San Jacinto wilderness area is located eight thousand feet above the desert floor near Plam Springs California. The best way to access wilderness is by taking the hair raising tram ride from the valley floor. The change in climate from the desert floor to the wooded wilderness is truely wonderous. The wilderness has a wealth of hiking trails and beautiful mountain vistas. In addition, the views of the desert floor are spectacular. When you want to escape the desert heat this wilderness location is the answer.