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Mount San Jacinto

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Mount San Jacinto State Park is in the San Jacinto Mountains, of the Peninsular Ranges system, in Riverside County, California, United States. A majority of the park is within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The park is near the Greater Los Angeles and the San Diego metropolitan area.

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https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=636 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_San_Jacinto_State_Park Mount San Jacinto State Park is in the San Jacinto Mountains, of the Peninsular Ranges system, in Riverside County, California, United States. A majority of the park is within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The park is near the Greater Los Angeles and the San Diego metropolitan area.
Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Our Mission The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. John Muir once remarked that the view from Mount San Jacinto “was the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth.” California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (951) 659-2607. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov Mount San Jacinto State Park 25905 Highway 243 (mail: P.O. Box 308) Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 659-2607 www.parks.ca.gov/msjsp © 2002 California State Parks (Rev. 2016) W hen you enter Mount San Jacinto State Park, you come into the heart of the wilderness, high in the San Jacinto Mountains. This 14,000-acre park can be reached via Highway 243 from Idyllwild or by tram from Palm Springs. Granite peaks, sub-alpine forests, and mountain meadows offer the best opportunity to enjoy a primitive high-country experience south of the Sierra Nevada range. San Jacinto Peak — a giant, often snowcapped crag marked by great upthrusts of weathered granite — rises almost 11,000 feet above sea level. The highest peak in the San Jacinto Range and in the California State Park System is also the second-highest point in southern California. Several other peaks within the park exceed 10,000 feet in elevation. Much of the rest of the park, standing at more than 6,000 feet, is cool and comfortable in the summer. Expect summertime highs in the mid-70s with some hot spells reaching the low 90s. Evening temperatures generally fall into the mid-50s. Winter is cold, with sudden snowfalls and temperatures dropping near zero at times. From the Tramway Mountain Station, you can see the greens of Palm Springs golf courses, the irrigated agricultural areas in the Coachella Valley, and the windmill farm. The vistas from the park sweep into the desert for more than a hundred miles, extending southeast to the Salton Sea and beyond into the Imperial Valley. The northeast face of the San Jacinto Range plunges down 9,000 feet in less than After a lift of nearly 6,000 feet, visitors find themselves in a world quite different from the valley below. A range of hiking trails beckons those who are prepared to explore forests interspersed by small meadows. four miles — among the steepest and most spectacular escarpments in North America. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, one of the world’s largest and longest single-lift passenger tramways, carries passengers 2.5 miles from the Valley Station in Chino Canyon to the Mountain Station, on the edge of the Mount San Jacinto State Wilderness. PARK history The Cahuilla, native Californians, used the area for seasonal hunting. They traversed its wooded canyons and protected valleys, gathering food and other resources. Their trails still cross the mountain, and several bedrock mortars can be seen in or near the park. The mortars date back hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, giving evidence of long-term human habitation. European settlers at first used the high country much as the native people had, hunting the abundant deer. View of San Jacinto Range from San Gorgonio Pass Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Later, loggers began to harvest the hillsides of pine while domestic sheep and cattle grazed the fragile mountain meadows. In 1897 President Grover Cleveland created the San Jacinto Forest Reserve to help contain and control these practices. The Reserve became the San Jacinto Ranger District of San Bernardino National Forest in 1930. When the California State Park System was established in 1927, a state park at San Jacinto became a priority. The first 12,695 acres for the park were deeded to the California State Park Commission in 1933 and were opened to the public in 1937. The aerial tramway was authorized by California’s Legislature in 1945 and completed in 1963. Visitors to the park can now take a 15-minute tram ride and experience a series of biotic communities; they range from desert scrub at the Valley Station to a mixed conifer forest dotted with wildflowers at the Mountain Station. From Idyllwild, trails of varying difficulty travel through conifer forests, past lush meadows, and across rocky outcrops into San Jacinto’s high country wilderness. The park became part of the 280,071acre Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument in October of 2000. The park’s Park Rustic Historic District has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. NATURAL History Similar to the Sie
