Mount San Jacinto Peak – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

San Jacinto Mountain, Mount San Jacinto Peak photo

Mount San Jacinto Peak

Photo credit: bonnie adkins

San Jacinto as seen from Jean Peak, Mount San Jacinto Peak photo

Mount San Jacinto Peak

Photo credit: Chris Waldheim

  • Elevation: 3293 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Palm Springs

Mount San Jacinto Peak Climbing Notes

Danielle from UNITED STATES writes:

We hiked to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto on the main trail from the tram on Sunday, December 14. Snow the entire way, so micro spikes were necessary. Spend the $65! On the rebound to the tram, the snow had some what softened, but the trail is not recommended in plain sneakers. Hiking boots (and now because of snow, with spikes) will get you there. The temperature was approximately 25 degrees at the top, sunny and clear. We started our hike at 9:00 am and reached the summit at 12:00 noon. It took us 2.15 to get down. A few people had already hiked the trail since the snow storm, so it was easy to find our way to the top. Approximately 1 foot of snow at the top and 2 inches at the beginning. This is a moderate hike and very doable for people in shape and used to altitude. It has less altitude gain than Whitney, versus distance. Beautiful Vistas!!!


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10 other mountain peaks closest to Mount San Jacinto Peak:

1. Jean Peak (3252 m) 1.9 km
2. Ranger Peak (California) (1549 m) 14.0 km
3. San Gorgonio (3505 m) 34.7 km
4. Jepson Peak (3415 m) 35.6 km
5. Eureka Peak (California) (1681 m) 38.8 km
6. Anderson Peak (San Bernardino Mountains) (3304 m) 39.8 km
7. Toro Peak (2657 m) 40.0 km
8. Quail Mountain (California) (1772 m) 45.7 km
9. Palomar Mountain (1872 m) 52.3 km
10. Malapai Hill (1304 m) 56.3 km