Mount San Jacinto State Park

Mount San Jacinto State Park
Rock formation and trees seen from Round Valley trail in winter

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 Mount San Jacinto State Park encompasses the weathered granite summit of Mount San Jacinto, which at 10,834 feet (3,302 m) above sea level makes this the second highest peak and mountain range in Southern California. It is accessible by the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and lies on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Newton B. Drury Peak within Mount San Jacinto State Park is named after the fourth director of the U.S. National Park Service, who was also a long-term leader of the Save-the-Redwoods League.

Proposed for closure

Mount San Jacinto State Park was one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program.[1] The ongoing California State budget crisis continues to have the state park systems funding, operations, and closures in discussion by the 2011 legislature and new Governor Jerry Brown administration.

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Coordinates: 33°48′N 116°40′W / 33.8°N 116.667°W / 33.8; -116.667

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