Marion Mountain Trail 2E14

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Heavily forested, this strenuous trail is the shortest route 5.6 miles to San Jacinto Peak, with an elevation gain of 4500 feet. The trail begins from the road leading to, and shortly before, Marion Mountain Campground. The trail climbs the northwest flank of Marion Ridge offering far reaching vistas. Beginning elevation is 6480 ft., with an elevation change of 2300 ft. to the junction of Deer Springs Trail. This trail enters San Jacinto Wilderness, and San Jacinto State Park Wilderness.  Wilderness Permits are required in the State Park Wilderness.  No dogs allowed.

At a Glance

Fees No Adventure Pass required at trailhead.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit is required in the State Park Wilderness.  Permits are self-serve at the Ranger Stations in Idyllwild. 
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Group size is limited to 12 people.
  • No campfires allowed.  Portable gas stoves are allowed.
  • Camp on a durable surface at least 200 feet away from other people, trails, meadows, and water sources.
  • Pack out what you pack in.  Leave no Trace!
  • Dogs are prohibited in the State Park Wilderness, check your map for boundaries.
Closest Towns: Idyllwild, Pine Cove
Water: seasonal creek
Restroom: No
Information Center: Forest Service, Idyllwild Ranger Station (909) 382-2921 or Mt. San Jacinto State Park Ranger Station (951) 659-2607.

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