Los Angeles: San Jacinto Peak
Hike one of SoCal's highest peaks on this 10.4-miler that serves up magnificent views and plenty of high-country beauty in Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
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Open vantages on the trail to San Jacinto Peak.
The craggy summit of San Jacinto offers 360 views over the valleys below.
- Distance: 8.3
Location: 33.8045349121094, -116.67455291748
Open vantages on the trail to San Jacinto Peak. ©Rajeev Jain
View from the top
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The craggy summit of San Jacinto offers 360 views over the valleys below. ©Rajeev Jain
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From Chino Canyon, take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Mountain Station. Tram climbs 6,000 ft. with fisheye views of Chino Canyon and Joshua Tree National Park. On top, hike W from trailhead and go R @ first Y
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Grab day permit @ Long Valley ranger station. Turn R to continue on San Jacinto Trail
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R @ Y toward Round Valley Campground
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L @ T into subalpine forest
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Reach Wellman’s Divide and begin steep ridgeline traverse with expansive views NE over the craggy folds of the San Jacinto Wilderness
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L @ Y heading toward Miller Peak, then slingshot S toward San Jacinto
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R @ Y for final summit push
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Weathered granite cone of San Jacinto Peak (10,804 ft.), highest point in its namesake range; sweeping vistas of desert floor of Coachella Valley and San Gorgonio peak (highest point in SoCal). Return to tram station.