Parque Estatal de Vida Silvestre Mount San Jacinto Nuestra Misión La misión de California State Parks es proporcionar apoyo para la salud, la inspiración y la educación de los ciudadanos de California al ayudar a preservar la extraordinaria diversidad biológica del estado, proteger sus más valiosos recursos naturales y culturales, y crear oportunidades para la recreación al aire libre de alta calidad. John Muir una vez señaló que la vista desde el Monte San Jacinto “era el espectáculo más sublime que se podría encontrar en esta tierra”. California State Parks apoya la igualdad de acceso. Antes de llegar, los visitantes con discapacidades que necesiten asistencia deben comunicarse con el parque llamando al (951) 659-2607. Si necesita esta publicación en un formato alternativo, comuníquese con interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 Para obtener más información, llame al: (800) 777-0369 o (916) 653-6995, fuera de los EE. UU. o 711, servicio de teléfono de texto. www.parks.ca.gov Mount San Jacinto State Park 25905 Highway 243 (correo: P.O. Box 308) Idyllwild, CA 92549 (951) 659-2607 www.parks.ca.gov/msjsp © 2002 California State Parks (Rev. 2016) C uando entra al Parque Estatal Monte San Jacinto, usted entra al corazón de la vida silvestre en lo alto de las Montañas San Jacinto. A este parque de 14,000 acres se puede llegar por la Autopista 243 desde Idyllwild o por tranvía desde Palm Springs. Picos de granito, bosques subalpinos y prados montañosos ofrecen la mejor oportunidad para disfrutar de una experiencia campestre de tierras altas al sur de la cordillera de la Sierra Nevada. El Pico San Jacinto — un risco gigante, a menudo cubierto de nieve, marcado por sus ascensos de granito degastado — se eleva casi 11,000 pies sobre el nivel del mar. El pico más alto de la Cordillera San Jacinto y el Sistema de Parques Estatales de California también es el segundo punto más alto del sur de California. Muchos otros picos dentro del parque sobrepasan los 10,000 pies de elevación. Gran parte del resto del parque, con alturas de más de 6,000 pies, es fresca y cómoda en el verano. Espere temperaturas máximas de alrededor de 75 grados en verano con algunos periodos calurosos cerca de los 90 grados. Las temperaturas en la noche caen generalmente a alrededor de 55 grados. El invierno es frío, con nevadas repentinas y temperaturas que a veces caen a casi cero grados. Desde la Estación de Tranvía de Montaña, usted puede ver el verdor de los campos de golf de Palm Springs, las áreas agrícolas regadas en Coachella Valley y el parque eólico. Las vistas desde el parque se extienden al desierto por más de cien millas, llegando al sureste del Mar Salton y más allá, hacia Imperial Valley. La cara noreste de la Cordillera San Jacinto cae más de 9,000 pies en menos de cuatro millas, está entre los acantilados más escarpados y espectaculares de América del Norte. El tranvía aéreo de Palm Springs, uno de los tranvías más grandes y largos de pasajeros individuales, lleva a los pasajeros 2.5 millas desde la Estación del Valle en Chino Canyon hasta la Estación de la Montaña, en el borde del Parque Estatal de Vida Silvestre Monte San Jacinto Después de subir casi 6,000 pies, los visitantes se encuentran en un mundo bastante diferente del valle de abajo. Una serie de senderos de excursión invita a aquellos que están preparados para explorar los bosques esparcidos en las pequeñas praderas. HISTORIA DEL PARQUE Los Cahuilla, californianos nativos, usaban el área para la cacería por temporada. Atravesaban los cañones boscosos y los valles protegidos recolectando alimentos y otros Vista de la Cordillera de San Jacinto desde el Paso San Gorgonio Tranvía aéreo de Palm Springs recursos. Sus senderos todavía atraviesan la montaña, y muchos morteros de lecho de roca se pueden ver en el parque o cerca de este. Los morteros se remontan a cientos o tal vez miles de años, lo cual evidencia la presencia humana a largo plazo. Los colonos europeos al comienzo usaron las tierras altas como los nativos lo habían hecho, para cazar los abundantes ciervos. Más adelante, los leñadores comenzaron a cosechar las laderas de pinos mientras que las ovejas y reses domésticas pastaban los prados montañosos y frágiles. En 1897, el presidente Grover Cleveland creó la Reserva Forestal San Jacinto para ayudar a contener y controlar estas prácticas. La reserva pasó a ser el Distrito de Guardabosques de San Jacinto del Bosque Nacional San Bernardino en 1930. Cuando se estableció el Sistema de Parques Estatales de California en 1927, un parque estatal de San Jacinto pasó a ser una prioridad. Los primeros 12,695 acres para el parque fueron cedidos a la Comisión de Parques Estatales de California en 1933 y fueron abiertos al público en 1937. El tranvía aéreo fue autorizado por la Legislatura de California en 1945 y fue completado en 1963. Los visitantes del parque ahora pueden tomar un paseo de 15 minutos en tranvía y ex
