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Mt. San Jacinto

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Mt. San Jacinto  


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Elevation: 10,834'
Location: 33.8151, -116.68 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The summit of San Jacinto Peak is the highest point in the San Jacinto Range located east of Los Angeles near the town of Palm Springs. The high country wilderness within the Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers many miles of hiking trails, granite peaks, dense forests and beautiful mountain meadows. The aerial tram near Palm Springs offers easy access to the high country or one can enter the wilderness area near the town of Idyllwild. The tram also affords an easy descent from the mountain. The north face of San Jacinto (AKA Snow Creek) rises nearly 10,000 feet from the desert floor in a horizontal distance of less than 5 miles. There are several routes/trails to the 10,834 foot summit.

Getting There 

near the town of Palm Springs, visible to the south from Hwys 10/111

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. San Jacinto:
Snow Creek   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI1-2 Mod. Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10000'   
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Snow Creek, as seen from approx. 1/2 way in on the approach

Snow Creek 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b AI1-2 Mod. Snow  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : Mt. San Jacinto
(Taken and edited from SummitPost)Snow Creek is one of the premier alpine climbs in Southern California. It has a tremendous vertical gain of 10,000 feet in less than 5 horizontal miles. Supposedly, it is the steepest escarpment in the contiguous 48.The starting elevation is approx. 1,200 feet. From the start to about 5,500 feet, depending on the snowpack, it is all bushwacking and boulder hopping. Once you reach the snow tongue of Snow Creek you will need crampons and an ice axe. Climb the rem...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Mt. San Jacinto Slideshow Add Photo
Mt. San Jacinto from the north side of Black Mt.
Mt. San Jacinto from the north side of Black Mt.
San Jacinto Peak
San Jacinto Peak
The view from Fuller Ridge, Mt. San Jacinto
The view from Fuller Ridge, Mt. San Jacinto
I-10 viewpoint, Mt. San Jacinto
I-10 viewpoint, Mt. San Jacinto
San Jacinto Peak from the flanks of San Gorgonio
San Jacinto Peak from the flanks of San Gorgonio

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