San Jacinto Peak, located in Riverside County, California, is the highest peak in the San Jacinto Mountains and the most topographically prominent peak in Southern California. This majestic peak stands 10,834 feet (3,302 m) tall and is a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers. The peak is part of the San Jacinto State Park.
The area around San Jacinto Peak has a rich history. According to local legend, the Cahuilla Native Americans believed the peak was home to the spirit of their ancestor, Dakush.
Hiking to San Jacinto Peak in California is one of the most rewarding and beautiful hikes in the state. The trailhead for the San Jacinto Peak hike starts from Valley Station on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. From there, one can easily climb the mountain face via trails. From the top, hikers will be treated to stunning views of the Coachella Valley and the Salton Sea.
No matter how you choose to experience San Jacinto Peak, you're sure to be in awe of its beauty and history. So, if you're in Southern California, make sure to add this majestic peak to your list of must-see sights.
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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