San Jacinto Valley Welcomes You!
The San Jacinto Valley is located in south western Riverside County, in Southern California. The valley is located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in the east and Santa Rosa Hills to the south with the San Gorgonio Pass to the north. It is home to two cities; San Jacinto and Hemet. The combined population of the area is over 100,000 permanent residents and in the winter, thousands of “Snowbirds” come here to enjoy the warm winter weather and the central Southern California location.
Why Visit the San Jacinto Valley?
The San Jacinto Valley is a well known tourist destination primarily due to the outstanding recreation found here. World class hiking, biking, and paragliding are a few of the outdoor amenities. It is also known as the home of the world famous story and play “Ramona.” Ramona was written after author Helen Hunt Jackson visited the area in the 1880s and the play is the official outdoor play for the state of California and Ramona is also the longest running outdoor play in the United States. The San Jacinto Valley is rich in both Native American and Hispanic culture. Visitors will find a variety of lakes, museums and other points of interest in the valley. In addition to tourism and world class recreation, the valley is known for being an area of agriculture.