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San Jacinto Peak
Mt San Jacinto from North.jpg

North face
Highest point
Elevation 10,834 ft (3,302 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 8,319 ft (2,536 m) ↓ San Gorgonio Pass[3]
Isolation 20.3 mi (32.7 km) → Bighorn Mountain
Coordinates 33°48′53″N 116°40′46″WCoordinates: 33°48′53″N 116°40′46″W[2]
Translation Saint Hyacinth‘s Peak (Spanish)
San Jacinto Peak is located in California

San Jacinto Peak
San Jacinto Peak
USA California
Location Riverside County, California, U.S.
Parent range San Jacinto Mountains
Topo map USGS San Jacinto Peak
First ascent 1874 by “F. of Riverside”
Easiest route Tramway and trail hike

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Statistics & Facts

The population of San Jacinto is approximately 26,125 (2000), 44199 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,845 (1990), 13152 (2010).

The amount of land area in San Jacinto is 27.43 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Jacinto is 26.81 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.719 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Jacinto to Washington DC is 2357 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 417 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Jacinto is positioned 33.79 degrees north of the equator and 116.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.

San Jacinto elevation is 1,567 feet above sea level.
The San Jacinto city color is Orange and Black.

San Jacinto median income is $30,627 (2000).

The San Jacinto median home price is $110,000 – $180,000.

San Jacinto miscellany.


San Jacinto location: near Hemet, not far from Riverside and Moreno Valley. San Jacinto is 85 miles east of L.A., and 90 miles north of San Diego. Other nearby communities include East Hemet, Valle Vista, Beaumont, Winchester, Homeland, Lakeview and Banning.

Climate & Weather

The weather in San Jacinto is moderate. There are an average 342 days of sunshine each year in this area. Summers are warm and winters are mild.
San Jacinto average annual rainfall is 12.5 inches per year
San Jacinto average temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 45.1 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 80.2 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 52.3 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 61.4 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.2 degrees F.

History & History Related Items

San Jacinto history:

San Jacinto is the oldest incorporated city in Riverside county. The name, San Jacinto, came from Juan Bautista de Anza who came to the valley in 1774 and began his rancho named for St. Hyacinth, or Jacinto, in Spanish. The San Jacinto Rancho was a gigantic Spanish grant which extended from the mountains to Corona. The grant from the Mexican government was to the Don Jose Antonio Estudillo family in 1842. This family remained basically alone in the valley for many years. When others finally starting moving to the area, he sold off portions of his holdings, eventually deciding to begin a town. In 1868, the first school was built. In 1884, the first newspaper in the county, the San Jacinto Register, began to publish issues. In 1888, San Jacinto was incorporated.

San Jacinto high school has been around since 1885. The first campus was located at the school which is now Monte Vista Middle School. The middle school has been changed since the building of the new middle school North Mountain.

For more than 70 years, the Valley has been the home of the Ramona Pageant, an outdoor love story from California’s early days.
The incorporation date of San Jacinto: 1888


San Jacinto attractions:

San Jacinto Municipal Museum
181 East Main St.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-4227
Phone: 951-654-4952

Metropolitan Theatre
1599 S. San Jacinto Ave.
Phone: 951-487-9552

Farmers Corner
2479 S. San Jacinto Ave.
Phone: 951-652-4812

Recreation in the area.

Sobaba Casino
23333 Sobaba Road
San Jacinto, CA
Toll-free: 888-772-7626

San Jacinto is the home of Valley-Wide Regional Park a 36 acre park and recreational facility featuring a 22,000 square foot sports center, lighted tennis courts, ball diamonds, privately operated batting cages, soccer fields, picnic area and play equipment.

The Ramona Pageant, An Early California Love Story, a California tradition since 1923, returns every year in the spring to the Ramona Bowl in the hills above Hemet, California. With a cast of more than 400 actors, singers, dancers and horsemen, the story is told of the timeless love story of Ramona and her Indian hero, Alessandro. All performances at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater begin at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Ramona Bowl Ticket Office or by mail, fax (951) 658-2695 or call our toll-free number (800) 645-4465. Group rates for tickets are avilable. There is a charge for parking. Tickets are also available at ticket master outlets. For more information, please call (951) 658-3111 or (800) 645-4465 or visit the website above.


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