Mount San Jacinto
Visiting the peaks of Palm Springs’ Mount San Jacinto requires either an eight-minute ascent on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram or a lengthy drive to the end of U.S. Highway 243 north. Once at the top, the Coachella Valley and neighboring San Gabriel Mountains are visible. The park has a visitor’s center, marked hiking trails, a restaurant, gift shop, and ski center (open in winter). To protect the mountain’s delicate ecosystem, each visitor must register for a free wilderness permit from the park service before exploring the mountain.
If you must stay connected to the virtual world, the park service offers free wireless service within approximately 200 feet of the visitor’s center.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- National/State Park
- Picnic Area Available