Mt. San Jacinto Traverse: Tram Station to Deer Springs Trailhead

Mt. San Jacinto, with its accompanying state park and federal wilderness, is one of the best example of montane, mixed-conifer high country south of the Sierra Nevadas. One of the most dramatic geological features in Southern California, the towering peak and its surrounding highlands dominates the Inland Empire, and provides appropriately astounding views. Distance: 11 …

Sky Islands

From the summit of Mt. San Jacinto, looking down at the Colorado Desert.Mt. San Jacinto from the Little San Bernadino Mountains above the Coachella Valley.If you take the tram up to San Jacinto Mountain, you will have the unusual experience of departing from a desert landscape and arriving in a subalpine, mixed-conifer forest. The mixed-conifer …

The Three Saints

Hiking Bucket List Goal #1: Climb the Three SaintsFrom left to right: Mt. San Antonio, Mt. San Gorgonio, and Mt. San Jacinto. Taken from Santiago Peak.The "Three Saints" refer to the three dominant mountains in the Los Angeles region, Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy), Mt. San Jacinto, and Mt. San Gorgonio. Each peak is notable …

Mt. San Jacinto

Marion Mountain Trail - Pacific Crest Trail - Summit Trail - Fuller Ridge TrailDistance: 13.3 MilesElevation Gained: 4,800'Difficulty: StrenuousTime: 8:55Critters: Deer, squirrels, chipmunks, an owlPros:- Epic mountain scenery- Epic views- Epic, epic, epicCons:- Trails were frequently lost due to heavy snowDetails:I've never climbed a mountain before. Sure, I've climbed peaks. I've chugged up huge slopes. …