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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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Idyllwild, Ca, former hangout of Timothy Leary

As the story goes, Tim Leary had this ranch in the area and hired this guy called Osley to brew up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
Wild and beautiful. So close yet so far from LA and San Diego.

We have lived in the LA area for 14 years now. We had heard about Idyllwild and the San Jacinto... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Claremont, 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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25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the story goes, Tim Leary had this ranch in the area and hired this guy called Osley to brew up a powerful form of LSD back in the late 1960's called Orange Sunshine. Although we never found the ranch we did do some awesome...More

Thank jmaruska
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have lived in the LA area for 14 years now. We had heard about Idyllwild and the San Jacinto Wilderness before but never imagined that there could be such a beautiful, wild mountain area just 90 minutes drive from home. The granite rock mountains...More

Thank Nick32215
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

1  Thank C9911FTdavidl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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!

1  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

3  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

1  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
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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