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Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

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Recommended Routes in Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument - 11

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Favorite Sunrise and the Salton Sea down the valley
Difficult

Cactus to Clouds: Palm Springs - Mt. San Jacinto

14.4 mi 23.3 km 10,444' Up 3183.21 m Up 172' Down 52.29 m Down

Palm Sp…, CA
Favorite Marion Mountain Trail view
Difficult

San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain

10.7 mi 17.2 km 4,159' Up 1267.69 m Up 4,158' Down 1267.34 m Down

Idyllwi…, CA
Favorite The sun sets over the mountain!
Difficult

San Jacinto Peak Loop

22.5 mi 36.2 km 6,228' Up 1898.26 m Up 6,231' Down 1899.06 m Down

Idyllwi…, CA
Favorite Entering Live Oak Spring area.
Difficult

Gold Shot Stamp Mill Out and Back

15.7 mi 25.3 km 2,306' Up 702.93 m Up 2,314' Down 705.32 m Down

Anza, CA
Favorite Approaching the thick brush, stay right!
Difficult

Jack Millers Cabin Via Martinez Canyon

20.7 mi 33.3 km 2,711' Up 826.42 m Up 2,711' Down 826.32 m Down

Vista S…, CA
Favorite Palm Springs Desert.
Intermediate/Difficult

Art Smith Trail to Cathedral Canyon

12.0 mi 19.4 km 2,262' Up 689.58 m Up 2,575' Down 784.74 m Down

Rancho…, CA
Favorite View from the summit of Spitler Peak looking southeast.
Difficult

Spitler Peak Out and Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km 2,577' Up 785.44 m Up 2,577' Down 785.38 m Down

Idyllwild, CA
Favorite Looking back into Palm Springs from Tahquitz Canyon.
Intermediate

Tahquitz Canyon

1.8 mi 2.9 km 316' Up 96.44 m Up 316' Down 96.32 m Down

Palm Sp…, CA
Favorite A view north over the La Quinta Cove with most of the climb completed.  From here, drop down into Guadalupe Creek.
Difficult

La Quinta Cove to Pinyon Pines

14.7 mi 23.6 km 5,350' Up 1630.68 m Up 1,619' Down 493.47 m Down

La Quinta, CA
Favorite View of the Valley
Intermediate

Round Valley Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 788' Up 240.03 m Up 792' Down 241.28 m Down

Palm Sp…, CA
Favorite Looking west over Stone Eagle Golf Club.
Difficult

Art Smith Trail to Hopalong Cassidy Trail

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,530' Up 466.42 m Up 2,340' Down 713.33 m Down

Palm De…, CA

Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Running

  • 414 Miles 666 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 30 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument - 37

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2.5 mi 4.1 km #1Fern Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Cathedral City, CA
Intermediate
Cathedral City, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Jack Millers Cabin Trail
Difficult
La Quinta, CA
Difficult
La Quinta, CA
4.5 mi 7.3 km #3South Lykken Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Palm Springs, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Palm Springs, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #4Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail
Intermediate
Idyllwild, CA
Intermediate
Idyllwild, CA 15 
8.0 mi 12.9 km #5Boo Hoff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
La Quinta, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Quinta, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Devil's Slide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Idyllwild, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Idyllwild, CA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #7South Ridge Trail
Difficult
Idyllwild, CA
Difficult
Idyllwild, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #8Deer Springs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA
4.9 mi 7.8 km #9Willow Creek Trail
Intermediate
Idyllwild, CA
Intermediate
Idyllwild, CA
21.0 mi 33.7 km #10Cactus Spring Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Rancho Mirage, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Rancho Mirage, CA

Photos of Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument - 149

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View from the summit of Spitler Peak looking southeast.
Feb 5, 2019 near Idyllwild, CA
Palm Springs under a firey sunrise.
Dec 4, 2015 near Palm Sp…, CA
Sunrise and the Salton Sea down the valley
Dec 4, 2015 near Palm Sp…, CA
amazing view from trail
Feb 12, 2018 near Palm Sp…, CA
Snow in the desert.
Jan 17, 2016 near Cathedr…, CA
Palm Springs.
Jan 17, 2016 near Rancho…, CA
Palm Springs Desert.
Jan 17, 2016 near Rancho…, CA
Palm Springs.
Jan 17, 2016 near Cathedr…, CA