Guided Nature Walks California State Parks

Our guided nature walks are a wonderful way to learn about the natural environment at the top of the Tram. Guided Nature Walks are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day. Times of the walks may be obtained at the Natural History Association store at the Mountain Station. There is no charge for this one-of-a kind experience.

For those who are truly environmentally oriented, the Mount San Jacinto State Park Volunteers conduct guided walks each weekend during the summer. Times of the walks may be obtained at the Mountain Station Natural History Museum. The center also offers maps and nature books for a nominal fee. There is no charge for the 40 minute walk. Participants are urged to wear flat, comfortable shoes.

Self Guided Walks

Follow the nature trail posts around a ¾ mile (1.2 km) loop. This easy level trail provides an excellent introduction to the Parks plants and animals.


Summer Activities


Handicap Accessible

The Valley Station, Mountain Station and Tram Cars are handicap accessible.


  • Wilderness Permit is required for any backpacking or hiking in the Wilderness. Requests for advance permit may be made in person or in writing. No phone or fax requests can be accepted.

  • Campers must have a permit from the agency in whose area they are camping; day hikers may use a State or Federal Permit.

  • Camping is permitted only in designated campgrounds in the State Wilderness.

  • Cans, Bottles, Foil must be packed out. Never bury your refuse. Everything must be packed out.

  • No smoking is permitted on trails.

  • All plant and animal life are protected by State and Federal laws. Do not remove or disturb them.

  • No pets allowed in the State Park

  • Stay on trails.

  • Campers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Please note: Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult of 21 years or older to ride the Tramway.


For more information on hiking and camping in the State Park please call (951) 659-2607 or click here. For recorded trail conditions please call (760) 327-0222.