PS - Hike: S. Lykken Trail shuttle hike

  • Thu, February 02, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Palm Springs

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This hike offers some of the best 180-degree views of the Palm Springs area. A highlight of the trail is a viewpoint high above Tahquitz Canyon with a view of the falls. We will hike to the picnic tables at the top and continue south to the trailhead on South Palm Canyon Dr. The trail climbs in a series of switchbacks and traverses, and bighorn sheep are frequently seen along this trail. Bring a lunch or snacks to enjoy at the tables at the crest as we relax before the trip down. 

  • Trail Length: 4.9 miles
  • Hike Time: 3 hours
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1200 ft.
  • Trail Route: One-way shuttle hike from north to south
  • Terrain: Established trail
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate plus: The terrain will involve a steep incline at the start and decline at end.  
  • 9:00 am - Meet near the trailhead (map click here) at the west end of Mesquite Ave. at Belardo in Palm Springs. There is no parking at the trailhead, but plenty of parking on Mesquite, about a block from the trailhead. Turn off S. Palm Canyon Drive to the west for several blocks and you will see the hike leader parked on Mesquite. 

Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks, sun protection, layered clothing. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Hiking poles may be helpful.

Contact Hike Leader: Doug Wylie  Email click here

Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  

Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.


Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike. 


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