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Cactus-to-Clouds Professional Review and Guide
"Cactus-to-Clouds, also known as the Skyline Trail, is a classic Southern California hike. It is the only trail in the United States to directly climb 8000 feet, scaling the sheer east ridge of San Jacinto from Palm Springs to the upper Aerial Tramway station. Most hikers stop at the station, but diehards continue on to bag the summit of San Jacinto. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the trail the during the Great Depression. It had fallen into obscurity for decades, but is now heavily traveled. The trail also features some of the most varied and interesting scenery and plant life found anywhere in Southern California. Camping is not permitted along this trail."
--David & Jennifer Money Harris, Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press).
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