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
2490 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

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 days ago

Tough hike for the beginner. Made it to Wellman’s Divide but had to turn back cause I was spent and couldn’t make it up the peak before the sun went down but still great views and a great trail. Snow was great too!

hiking
9 days ago

One of my favorites. If you are in peak shape and have an extra 4 hours to blow then take this trail. Or take it easy and explore. It’s so fun! It can get busy but too bad past Welmans.

backpacking
13 days ago

One the hardest yet beautiful hikes I’ve ever done. This ones a challenge. I don’t regret anything, view at the end is just amazing.

14 days ago

Beautiful trail. Great hike!
Make sure to check in at the ranger station before you head up the trail.

18 days ago

It should be noted this trail is a hard trail particularly given AllTrails standards... Sure it’s “merely” the last part of the cactus to clouds trail... but it’s not just a little stroll.

Flatlanders should consider it starts at 8500’ and goes up to 10,800’. Airs a little thinner up there kids.

Anyhow, the views at the summit are spectacular.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful hike and a beautiful summit! This is a popular trail so be prepared to pass people or move out of the way as people pass you. You'll also have to wait your turn for a picture with the sign at the summit. One other caution, we had to wait in line for about 45 minutes before it was our turn to take the tram back down, so I suggest getting your hike done as early as possible.

19 days ago

Challenging and rewarding hike. Took us 3 hours to get to the peak from the tram, and 2 hours to get back down. We experienced wide variations in the temperature, layers and gloves were needed. All around gorgeous hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, amazing view definitely not for the faint of heart. Steady incline all the way up but with the altitude your body is working very hard and that makes this hike strenuous. 4 hours up to you top, then 2 hours back to tram. Great view at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike from devils slide. It’s around 16 miles round trip from devils but it’s more challenging. I’ve hiked the peak a few times and it always takes my breath away

1 month ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
1 month ago

The summit is amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

The views at the summit are insane

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months 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 ....

backpacking
2 months 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..!!!

2 months ago

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

2 months 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

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months 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!!

3 months ago

Beautiful and challenging hike! Loved the Tram ride.

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