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Area: 14,000 Acres
Lat: 33.813256
Lon: 116.690706
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Site Id #:144 - Mount San Jacinto State Park

Facilites at Viewing Site


Brochure/Species List Brochure/Species List Park brochures, birdlist, tree finder, and a variety of additional park resources are available at any of the gift shops on the Palm Springs side of the mountain and at the Park Headquarters in Idyllwild.

Bus Accessible Bus Accessible Private bus access to PSAT

Camping/lodging Camping/lodging Developed campgrounds at Park Headquarters in Idyllwild and at Stone Creek campground off of Highway 243 (ADA accessible). Backcountry wilderness camping, by permit only, at Round Valley, Tamarack Valley, little Round Valley, and Strawberry Junction.

Drinking Water Drinking Water Potable water at each of the developed campgrounds, and seasonal streams/springs available to bachcountry hikers. Filtration/water treatment is recommended for backcountry water sources.

Fee Fee Varies seasonally. Subject to change. See park website.

Food/Vending Machines Food/Vending Machines Restaurants at Mountain Station and Palm Springs Aerial Tram Station.

Gift Shop/Bookstore Gift Shop/Bookstore Books and souvenirs available at Idyllwild ranger station and Long Valley Visitor Center. Gift shops operated by both the State Parks Interpretive Association and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway are located on the Palm Springs side of the mountain.

Interpretive Signs Interpretive Signs There are interpretive trails from the Stone Creek Campground (ADA accessible) on the Idyllwild side, and the Long Valley Nature Trail (not ADA) is on the Palm Springs side of the mountain.

Lookouts Lookouts While there are many outstanding views throughout the park along all trails, the views from the Mountain Station at the top of the Tram and the view from San Jacinto Peak are not to be missed.

Note #4 - Most of the park is designated State Wilderness with no paved trails, however the Mountain Station and Valley Station overlooks, Stone Creek Nature Trail, and Park Headquarters are ADA accessible. We are currently working to improve accessibility throughout our parks. The viewing area that you are interested in may be undeveloped or there may be terrain, historic or resource protection issues or other factors that limit accessibility at this time. However, there may be some accessible features such as parking, restrooms, and routes of travel. Some parks and viewing sites offer more accessible features than others, we encourage you to view the State Park web page, call the park, or e-mail California State Parks at access@parks.ca.gov for more specific information or details.

Restrooms Restrooms There are flush toilets at the Park's developed campgrounds, and primitive pit toilets at the backcountry campgrounds.

Note #4 - Most of the park is designated State Wilderness with no paved trails, however the Mountain Station and Valley Station overlooks, Stone Creek Nature Trail, and Park Headquarters are ADA accessible. We are currently working to improve accessibility throughout our parks. The viewing area that you are interested in may be undeveloped or there may be terrain, historic or resource protection issues or other factors that limit accessibility at this time. However, there may be some accessible features such as parking, restrooms, and routes of travel. Some parks and viewing sites offer more accessible features than others, we encourage you to view the State Park web page, call the park, or e-mail California State Parks at access@parks.ca.gov for more specific information or details.

Trails Trails In addition to the Stone Creek Nature Trail (ADA) in Stone Creek Campground, there are over 70 miles of backcountry trails, including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, traversing Mt San Jacinto State Park.

Note #4 - Most of the park is designated State Wilderness with no paved trails, however the Mountain Station and Valley Station overlooks, Stone Creek Nature Trail, and Park Headquarters are ADA accessible. We are currently working to improve accessibility throughout our parks. The viewing area that you are interested in may be undeveloped or there may be terrain, historic or resource protection issues or other factors that limit accessibility at this time. However, there may be some accessible features such as parking, restrooms, and routes of travel. Some parks and viewing sites offer more accessible features than others, we encourage you to view the State Park web page, call the park, or e-mail California State Parks at access@parks.ca.gov for more specific information or details.

Trash Cans Trash Cans

Visitor Center/Ranger Station Visitor Center/Ranger Station