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San Jacinto Peak via Deer Springs Trail and Marion Mountain Trail

20 reviews #13 hike out of 44 in
5.6 mi
Distance
2 hrs 10 min
Time
terrain
4,213 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail is tough hike. Trail surface is very uneven and full of rocks.
There are lots of shades. Round Valley Campsite @ 9720 ft elevation. It has a creek with cold crystal clear water which has no faint odor.
Moderate /Steep climb from trailhead into the first 3 miles.
There are ample of parking right next to trailhead entrance

Listed as 5.6 miles but Gaia GPS said 7.8 miles.
There are plenty of water but need to bring water filter. Bring trekking poles for the descend.

Getting Started

Park across from the water tower. The trailhead starts right there. If you are camping at the Marion Mountain campground, there is also a trailhead there that will connect to the main.



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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Stunning views on the peak,not a difficult hike and well worth it,highly recommended. Happy Hiking
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    1 year, 12 months ago
    San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail is tough hike. Trail surface is very uneven and full of rocks. There are lots of shades. Steep climb from trailhead into the first 3 miles. Listed as 5.6 miles but Gaia GPS said 7.8 miles. One can filter water @ Round Valley Campsite (9720 feet elev) . Bring trekking poles for the descend.
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    2 years ago
    Great hike. Lots of shade throughout. The hike itself is definitely not as hard as the reviews claim it to be. I would do this one a few more times.
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    2 years, 9 months ago
    Excellent hide, first bit (up to PCT) is quite difficult, be careful not to go off trail as I did.
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lmoreno2442 2 years ago
Marion Mountain Campground to Deer Springs Camp, Riverside County, CA, USA
Yikes this trail starts off steep from the get go! We took a wrong turn from the beginning so follow signs and will be good. The trail is definitely tough terrain. There are lots of rocks, boulders and even some trees that you have to maneuver over and around. Once you get to the top it was all worth it. The trail is shaded so that helps with the heat. It was beautiful at the top! So worth it!!
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googley90039 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Mount San Jacinto via Marion Mountain Trail
Temp was 45F at 8am and there was only one other couple on the trail on a Saturday. No toilets at trailhead. A good portion of the trail was covered in snow, making it impossible to see the trail and slowing down the journey. Micro spikes helped a lot and my knees wished I had hiking poles for the decent.
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yyu6788 3 years ago
San Jacinto from Marion trail (8/4/19, 6:32:41AM)
Very hard hike. Took me 10 hours to complete. Have lots of training to do
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Harper 6 years, 2 months ago
Marion Mountain-San Jacinto round trip
Trip from Marion Mountain Campground to San Jacinto Peak
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