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San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail

Distance:
11.0 Miles / 17.7 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Time to Hike:
5 hours, ~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Town:
Riverside County, California
Directions:
33.79278, -116.732516
Added:
August 23, 2017
Updated:
February 06, 2020
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4,340 '

Total Change
4,670 '

Ascent
4,670 '

Descent

San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail at Mount San Jacinto State Park in Riverside County, California is a strenuous 11-mile out-and-back day hike with elevation gain and loss of over 4,400-feet and stunning views at the summit.

The hike starts out at the Marion Mountain Trail trailhead which is located at the back of the cul-de-sac at Marion Mountain Campground. Please note that due to the elevation gain/loss and difficulty rating, only experienced hikers should attempt this trek.

Mile 0 to 2.2: Hike along the Marion Mountain Trail, through various woodlands while continuing to hike uphill towards the next trail junction at mile 2.2.

Mile 2.2: Around mile 2.2, you'll come across a trail junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the Seven Pines Trail. Continue straight, heading east, and follow the PCT for another 0.6-miles to the Deer Spring Trail. This section of the Pacific Crest Trail also passes the Deer Spring campsite.

Mile 2.8: Around mile 2.8 you'll come across another trail junction with the Deer Spring Trail - take a right-hand turn and follow the Deer Spring Trail for the remainder of the hike to San Jacinto Peak, which is roughly 2.7-miles from this junction.

Mile 5.5: After hiking 5.5 miles from the Marion Mountain Trail trailhead, you'll reach San Jacinto Peak.

Camping: Please note that camping is not permitted along the trail, but you can make a reservation to camp literally at the trailhead at the Marion Mountain Campground or down the street at the Fern Basin Campground.

Parking: Parking can be found at the Marion Mountain Campground along Marion Mountain Road.

Pets: Dogs are not allowed on this trail.

  1. Parking

    33.79278, -116.732516
  2. Main Trailhead

    33.79217, -116.73225
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Season

Spring

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11.0 miles / 17.7 km
Trail added
August 23, 2017
Hiked on
August 23, 2017
Updated on
February 06, 2020

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