Hiking Palm Springs


Within the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area are 54 miles of hiking trails which should be sufficient to satisfy the appetite of the most avid outdoor enthusiast. Trails range from the awe-inspiring five and one-half mile trek to the 10,834 foot peak of Mt. San Jacinto to the just over one mile nature walk through picturesque Long Valley, located just behind the Tram's Mountain Station.

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Winter Adventure Center Palm Springs

Winter Adventure Center

Cross-country ski and snowshoeing rental equipment will be available once sufficient snow has fallen. No rentals after 2:30pm. Sleds are for sale at the Mountain Gift Shop as well as the Adventure Center (Snow conditions permitting).

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Camping Palm Springs


Within the Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area there are six primitive campgrounds. You must camp within the designated campgrounds. The closest to the Tram is picturesque Round Valley. The State Park charges $5.00 per person for camping permits. There is no fee for hiking permits. For information on permits please call (951) 659-2607.

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Guided Nature Walks Palm Springs

Guided Nature Walks

Our guided nature walks are a wonderful way to learn about the natural environment at the top of the Tram. There is no charge for this one-of-a kind experience.

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Cross-Country Skiing Palm Springs

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country ski enthusiasts have found the State Park to be unsurpassed in its challenging terrain. You can bring your own equipment or you can rent skis, boots and poles at the Adventure Center.

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Family Snow Fun Palm Springs

Family Snow Fun

People of all ages can enjoy fun in the snow, and only a few inches of snow are necessary. Sleds and cold weather apparel are available for purchase in our Mountain Gift shop.

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SnowShoeing Palm Springs


For those wanting to take a walk during the winter into the back country, snowshoe rentals are available. Wilderness permits are required for anyone venturing outside of Long Valley, and may be obtained from the Ranger Station in Long Valley.

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 Snow Camping Palm Springs

Snow Camping

For the more adventurous and well-experienced, snow camping offers a special way to spend a winter weekend. Requests for advance permits may be made in person or in writing.

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