San Jacinto Loop Backpacking

Palm Desert, California

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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.
Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

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Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

by Author varies by trail (Wilderness Press)

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.

© 2008 Author varies by trail/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

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

Recent Trail Reviews

11/27/2006
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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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