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  • Address: Highway 243, Idyllwild CA 92549, USA
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Mt San Jacinto Wilderness State Park

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.

Practical Info

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.

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs, null
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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On a hot summer's day, one of the best things to do in Palm Springs is to take a ride from the dry desert floor with the Aerial Tramway, 5,873 feet up into the ...  Read more

Location: Palm Springs, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $24.95
The Earthquake Canyon Bike Express, Palm Springs, Attraction Tickets
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The Earthquake Canyon Bike Express

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Embark on a scenic 20-mile (32-km) bike tour through Palm Desert! Descending through the heart of the San Andreas Fault zone between the Colorado Desert and ...  Read more

Location: Palm Desert, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure, Palm Springs, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure

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A paved road, downhill bicycle tour through a Federally protected Wilderness zone along the San Andreas Fault. Riders will be treated to magnificent vistas ...  Read more

Location: Palm Springs, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour, Palm Springs, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

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This nature tour from Palm Desert takes you on a scenic journey through Southern California’s rich, diverse scenery. Traveling from the Colorado Desert to the ...  Read more

Location: Palm Desert, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour, Palm Springs, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

Enjoy a true Palm Springs eco tour! This 4-hour tour takes you by vehicle to rivers, marshes, trout ponds and shady, tree-lined paths in the desert. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Palm Springs, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00

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