. To get up to the top of the montain you can use the tram way that takes you there. Once on top there is a ranger station with maps, snacks, gifts and a bathroom. Plan between two and six hours, depending on how long you want to go hiking.