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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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-air quality=10/10 like heaven -forest has spiritual healing powers -god bless the land for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
Great hike

The park is beautiful and the staff is very caring and knowledgeable. When we visited they were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brentwood, California
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This 13,000-acre park offers over 50 miles of trails in the mountains soaring above the Sonora desert.
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  • Very good21%
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25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

-air quality=10/10 like heaven -forest has spiritual healing powers -god bless the land for future generations to come

1  Thank C9911FTdavidl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is beautiful and the staff is very caring and knowledgeable. When we visited they were building a lot of new paths which I think will improve the experience. The only problem I had was with some unruly visitors. A lot of the hikers...More

Thank Hitokiri_Battosai
Reviewed 22 June 2017

it's a beautiful place to spend a day or a weekend! it's higher up so it's definitely cooler than the surrounding environs...lots of places to hike but it does get crowded on some trails so arrive early at the trailhead if you can! after hiking...More

Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place. Great hiking yo be had all around. Be careful of fullers ridge during the winter months though! Crampons and ice axe advised!

Thank Will O
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Determined to do some hiking whilst in California I had to adjust plans last minute, as Sequoia and Kings Canyon were still covered in a lot of snow. Doing a section hike on the PCT sounded like a great idea, so San Jacinto became our...More

2  Thank SIrLancelotBCN
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I do highly recommend this, but if there is a lot of snow, it will be a very difficult hike. We met a very experienced local on the trail and tagged along, but we still lost the trail several times. Worth it at the top...More

1  Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We had one of the most rewarding hikes this past week! We decided to go to Idyllwild and hike Devil's Slide! It's a little on the strenuous side, but the reward of some of the most beautiful views in all of Southern California was all...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Bring a walking stick if you are not a regular hiker. It is not an easy track and I would not recommend if you have "bad knees." But we loved this hike and saw people of all ages reach the summit. Don't forget to ask...More

Thank twinsfitch
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great park to visit. You can hike or just drive through. Lots of trees and some fantastic views. Idyllwild is a nice mountain community!

1  Thank Dave E
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to escape the heat in the summer. Love the snow visit in the winter. The Tram ride is great. The park is incredible. The team of rangers here is incredible. If hiking register for free at the ranger station. Always carry essentials when...More

Thank Terry F
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15 February 2017|
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Response from Terry F | Reviewed this property |
You will find that the temperature at the top of the tram averages about 40 degrees lower than in the valley. If hiking to the peak requires you be physically fit. Make sure you have all your safety equipment which... More
15 August 2016|
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Response from Jiro_Shiba | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed in the San Jacinto State Park or on the tram. If you want to go to San Jacinto Peak, you can hike all the way up starting from Devil's Slide/Humber Park (the hike is about 15 miles & about 4,200 ft+ in... More