San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

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San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until November.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2755 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

historic site

no dogs

hiking
7 hours ago

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5 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Third time doing this hike and it never ceases to amaze me. Had the great fortune of reaching the summit and seeing snow on the trees, like a Christmas card. This time of year it's great to hike with valley fog, warm to cold weather, and lots of surprises, like the strong winds and freezing temps at the top. Great workout hike and the views are always stunning. Wellman Divide is a great place to stop for a snack/drink and scenery. It's about 2 miles from the top. If you go this time of year remember that the temperatures at the top can be below freezing, even when it's in the 70's at the bottom. Ranger said it averages 40 degrees colder on top then in Palm Springs. Also remember it's dark at 5:30pm now. The tram ride is almost worth going all by itself. Go and enjoy but hike smart.

12 days ago

I’ve done 5 of the 6 pack peaks, this one is the easiest on the list. (Gorgonio left) I still would recommend it for only experienced hikers. Stop at the rangers station first to acquire a permit. Have a great time ....

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

backpacking
20 days ago

The trail offers you amount of beautiful sceneries. You can camp and hike different trails. Good for backpacking/camping. There are little water and streams make sure to have a water filter to replenish water if overnight camping and along the hiking trails. Bear containers or bear bags are needed. Prepared your gear(s) and packed light. Carried your waste back. Permits are required for overnight camping. Amazing..!!!

hiking
23 days ago

25 days ago

Mostly climbing, very beautiful scenery. Little creeks along the way. Worth the trip!

25 days ago

25 days ago

awesome hike i am 60 left rangers station at 9 30 got back at 4 30 i spent around a hour on the top i used my hiking poles very helpful for me but i seen a lot of younger people without i would definitely recommend this hike

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike (10/14/17). I paid the $5 parking fee and $30 Tram ticket. As expected the tram ride was very enjoyable. I got the 8:45 tram that was not crowded. Once at the top, got the hiking permit and was hiking by 9:15. Lots of people but everyone was pleasant. Easy to follow trail by turning right at every junction (left on the way down). The rock scrambling at the very top was very doable. Great views, great day!! I enjoyed a beer at the bar afterwards and was surprised by a 45 minute wait to get tram, and very crowded, but was still enjoyable ride.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice hike. We stayed over night at Round Valley then hiked to the summit the following day. Came back through round valley and to the tram. Nice view at Wellman's Divide. When going up that long stretch after the divide it's easy to loose the trail before turning left to the other long stretch before the summit. When you get to the rocks by the summit just pick a spot and climb. Beautiful!!

1 month ago

Beautiful and challenging hike! Loved the Tram ride.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful hike with the best scenery of all socal hikes we've done. It's about 11-12 miles. 3100ft elevation gained. 7-8 hours at a moderate pace with 1 hour at the peak.

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hiking
1 month ago