Museum Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palm Springs, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until December.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 291 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

From Ramon Road head west, right on S. Indian Ave., left on E. Tahquits Canyon Way, right on N. Museum Dr.

hiking
no shade
scramble
2 months ago

Great hike, good cardio and great views! Ends at the picnic tables, where you can either turn back or continue the North Lykken trail (another 45mn) that ends on Ramon Rd. I would reiterate two things: 1) keep your eyes on the white dots. Many ways to veer off trail if you don’t. 2) it’s somewhat of a scramble. I had to sit/use my hands on several occasions while hiking back down. Definitely on the harder side of moderate. Up and back down took me 1 h 20 mn, not counting break to rest once the picnic tables reached. I hike a bunch and was in cardio mode, but I’m also a short 4-month pregnant women for reference. I saw a bunch of kids making it up.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

If you like step, rocky trails with great views, this is it! Loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

The 291 feet of elevation is only the first part until you get to the paved driveway. After crossing the pavement you will continue climbing another several hundred feet of elevation. You will be scrambling up rocks a lot, it’s not just a path that you walk along. Def more difficult than we had expected. It is a fun climb and the views are terrific but for many this will be on the harder side of moderate.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Great hike.. did it barefoot but don’t recommend it!!

hiking
no shade
private property
rocky
4 months ago

Great little trail. Definitely underestimated it and went in Birkenstock’s which I don’t recommend haha Fantastic view! It was crazy windy though.

hiking
4 months ago

I took a night hike with the tac-light...no wildlife spotting. Short but the elevation was a good workout after a long day of travel from Maryland.

recorded Museum Trail

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Saturday afternoon in January. Perfect weather, light crowd on trail. Trail is marked with white dots. If you’re staying in downtown Palm Springs, you can easily walk to the trailhead and get some good exercise. We took a detour onto the Skyline Trail for a little ways to extend it, ended up a pretty good 2-hr hike. The views are mostly of the city, but you get some nice views of the mountains around too.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
private property
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Short but quick elevation gain. Great parking available around trailhead.

hiking
6 months ago

Hard rocky terrain, quick elevation. Clearly marked trails. Would do again.

hiking
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

fun trail. steep and rocky but not technical. very exposed. no shade. fairly busy later in the morning on the weekend.

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
Fri May 24 2019

Trail has a lot or rocks and boulders. Very confusing. Great view, would not enjoy a repeat on this trail. Too hard on ankles and feet.

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