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 …

Tahquitz Peak

Tahquitz Peak, also known simply as Tahquitz, is the high point of a granite outcropping in the San Jacinto Mountains that forms the south side of the bowl within which sits the town of Idyllwild. This 8,832' peak holds a 75 year-old fire lookout tower and features panoramic views from Palm Springs to Anza Borrego …

Tahquitz Valley

Tahquitz Valley lies nestled beneath Tahquitz Peak in a relatively flat area of the San Jacinto Mountains. This area showcases the meadows, mixed-conifer forests, and granite boulders that make so many hikers liken the San Jacintos to the Sierra Nevadas. It's relatively easy to tack on Tahquitz Peak, provided the view is clear enough to …