Mount San Jacinto State Park is in the San Jacinto Mountains, of the Peninsular Ranges system, in Riverside County, California. The park is close to both Greater Los Angeles and the San Diego metropolitan area.
The deeply weathered summit of Mount San Jacinto stands 10,834 feet above sea level, and is the second highest mountain range in Southern California. No more than a two hour drive from either Los Angeles or San Diego, 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.
Mount San Jacinto State 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.
Things To Do:
- Horseback Riding
- Bike Trails
- Family Campsites
- Hike or Bike Campsites
- Nature Trails
- Horseback Trails
- Campers (Max. Length)
- Picnic Areas
- Reservations Recommended
Idyllwild: Open year-round
Stone Creek: Open mid-May through mid-September
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Phone Park for More Information: 951-659-2607
From Riverside, take Interstate 10 East to Hwy 243 South to the park. From San Diego, take Interstate 15 North to 215 North, exit Hwy 74 east to Hwy 243 north to the park.