Mount San Jacinto State Park

Mount San Jacinto State Park


Location:Off Highway 243 near Idyllwild.
Facilities:81 developed campsites (31 with hot showers and flush toilets, 50 with vault toilets), 48 primitive wilderness campsites (hike-in), group wilderness sites (maximum of 15 people per group), picnic areas, trails, visitor center, food service, gift shop, aerial tram. Permit required for wilderness camping.
Activities:Camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Mount San Jacinto stands at 10,804 feet in an area of magnificent granite peaks, subalpine forests, and fern-bordered mountain meadows. Most of the park is a designated wilderness area used by hikers and backpackers; a segment of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail passes through the park (see entry in national trails section). An aerial tram from Palm Springs takes passengers from Valley Station (2,643 feet) to Mountain Station (8,516 feet) along the edge of the wilderness area.
Address:c/o Inland Empire District Office
17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, CA 92571

Phone:951-659-2607
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=636
Size: 13,718 acres. Elevation: 6,000-10,000 feet.

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It takes just 14 minutes to rise 6,000 vertical feet through five climatic zones, from the desert to the snows of Mount San Jacinto State Park.
For conditions, call the Mount San Jacinto State Park Ranger Station at (909) 659-2607.