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Mountain Station, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Especially in the Palm Springs summer, you want to head up the Tram to Mt. San Jacinto where it's at least 20 degrees cooler. The tram ride is an experience by itself -- the car slowly rotates. The Mountain Station offers a restaurant and a...More

1  Thank jaimep959
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tram trip is beautiful, I enjoyed the geology of the rocks. Off season lack of crowds was a plus.

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just can't say enough about the hiking trails and views! Make this a must-see on your trip, no matter what ages you have in your party. Would love to go back again and hike different trails.

Thank kjb1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is great fun to hike in this mountains. Know your limits and you'll be fine. It is lovely up there and the hiking trails are very good.

Thank 348beverleys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the time and money to visit this park. The tramway is fun and once you get to the top the views are spectacular. We spent a few hours doing the hike to the various viewpoints. Highly reccommend this park.

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going from the base up to about 9000' above sea level is a fun experience on the tram. But once you are up there it is like you were just transported into another time. Gone are the Ubers and taxis. The hot CA temperature has...More

Thank Tom-in-CT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Palm Springs and read that this was the best place to visit, and how true that is! What beautiful views and pleasant temperatures, compared with the triple digits on the valley floor. We were told that you can see Mount Charleston 175...More

Thank Wanda-Anne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry we saved this hike for our last morning in Palm Springs. I would have stayed a lot longer to enjoy the views, cool air, birds, and fresh air. The tram was nice but so loud with excited hikers that we missed the guided talk...More

Thank justgrins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the tram early. I suggest you arrive no later than 7am park in area A and wait in line. Trams run every 15 minutes after 8am both ways. NO CELL SERVICE except at the top 10,800 ft. The hike should take about 3-4 hours...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went in June and it was 110 in Palm Springs but a cool 75 at San Jacinto Mountains. Stop first at the Palm Springs Visitor Center and the folks there will answer any and everything about Palm Springs for you. Head up to the Aerial...More

1  Thank AtlantaLuvTaTravel
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28 June 2018|
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Response from NALA91010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, of course it is.. First one is the trail "Cactus to clouds" - starts right form Palm Springs Museum of art parking lot. This trail is long and steep, 16 miles one way to summit, first ~8 miles are the steepest, till... More
4 March 2018|
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Response from klaykobowman | Reviewed this property |
The ride is about 20 minutes with 360 degrees of spectacular views.
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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