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    Palm Springs, California

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    Placentia, CA
    Trailblazer | 1154 pts
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    7/2/2011
    Great, great trail. Loved all of it, but be forewarned that the northern alternate route through Tamarack Valley is no longer open all the way through.
    Full review coming soon at www.GreeneAdventures.com
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    Boise, ID
    Adventurer | 391 pts
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    10/17/2007
    Nice day hike if you are visiting Palm Springs and don't mind paying $21.95 to take the Tram up.
    The trail through the Tamarack valley up to the Peak trail does not exist anymore so you can not take that way back down.

    You have to find your own way up boulders the last couple hundred feet after the trail ends to reach the Summit, but it is not difficult.
    The current elevation on the summit sign is 10,834 feet.
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    Oxnard, CA
    Pathfinder | 100 pts
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    6/26/2007
    Highway 2 was closed before we got to the trailhead but the parking area we ended at was a place where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses the road so we just hiked part of it instead. Had a great day.
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    Marina del Rey, CA
    Adventurer | 380 pts
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    7/11/2005
    Great Hike to the top of San Jacinto peak. My wife and I did this as an overnighter arriving on Saturday camping at Tamarak- making the peak on Sunday Morning and leaving that evening. Just a word of advice - the sudden change of altitude - which comes from using the tram will have you huffing and puffing as soon as you get up there - particularly the portion going to Wellman Divide. Overall the trail is pretty easy and very pretty with fantastic views. If it were at sea level it would be a breeze.
    I highly recommend it.
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    Cowan Heights, CA
    Pathfinder | 184 pts
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    8/30/2004
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    Trail Information

    Palm Springs
    Nearby City
    11.6
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    6-9 hours
    Duration
    Open year-round;Tram schedule varies
    Season
    Mt. San Jacinto State Wilderness
    Local Contacts
    USGS Palm Springs, CA and San Jacinto Peak, CA
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