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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 you reach the ranger station after that is much easier.. Hiking on this trail usually starts at night time due to very hot conditions during the day - no shade till you get to ranger station.
If you check on Google this trail, you will find a lot of usefull and detailed info.
There is another hiking trail to summit from Mt Sant Jacinto State park, it is about one hour drive from Palm Springs to get to that trail, park locate on the opposite site of the mountain from Palm Springs, this trail is not so long and not so steep compare to "Cactus to clouds" trail.