We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

San Jacinto Mountain

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mountain Station, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number:
+1 909-659-2607
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$119.00*
and up
Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour
More Info
US$105.00*
and up
Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure
More Info
US$25.95*
and up
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 695 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 500
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Such a Fun day (Children & Adults, Both!)

On the recommendation of a friend, we put the Palm Springs Aerial Tram on our must-do list, which takes you the 2.5 miles up San Jacinto. This was Day One of our long weekend in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
west0909
,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Add Photo Write a Review

695 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 613: English reviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
171 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the recommendation of a friend, we put the Palm Springs Aerial Tram on our must-do list, which takes you the 2.5 miles up San Jacinto. This was Day One of our long weekend in PS and it was such a great start to the trip. I would recommend scheduling around this activity as your primary activity for the day.... More 

Helpful?
Thank west0909
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for hiking, great to get out of the heat, great just to show up and show everybody that you can do the six hour hike up and down.

Helpful?
Thank Rmprotocol
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sights are amazing do not miss out. We visited over the holiday weekend. I really enjoyed the view of the palm springs. I would dress in layers it was amazing that the temperature could change a lot by your location on the mountain. Make sure you bring a camera the photo opportunities should not be missed.

Helpful?
Thank Lisa V
Naperville, Illinois
Level Contributor
56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advantage of the tram to the top but... when we went to get our tickets early in the morning we witnessed many people walking the paved path to the tram parking station. It is quite an incline, but the path is paved and off the road, peaceful and the view is breathtaking.

Helpful?
Thank VKK69
Spring Valley
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tram ride up the mountain is a little un-nerving, but the view is unbelievable. It is awesome to shoot up 5000 ft and look at how different to terrain is from Palm Springs. It has a snackish station on top and a full restaurant and bar. The food was really good.

Helpful?
Thank Kristen D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the desert view hiking trail and the views were absolutely stunning. The hike was reasonably easy (even with a foot of fresh snow). We wish we had brought sleds, the sledding looked so fun!

Helpful?
Thank Kaitlyn A
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of this attraction is the tram ride, an incredibly steep ride with amazing views of the mountain and Palm Springs. Pack a jacket--the temperature drops considerably at the top of the mountain.

Helpful?
Thank Victoria F
ENGLAND
Level Contributor
75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been up to mountain top many times,when there is snow and ice,and when sunny weather, Never fails to excite,as a very picturesque trip up on revolving cable car. This top time however,firstly they have started charging $5 to park your car,and wephen we eventually got to tram station,bus driver announced"Happy Christma" you have a 2.5 hour wait to... More 

Helpful?
Thank PENANGMAN
Level Contributor
149 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice contrast with the heat of the desert, make sure you pack a fleece or something warm to wear as the temperature drops quite a bit as you go up (about 12ºC mid october) The 3-4 hours forest walk is wonderful and rejuvenating and quite safe. I'm very glad I got to do it, air is pure and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Flo G
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
1,624 reviews
530 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this park is getting there. The ariel tram gives great views. We didn't hike the park as we didn't have hiking boots. The outskirts were pretty.

Helpful?
1 Thank Autumn M

Travellers who viewed San Jacinto Mountain also viewed

Palm Springs, California Desert
Palm Springs, California Desert
 
Palm Springs, California Desert
Palm Springs, California Desert
 

Been to San Jacinto Mountain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of San Jacinto Mountain and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from San Jacinto Mountain staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?