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    San Jacinto Loop Backpacking

    Palm Desert, California

    San Jacinto Loop Backpacking

    San Jacinto Loop (Backpacking) Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "At 10,804 feet, San Jacinto Peak is one of the three tallest major summits ringing the Los Angeles Basin. This loop from Humber Park in Idyllwild offers a grand tour of the mountain, taking you past sheer granite cliffs, shady forests of pine and fir, and cool alpine creeks to the stacked summit boulders. If a second vehicle is available, the easiest option is to emerge at the Deer Springs Trailhead and make a 4-mile shuttle. Otherwise, you have the option of dropping down a steep climber’s trail next to Suicide Rock to return to Humber Park."

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    Beverly Hills, CA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    11/27/2006
    This trail is pretty awesome me and my friend did in three and a half days averaging about 17 miles a day you go from the desert into the pine trees and back. The toughest part is when you cover the several 7000 ft. peaks in one day. If you dont have good boots or shoes the descent from san jacinto mtn. into town will hurt alot i was not able to walk really the next day. Only negative theres really no animals or wildlife out there in all i think i saw one lizard and two deers and one jumping cricket. It is absolutely silent out there
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    Trail Information

    Palm Desert
    Nearby City
    17.6
    Distance
    4,500 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Shuttle
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    2-3 days
    Duration
    Summer through fall
    Season
    San Bernardino National Forest - permit required
    Local Contacts
    USGS 7.5-min. San Jacinto Peak or Tom Harrison’s San Jacinto Wilderness Trail Map
    Local Maps

    Trail Log