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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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Long but beautiful hike

Bring a walking stick if you are not a regular hiker. It is not an easy track and I would not... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Tampa, Florida
We love the Park

This is a great park to visit. You can hike or just drive through. Lots of trees and some... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Dave E
Highland, 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 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

1  Thank twinsfitch
Reviewed 13 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 13 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
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Nice tram ride, the floor of the car rotates so everyone can see everything on the ride. Fantastic views at the top. We found the walk in the snow very difficult, would highly recommend you rent the snowshoes! Trails are not good for anyone with...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A beautiful and serene place to go for views and wilderness!!! Lots of trails and areas to enjoy the wilderness!!

Thank Lori760
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I hiked the Deer Springs Trail up to Suicide Rock. This was a great hike, a bit steep but, well worth the climb. At 5'4", I tracked my steps and stairs... 15683 steps and 118 flights of stairs round trip. Just under 7 miles roundtrip....More

3  Thank poutababy
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had never been here and didn't realize it would be so "mountainy." We tried hiking to the peak but had gotten a late start and pooped out about 1 mile from the summit. Our turn around time got us back to the tram just...More

Thank mongooAtascadero
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Forget about using your cell phone for more than a camera. We lost signal most of the time. In fact, it will last much longer and serve you better as a camera if you switch it to airplane mode.

1  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We camped overnight in Idyllwild, easily picked up our free hiking permits from the ranger station in Idyllwild and got to the trailhead for 9.30am. You need to display an adventure pass (which you can also get at the ranger station) or use your national...More

1  Thank stinax
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We hiked the Deer Springs trail to suicide rock. It's about 7 miles round trip with a 1900 foot climb. Honestly it didn't feel like it. The trail is very well maintained and other than at the top, where there were a lot of rocks,...More

Thank Cindy M
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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
14 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