Mountain Center

There are plenty of parks, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities within the area to keep residents busy.

Welcome to Mountain Center

A mountain area that offers outdoor activities and a relaxed lifestyle
Mountain Center is located in the San Jacinto Mountains in California. The beautiful natural surroundings add to the charm of the area. The cities close by house lush wineries and great schools are located. The area is also a short distance from large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego for accessible vacations or weekend getaways. 
There are plenty of parks, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities within the area to keep residents busy. Surrounded by mountains, this natural setting gives residents a peaceful and relaxing escape from the busy, hectic life you get in the city.

What to Love

  • Gorgeous Mountain Views 
  • Breathtaking Nature 
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Close Proximity To Large Cities

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle of Mountain Center is a suburban one. There are dining establishments, local parks, hiking trails, and campgrounds to keep residents entertained no matter the time of year. The laid-back lifestyle is perfect for those who are looking for rest, relaxation, and breathtaking mountain views. There are tons of outdoor activities because of the nature that surrounds it. 
While real estate ranges in price and size, there are many large estates, plots of land, and houses to be found. Luxury is truly something you will find in the houses here, with plenty of space to create and mold your ideal home. This is an ideal setting for families looking for space for kids to roam and play.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Paradise Valley Cafe prides itself on great food with friendly service. They serve traditional American-style diner food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant has a dog-friendly patio and is also available for private events. Another great American-style restaurant is Mountain Center Fork, and Spoon which is dedicated to supplying great food and quality service. From their delicious burgers, sandwiches, and various breakfast options, you’ll leave full and satisfied. Their outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying your meal amidst the gorgeous natural surroundings. 
In addition to these, the close by neighboring cities have plenty of other restaurants and shopping ventures to meet every need you could have.

Things To Do

Hurkey Creek Park is a fantastic park with plenty for the whole family to do. Whether you want to hike through the beautiful nature and gardens, take the kids to the playground and playspaces, or spend a weekend camping out under the stars. The Living Free Animal Sanctuary is more than just a place for rescued animals. In addition, they also house various animals on their property to assist veterans as they adjust to civilian life. You can tour the facilities and meet some of the animals who reside there. The Lake Hemet Campground is surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains giving visitors a truly breathtaking experience. The area offers hiking trails, playgrounds, fishing, and other water activities. There is a rental area where you can rent a boat, kayak, and other items. If you have a pair of binoculars, you might even catch sight of some bald eagles soaring through the mountains. 
There are tons of hiking trails ranging in difficulty, each offering beautiful sights in the natural surroundings. Some of the more popular hiking trails are Dunn Road which spans 15.55 miles, Cactus Spring Trail which spans 31.73 miles, and Horsethief Creek, which spans 5.08 miles. Any of these will be worth your while to get in some exercise and take in the fantastic views.


While Mountain Center itself doesn’t have any schools to speak of, the surrounding cities like Hemet and Idyllwild have plenty of excellent options.
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