PS - Hike: Mt. San Jacinto Peak 8/6

  • Fri, August 06, 2021
  • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Mt. San Jacinto State Park
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  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Total Elevation: 2560'
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Maximum Elevation: 10,804’
  • Minimum Elevation 8400’
  • Type: Out and back loop
  • Terrain: Trail, rocky, and some non-maintained off trail route and bouldering
Advisement: This is a high elevation hike with a lot of uphill hiking and some bouldering near the top. Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.
  • Meeting location: Tram valley station loading area 7:30 AM
  • Departure time: 8 AM Tram 

Tickets for the Tram:  $28.95 Adult $26.95 Senior. Tickets are  available for first come walk up. Arrive early to purchase ticket beginning at 7:30 am. $10 parking fee waived for pass holders and local residents.  Our tram departure is 8 AM.

What to bring: 

Ten Essentials (click here), water (minimum 3 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing (bring light weight windbreaker jacket), hiking poles may be helpful. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.

Face mask required while onboard the tram car.  

Hike Leader: Scott Connelly email click here

DESCRIPTION

This hike is as good as it gets. Our adventure starts out by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway almost a mile straight up into the San Jacinto wilderness. The first 2 miles of trail traverses a pine forest through the Round Valley trail. The trail then begins a 1 mile accent to Wellman’s Divide which is a great spot for snacks/water break with breathtaking views. At this point the trail heads north towards the peak. The forest is somewhat open with the ground covered in lush vegetation, and ever more stunning views of the meadows and desert/valley below. Near the summit you will encounter a small stone cabin, and after a rock scramble up 100 yards or so, you will be at the peak. 

Hike Leader: Scott Connelly email click here

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 


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