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Mount San Jacinto State Park
If you're an outdoorsy type, you'll be delighted by this high-altitude park's 54 miles of hiking trails, camping and picnic areas, and guided wilderness mule rides during snow-free months. Nestled... Read More
If you're an outdoorsy type, you'll be delighted by this high-altitude park's 54 miles of hiking trails, camping and picnic areas, and guided wilderness mule rides during snow-free months. Nestled between the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and the mountain town of Idyllwild, this state park often sees snow in the winter, making it a surprising escape just above the desert. Cross-country ski equipment rentals can be arranged during the winter months, though many just like to build snowmen or have a snowball fight. The state park is only accessible by hiking or by taking the Palm Springs Tramway. Permits are required for overnight camping.
- Daily: Sunrise-Sunset
- Overnight: camping; permitted
- Park Entrance Free
Camping $15 - $20
- Best for Parks Because: Mount San Jacinto State Park offers 54 miles of natural recreation, including campgrounds and hiking trails.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Mount San Jacinto State Park is home to hiking trails and camping areas high above the desert floor, offering cooler weather for an outdoor adventure.
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