Hiker at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


Ride Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Access Amazing Hiking

Why do hikers, boulderers, and outdoor enthusiasts love the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway? Because it quickly elevates them to the best terrain for alpine adventure! Get to the good stuff fast, with the world’s largest rotating tram swiftly whisking you to 8,516 feet and a wilderness world away in Mount San Jacinto State Park. At the top, have your pick of over 50 miles of trails, with plenty of boulders too. Summer temperatures are typically 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor, making for ideal hiking conditions.

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Board the tram at the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 feet) and marvel at the dramatic Chino Canyon scenery en route to the heart of Mount San Jacinto State Park. It takes about 10 minutes, passing through five climate zones, and featuring stellar views of Palm Springs and beyond.

At the top, have your pick of over 50 miles of trails for all skill levels. Goodbye palm trees, hello soaring Jeffrey pines!

The Desert Valley Trail is a short 1.5-mile loop, but it packs in an incredible five viewpoints! If peak-bagging is more your form, head for San Jacinto Peak, the second highest point in Southern California. Colossal vistas stretch from the Salton Sea to Mt. San Gorgonio.

There’s hike-in camping here, too! Round Valley campground is just a 2-mile hike away, with 22 glorious camp sites waiting in a lush meadow.

But it’s not all roughing it! Fine dining is to be found here, too. You can literally whisk that special someone away with the Palm Springs Ariel Tramway. Enjoy fine dining at Peaks Restaurant, delicious drinks at the aptly named Lookout Lounge, and casual food at the Pines Café.

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