San Jacinto Peak (often designated Mount San Jacinto, pronounced /həˈsɪntoʊ/ or /dʒəˈsɪntoʊ/) is the highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains, and of Riverside County, California. It lies within Mount San Jacinto State Park. Naturalist John Muir wrote of San Jacinto Peak, "The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!"
San Jacinto Peak is one of the most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. It is ranked sixth among peaks in the 48 contiguous states. According to John W. Robinson and Bruce D. Risher, authors of The San Jacintos, "No Southern California hiker worth his salt would miss climbing 'San Jack' at least once."
Known for its spectacular north escarpment, the peak rises 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above San Gorgonio Pass. It plays host to the famous Cactus to Clouds Trail.
There's a hiking trail (T1) called San Jacinto Peak Trail leading to the summit.
The nearest mountain hut is null located 160m/524ft SE of the summit.
By elevation San Jacinto Peak is
# 4 out of 2181 in the California Ranges # 1 out of 11 in Mount San Jacinto State Wilderness # 1 out of 203 in Riverside County # 1 out of 11 in Mount San Jacinto State Park # 1 out of 69 in the San Jacinto Mountains
By prominence San Jacinto Peak is
# 1 out of 2181 in the California Ranges # 21 out of 91437 in USA # 3 out of 7926 in California # 1 out of 11 in Mount San Jacinto State Wilderness # 1 out of 203 in Riverside County # 1 out of 11 in Mount San Jacinto State Park # 1 out of 69 in the San Jacinto Mountains
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