If Round Valley’s full or you’re not quite ready to set down your pack, head 20 feet up the hill and sleepover at Tamarack Valley Group Campground. Grab one of the 12 spots and plan a hike up Cornell Peak the following morning! 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
12 sites
Up to 15 guests per site
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Kristine S.
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August 5th, 2017

We had a wonderful two nights backpack camping here in late May 2017. Temps ranged from 75 deg daytime to 50 at night. Running stream for filtered water, pit toilets, and plenty of space and privacy for each campsite. You can hike 4-5 peaks including San Jacinto at 10,800 ft over the two days. Take the PS tram to the top and enjoy your hike!

Cloud hat over San GorgonioStill cold at night in late MayThe view of the desert floor from Cornell PeakEmergency shelter hut at the peak
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April 15th, 2018
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August 5th, 2017
Mount San Jacinto State Park
United States
Phone Number
(951) 659-2607
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33.811° N, 116.653° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 12 Sites
(Up to 15 people per site)