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Absolutely amazing views! The hike is strenuous to get to the peak but worth doing. There is a lot of downed trees and snow still up there but the trail is pretty straightforward.

Did this hike today. Great hike with fabulous views at the summit. I agree with some of the other reviewers in that we also clocked the trip at 12 miles. A little snow on the trail but otherwise mostly clear.

Did this hike today. 5/21/17
Read some of the other comments.
There was no mud on trails
Yes there was snow
Great hike
I agree with Bret, It clocks out just under 12 miles

Had a great hike from the tram to the top of San Jacinto. All trails has this hike as just under 10 miles. We clocked in 12 miles. Still quite a bit of snow above the 9,500 level on the north face of the mountain. The trail disappears quite a bit due to all the snow. Never got lost but had to trail blaze quite a bit due to the trail virtually disappearing.

It was a bit crowded up top but the trail itself had a moderate amount of hikers.

Enjoyed a great dinner at the restaurant up top of the tram before we headed home.

11 days ago

I completed this hike on 5/14/17! It's a long hike but it's so beautiful! It's not easy since there's still snow along the way and right before the summit! It'd help if you bring along trekking poles! I would not recommend to do this trail in the dark either so time yourself correctly to be safe! I would hike this again!

Wet snow near the summit coupled with rocky terrain and elevation made it a bit challenging.

Difficult, and not just because the vert, but also because the training dayhikes, like, Telescope, Iron, Grand Canyon, Villager and others, were far, FAR, more beautiful and rewarding. Just goes to show you that the path to a goal is more valuable than the goal itself. I can't recommend. Yes, there were some flowering Yucca and a few other flowers, but in general, it was just a relentless, beige, hot, exposed death slog. Started around midnight. consumed 4 liters of H2O. If you must, get a nice poolside resort after, and have breakfast at L'Atelier Cafe.

Completed but barely made it back for last tram. Make sure you start early enough.

12 days ago

Loved this hike! The waterfall at the top is absolutely gorgeous and I loved swimming it. People say it's cold but the air was 85 degrees so it felt refreshing to me! I would rate this hike MODERATE though, not easy! There are lots of stairs, lots of knee high steps. No problem for my sister and I, but we did have to lend a hand to my 55 yr old mother a few times. Beautiful grounds and loved hiking near the stream. I'd do it again!