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San Jacinto Mountain

Mountain Station, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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USD 105.00*
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
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USD 25.95*
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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USD 149.00*
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Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour
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“ranger station” (22 reviews)
“hiking trails” (36 reviews)
Mountain Station, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trailhead begins just outside of Idyllwild. The trail is excellent but I would rate it moderate-difficult because of the steep grade and elevation gain. At higher elevation, the trail levels and takes you through a pine forest. A wonderful alternative to riding the Aerial...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took this route from Palm Springs to LA and were impressed by the scenery and the dramatic change from desert to mountains. Idyllwild was a charming spot to stop on the way. Being from Australia and inexperienced driving in the US we were a...More

Thank Judith068
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the mountain using the tramway and the views are amazing. Also, we went on a trail there and enjoyed every bit of the nature. It could get cold up there so dress appropriately.

Thank SomaK95762
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a big fan of tourist attractions (like aerial trams) generally. But we took our three kids up the Palm Springs Tram to the San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness and it was terrific! It is well worth the cost. We did not...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Spectacular hiking trails with beautiful views. There are a few self guided nature trails that give you a sense of the beauty of the Coachella Valley. Dress accordingly, once up on the mountain, the temperature drops drastically. Temperature down below was 75F, on top it...More

4  Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The paths here lead to the most breathtaking views. I can’t believe some of the pictures I took. Definitely worth the price of the tram ride to get up there. I am absolutely going to visit again!!!

Thank Deonna2
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The tram up San Jacinto Mountain is a remarkable, scenic trip, but a real surprise awaits the hiker/photographer! Behind Mountain Station is a long and wide plateau of alpine forest and meadows. Both short and long moderate trails are available, including a scenic route that...More

3  Thank kumtux
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The tram ride up the mountain is spectacular and the views of the Coachella valley from San Jacinto are breathtaking. It is hard to believe this alpine setting exists just a short ride from the desert valley. Great way to spend a few hours on...More

1  Thank DarmenW
Reviewed 31 October 2017

While it was 102-degrees in Palm Springs, we knew to expect at least a 30-degree temperature differential in the mountains. And even though our lightweight polartecs were unnecessary I would encourage day visitors to bring with them as a sensible precaution. While the trails we...More

2  Thank DP49
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We enjoyed hiking the shorter paths here. There's a paved pathway that circles around to the bottom. It was steep. But, it wasn't that difficult to get back to the top. We just took our time and stopped frequently to look at the views. Desert...More

1  Thank KatWat39
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Janice K
4 November 2017|
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Response from Humberdale | Reviewed this property |
i have just checked the brochure that I kept and definitely no pets .Not even allowed to be kept in cars either
Stephen H
7 June 2017|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
Yes , the tram is the key , don't miss the last tram back , check hours
Malena c
10 May 2017|
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Response from courtney w | Reviewed this property |
No reservation is necessary, but the line for the tram will get longer later in the day--I recommend going early/mid-morning (when the tram starts running). You pay a small entrance fee, park your car, and tram to the top... More