North Lykken Trail to Palm Springs Art Museum

MODERATE 4 reviews

North Lykken Trail to Palm Springs Art Museum is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until March. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.3 miles 1551 feet Out & Back



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers


no dogs

Best to go to Palm Springs Art Museum and park there.

4 months ago

Nice trail and great view of valley. Be aware homeless men hang out on the trail. Would recommend not hiking alone.

9 months ago

Rocky with great views - sometimes hard to find trail on right side loop.

1 year ago

This a great little trail that can be started at the PS Art Museum or at the end of Ramon Rd. As I have gotten older, my knees prefer a steep ascent and a moderate descent, so I start at the PS Art Museum and end at Ramon Road or start at and return to the Ramon Rd. trail head. Great views of the valley and the beautiful desert plant life. Use desert rules, start early, protect yourself from the sun and carry plenty of water.

2 years ago

I usually start at the end of Ramon Rd. First leg is steep, for about 20 minutes. It evens up once you get through that. Nice walk through the mountain with views to Downtown Palm Springs. You then hit another challenging climb, almost as intense as the first one. Once you pass that and continue on the trail you'll come across benches. From here you can hike down and end up at the PS Museum parking lot, OR you can continue on the same trail heading north descending into the Las Palmas neighborhood (near Alejo Rd behind Koffi). I prefer coming down into Las Palmas as I get to walk all through Palm Canyon and back to Ramon Rd and up to pick up my car.