“If you’ve ever lounged poolside in Palm Springs, then you’ve seen Mt. San Jacinto, the 10,834-foot mountain that dominates the city’s western horizon. Mount San Jacinto State Park preserves and manages the mountain and its surrounding granite peaks, subalpine forests, and miles of hiking trails, including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail. The majority of this high-country wilderness area also falls within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

The region south of the park is managed as the San Bernardino National Forest. Open year-round, hiking and camping permits are required in both the State Park and National Forest, and they can be obtained at their ranger stations or via mail…”

[Read the full article at outtraveler.com]