Description

As you ascend San Jacinto, your second to last hike-in camping option is Little Round Valley. Perched at 9700 elevation, Little Round Valley offers 6 sites and the definite potential of snow.

Plan accordingly with layered gear. Enjoy the lightness of thin air, endurance trekking, and the satisfying feeling of accomplishment. Day use wilderness permits are free and are available at the State Park Headquarters in Idyllwild or at the Long Valley Ranger Station. Overnight permits can be applied by mail 1-8 weeks in advance.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
6 sites
Up to 15 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Hiking

When you imagine the second highest mountain range in Southern California, imagine hikes that double as your quadricep boot cam...Read more

Climbing

Legendary naturalist, John Muir, said that mountain parks are fountains of life (and he was most definitely a fan of Mount San...Read more

Snow sports

In the winter, Mount San Jacinto’s summer climbing action shapeshifts into the lateral movements of snowshoe and cross country ...Read more

Wildlife watching

As you climb in elevation from the cozy perch of a tram car , put your binoculars away. You won’t need to magnify the soaring ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Little Round Valley Campground.

Forest
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Marcel G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 18th, 2018

Yes, I went by myself on July 21 and it was so hard I had to make a 2 day trip a 3 day to rest in between...whew! I wrote a review with pics. haven't seen it posted yet.

Between Wellman's Divide and the Peak trail about half way up there is a flat area at 9,450ft. I think this would make a great half way point to camp. But the park doesn't see it that way ;-(My shot at the Peak trail X-ing. I got Cell phone signal, Yay!Sign at Peak trail, only 0.3mi to the top!Need an extra day to recover from the climb in... someone called my boss to tell them I wouldn't be in on Monday, ughh.
Hipcamper Dave M.
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August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Marcel G.
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August 18th, 2018
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September 28th, 2018
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December 17th, 2017
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November 19th, 2017
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August 1st, 2017
Hipcamper Dan O.
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April 8th, 2017
Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(951) 659-2607
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
33.812° N, 116.688° W
$5/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 6 Sites
(Up to 15 people per site)

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