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Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA
+1 909-659-2607
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Father son camping

For those of you looking to get out into the great outdoors, I want to recommend the little town of... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
Chula Vista, California
via mobile
high up

I hike up there a few times a year. you cant beat the view and there is great rock climbing. any... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2016
Scotty M
Idyllwild, United States
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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 22 February 2016 via mobile

For those of you looking to get out into the great outdoors, I want to recommend the little town of Idyllwild. It is about an hour and a half from San Diego but so far from "city". It is on the backside of Mt San...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

I hike up there a few times a year. you cant beat the view and there is great rock climbing. any one can hike it my five year old can make up there as can my 65 year old mother.

1  Thank Scotty M
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great local place to play in the snow and parking is available on the highway. We went with friends, teenagers and toddler.

Thank Arturo R
Reviewed 4 January 2016

My children were having a great time in this gorgeous place, from the moment we took the aerial tramway to the snow fighting.

Thank Adriana M
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I don't often give a 5 star review. Granted we were ALONE in this campground beginning of December but none the less. 1 Star for best bathrooms ever, 1 star for well designed sites with privacy and proximity, 1 star for quite area, 1 star...More

3  Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Perfect hike to bring your dog. It's close to town and heavily shaded. My dog loved meeting all of the other dogs along the way. You can start on the south side and not require a park pass or start at the top (just make...More

2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Every time we have company in Idyllwild we always take them up to the Ernie Maxwell Trail knowing that each one in our group will enjoy themselves no matter what type of hiker or non-hiker they are. The views are amazing and trail can be...More

3  Thank SDPeterson
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Start your day in Idyllwild at one of the small coffee shops for some breakfast and then head up to one of the trail heads for a day hike. The temperature in October was in the 70's during the day, and down in the low...More

4  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Superb granite walls on Tahquitz rock, about 45 min walk up from Humber Park. Multipitch trad routes with a full range of grades from 5.4-5.12. Excellent free camping up the nearby Southridge TH road too. Nice temperatures in the mid 70's in late Sep made...More

2  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We are on the road weekly with our last run being Moreno Valley CA. We needed a place to camp and found Idyllwild. Checked out one area which seemed to cater to the campers. Finally ran across Mt. San Jacinto Stàte Park. What a wonderful...More

2  Thank June H
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30 October 2017|
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Response from joenumbah1 | Reviewed this property |
no Starbucks last time I was up there but there's a few restaurants that offer good coffee and great food in town..if you're looking for a straight coffee spot then " higher ground coffee shop" is it
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