Caramba Trail

San Jacinto Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain946ft
Trailhead Elevation8,106ft
Elevation Min/Max7417/8106ft
Elevation Start/End8106/8106ft

Caramba Trail

Caramba Trail is a hiking trail in Riverside County, California. It is within San Jacinto Wilderness. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 8,106 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 946 feet. The Laws Camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Pacific Crest Trail.

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100 Hikes in Southern California: San Bernardino Mountain Trails (Wilderness Press)
John W. Robinson with David Money Harris
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"**NOTE** - This area burned in the 2013 Mountain Fire. As of 2016, the trail remains closed east of Saddle Junction. Check with the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2921 to determine if the trail has reopened. This trip climbs over the Devils Slide and drops down parallel to Tahquitz Creek. Good camping can be found in the Lower Basin Camping Zone east of Willow Creek. Just beyond Caramba, you are rewarded with a breathtaking vista over the desert. If you like your mountains primitive and unpeopled,this outing should suit your taste."
Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press)
David & Jennifer Money Harris
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"Tahquitz Valley hangs on the southeastern slope of the San Jacinto Mountains, walled in by granite ridges. Tahquitz Creek flows down the gentle valley beneath the white firs and Jeffrey pines until it abruptly drops over a waterfall and plunges down Tahquitz Canyon to the desert near Palm Springs. Caramba Trail Camp sits along side the creek by the lip of the precipice."

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Trail Information

San Jacinto Wilderness
Nearby City
San Jacinto Wilderness
Mt San Jacinto State Park
Local Contacts
San Jacinto Peak, Palm Springs (both 7.5-minute), San Jacinto Wilderness (Tom Harrison)
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