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    Palm Springs Museum and North Lykken Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    2.5-4h
    Distance
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    6.9 km
    Elevation
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    532 m
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    Palm Springs Museum and North Lykken Trail

    Looking for a quick leg burn? Lace up your hiking boots and set foot on the incredible Palm Springs Museum and North Lykken Trail that elevates your heart rate and winds to unreal views of the valley sprawled below. Aim to go early in the morning to beat the afternoon heat!

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    Route Description for Palm Springs Museum and North Lykken Trail

    The Palm Springs Museum and North Lykken Trail is a fun, moderately challenging hike in Palm Springs, California. Setting out from the museum, you’ll meander through private property, but don’t worry; the owners and local officials have worked together to create an accessible path for the public. However, it’s essential to stay on the designated track; veering off will result in you trespassing on private property and potentially ruining this hike for others.

    Some side trails may cause confusion. Therefore, it’s a good idea to download a GPS before heading out. The initial section might be technical and tricky to navigate, so be prepared for a heart burner and to be extra cautious. But you can expect to reach rewarding views of the valley backed by a picturesque mountainscape!

    Some hikers prefer to loop back to the museum along the street instead of turning around and returning the way they came once they've reached the end.

    Getting to the Palm Springs Museum and North Lykken Trail Trailhead

    The Palm Springs Museum and North Lykken Trail starts just above the Palm Springs Museum at the Skyline Trail trailhead.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      October-May

    • Pets allowed

      No

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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