Cactus To Clouds Trail to San Jacinto Peak

HARD 7 reviews

Cactus To Clouds Trail to San Jacinto Peak is a 13 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Palm Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
10396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Planning on attacking Southern California's mother of endurance hikes? Try getting a taste first to help better prepare. This hike was to get familiar with the C2C trail of Mt. San Jacinto for future attempts and the goal of reaching the summit in the future. The idea was to get an estimate on climbing rate, time, weather/climate change, terrain, trail maintenance, challenge level, and provisions/gear needed to successfully climb the mountain.  This is a very difficult hike and people have died or been injured while hiking here. Use caution and you will have a challenging but rewarding hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

This trail is no joke. 10 plus miles to the tram, with an 8000 ft ascent. Another 5.5 miles and 2500 ft up from the tram to the peak. Super steep and long. Snow and ice can make this trail even more difficult and dangerous. Do not attempt if you are not well prepared and hardcore! Unprepared hikers have died trying this trail in the incredibly hot summer. Serious only please!

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