Brendan Francis
Brendan F

MT. SAN JACINTO ADVENTURE - SOCAL'S 2ND HIGHEST PEAK

Hiking · Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA, United States
  • 2 days
  • 2 - 4 people
  • Difficult
$125Per Person
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The 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 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. The 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. This is a 2-day/1-night hiking and camping trip. The hike starts at around 6,000 ft. above sea level and we will summit at 10,834 ft. The campsite will be at 9,700 ft. so be advised that altitude sickness is a risk. The trailhead is about a 2 1/4 hour drive from Downtown San Diego in Idyllwild, CA. We will leave early as it will be a long first day. We will hike to camp (approx 5-6 hours), make camp and relax for the evening. We will wake up early the 2nd day, summit, and then head back to our vehicle for the ride back to San Diego. Temperatures are cool even in summer up top so bring long underwear and warm clothing to change into. Please contact me for a list of items you may want to bring.
Available for start dates on Saturdays and Sundays (returning Sunday or Monday respectively). Trip available from April thru October
As a resident of San Diego County for 12+ years and an avid hiker, I am very familiar with the terrain and dozens of hikes in the area.
  • Transportation to trailhead from Downtown San Diego
  • Guided hike
  • Transportation from end of hike to Downtown San Diego
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Purifier
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Water
  • Food
  • Hiking or Camping equipment including but not limited to:
  • Rain gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent
  • Water bottles
  • Camelbaks
  • Camp Stove
  • Fuel
  • Flashlights
Please contact me with any questions pertaining to the hike. Single day summit trips also available (no camping).
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Downtown San Diego - Union Station
  • Day 1
    Pick up from Union Station in Downtown San Diego (or pre-arranged location) at 5:00 am and depart for trailhead in Idyllwild, CA. Hike approximately 8 miles to camp (4-5 hours), stopping along the way to enjoy the forest and views. Set up camp at 9,700 ft. above sea level and enjoy the wilderness for the evening.
  • Day 2
    Wake up at 5:30am and begin the approximately 2 mile hike to the summit. Return to camp for breakfast, pack up, and then head down the mountain to the trailhead. Drive back to San Diego and say our farewells.
  • Mt. San Jacinto Adventure - SoCal's 2nd Highest Peak
  • Mt. San Jacinto Adventure - SoCal's 2nd Highest Peak
  • Mt. San Jacinto Adventure - SoCal's 2nd Highest Peak
  • Mt. San Jacinto Adventure - SoCal's 2nd Highest Peak
  • Mt. San Jacinto Adventure - SoCal's 2nd Highest Peak
  • Mt. San Jacinto Adventure - SoCal's 2nd Highest Peak

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$125
Per Person
Request to book