The San Jacinto Mountains define the western skyline of the northern communities in Coachella Valley. The mount’s namesake is Hyacinth of Caesarea (San Jacinto in Spanish). This 12 year old boy was martyred by the Romans for his faith in 108 AD. The range is part of “The Four Saints.” They are California mountains over 10,000 feet named after saints. At 10,834 feet, Mount San Jacinto is also the sixth tallest peak in the lower 48 states. Two other ranges defining the valley are the Santa Ross Mountains and the Little San Bernardino Mountains.