Mount San Jacinto State Park 25905 Highway 243 • Idyllwild, CA 92549 • (951) 659-2607 The deeply weathered summit of Mount San Jacinto stands 10,834 feet above sea level; it is the second highest mountain range in southern California. The mountain’s magnificent granite peaks, subalpine forests, and fern-bordered mountain meadows offer a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy a scenic, high-country wilderness area. The park offers two drive-in campgrounds near the town of Idyllwild. Most of the park is a designated wilderness area enjoyed by hikers and backpackers. CHECK-IN TIME is 2 p.m. Check-out time is noon. RE-REGISTRATION: Campers without reservations who wish to re-register for another night must contact the entrance station before 9 a.m. on the morning they are due out. Site availability is not assured. CAMPSITES: Only eight people are allowed in any one site at any given time. Campers are not allowed to congregate due to noise restrictions (see “NOISE” below). VEHICLES: Vehicles are restricted to roads and designated parking areas. The maximum speed limit is 15 mph. When pedestrians, bicyclists and children are present, even 15 mph might be too fast. Use good judgment. All vehicles and drivers must be licensed. NOISE: Radios and other sound-producing devices must not be audible beyond your immediate campsite, regardless of the time of day or night. QUIET HOURS are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone, please do not disturb other campers, regardless of the time of day or night. Generators may only be operated between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. FIRES are only allowed in the provided fire rings. Gathering of any dead or living wood, pinecones or needles for use in a fire is strictly prohibited. DOGS must be on a six-foot leash at all times and inside a vehicle or tent at night. FIREWORKS are prohibited in all state parks. GARBAGE: Please do not litter. Dispose of all trash in appropriate receptacles. Leave your campsite clean for the next campers. FIREARMS, pellet guns, B.B. guns, bows and arrows, sling shots, etc. are prohibited. BICYCLES may be ridden only on pavement. Riders under 18 years of age are required to wear a helmet. TO PROTECT RESOURCES, please do not pick vegetation. All plants and wildlife are protected for enjoyment through observation. Wilderness Hikes (Approximate one-way mileage) • Deer Springs to Suicide Rock 3.3 mi. 1,700’ elevation gain, moderate day hike. Trail starts across from visitor center. View of Idyllwild and the valleys below from Suicide Rock. No running water. • Devil’s Slide to San Jacinto Peak 8.1 mi. 4,400’ elevation gain, strenuous day hike. Leaving from Humber Park, it is almost eight miles to the highest point in the San Jacinto Mountains. WILDERNESS PERMITS ARE REQUIRED. CONTACT OFFICE. RV DUMPING: Do not drain black or gray water from recreational vehicles onto the ground. Discover the many states of California.TM CAMPING RESERVATIONS: You may make camping reservations by calling (800) 444-7275 (TTY 800-274-7275). To make online reservations, visit our website at www.parks.ca.gov. ALTERNATE FORMAT: If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. 20 19 18 22 17 15 9 31 4 2 CH 23 Maps not to scale. 24 25 26 Large Tent/Small Trailer 29 nature trail 44 47 32 33 30 34 43 42 41 40 38 1 35 36 nature trail 9 7 10 12 14 46 © 2009 California State Parks 28 Regular: $25 Tents Only 45 31 Restrooms 11 16 48 50 27 Electricity Only: $35 RV/Motorhome 18 49 Full Hookup: $45 Picnic Area 17 19 21 Parking Water Faucets Stone Creek Campground 20 Sites with Electricity Only: 4, 5, 6, 28 Showers tur eT rail 29 22 To Hwy 243 Park Office 5 3 1 tur eT rail 7 6 30 wagon Hike and Bike Campsite 8 28 Sites with Full Hookup: 1, 2, 26 Camp Host Campfire Center 12 32 27 26 Na CH 33 25 24 LEGEND Accessible Feature 16 23 ail 11 10 13 14 re T r Na 21 Natu Idyllwild Campground Mount San Jacinto State Park 37 39 8 6 5 4 2 3 CH To Hwy 243 Park Camping Park Activities • 31 developed sites at Idyllwild, 1 hike/bike site, 1 accessible site. • 48 primitive (no showers, vault toilets) sites at Stone Creek • Reservations recommended • Open year-round, snow chains recommended in winter • Trailer limit to 24 feet. • Hiking, access to 54 miles of wilderness trail. Permit required. • Picnicking/day use • Interpretive programs: campfires, nature walks, Junior Ranger programs • Fishing at nearby lakes • Winter snow activities • Bird watching • Book sales © 2009 California State Parks (Rev. 2015) Wilderness Area • Nature walks at Long Valley • Campfire program at Round Valley • Visitor center • Palm Springs Aerial Tram provides east entrance with fee • Idyllwild hiking trails provide west access. • Cross-country skiing, and winter snow camping Wilderness Camps • 4 hike-in campgrounds: Round Valley, 28 sites; Tamarack Valley, 12; Li

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