The Mount San Jacinto Wilderness State Park is dominated by 10,834-foot (3,250-meter) Mount San Jacinto, Southern California’s second-highest mountain.
In summer, miles of hiking tracks wind through the state park wilderness of sub-alpine forests, ferny mountain meadows and granite peaks.
Snow falls here in winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoe fun.
Easy and pleasant tour. Very knowledgeable guide (Dori).
Utterly fabulous way to spend an afternoon. Don't be put off by the 20 miles - it's mainly downhill and very gentle. The date shake at the end is world class, as are the cookies provided at the midway point
My wife was worried when I booked this as she had not ridden a bike for about 10 year but this is suitable for those with little experience as basically flat or downhill. You do have to pedal but road is great and empty and the van following give that extra level of comfort. Afterwards we both thought it a higlight of the holiday despite ballon ride, wine tour, ariel tram, etc. It was really most enjoyable and you get a real sense of achievement.
The most fun way to get to the Mount San Jacinto Wilderness State Park from Palm Springs is by the Aerial Tramway from Chino Canyon.
The state park visitor center is at the Aerial Tramway mountain station, along with a cafe and gift shop.
To explore the state park’s wilderness area you need to pick up a free wilderness permit from the State Park Headquarters in Idyllwild.