North Lykken Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

North Lykken Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.1 miles
1656 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



no dogs

North trailhead: From North Palm Canyon Drive, turn west at Vista Chino; turn right on Via Norte; turn left on Chino Canyon Road; turn left on Panorama Road; turn left on Cielo Drive; turn left on an unmarked roadway. The trailhead is unnamed but marked with a sign asking hikers to stay on the established trails. South trailhead: Take East Ramon Road to its end. The trailhead is marked at the entrance to a preambulatory. At the base of the rise, follow the left ascent. (The right ascent comes to a dead end within a half mile.)

26 days ago

Very solid Palm Springs hike. Some of the pictures don't do justice as to how nice a hike it is. Few things to note. Easiest way up and down (to the picnic tables that is) is using Ramon Road trailhead. Trail is well maintained, nothing treacherous. It is a climb. Many people did not go down the Museum trail because of how steep it is. Lastly, there is vegetation that will bloom shortly. The rocks/boulders are pretty (combo granite and sedimentary "intrusive"/uplift stuff).

28 days ago

great views...a little noisy but still nice.

1 month ago

Started at Ramon to Museum and back again. Nice hike and views.

3 months ago

Love this trail! It was the first time I experienced Big Horn Sheep, see my photos. Great views too.

3 months ago

great views. easily done

5 months ago

We took this trail down towards the golf course after climbing up on the Museum Trail. It was a much less used trail and the trail was not much more than a dry stream bed in many locations. There are some spots where a trail marking would have helped out. the hike down was easy, but if we had gone up it would have been more of a scramble.

6 months ago

Favorite trail in Palm Springs!! A lot of straight up climbing and rather long hike overall, but the view from the top is incredible. Highly recommend for those who like a little challenge when hiking. Pack a lot of water and go early in the day.

11 months ago

nice views on the sides of the mountain, hike inside the neighborhood

Monday, January 30, 2017

All switchbacks uphill on the way out. Incredible views.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Great valley views

Monday, January 16, 2017

Beautiful hike, with amazing views. Easy to maneuver trail, and did not disappoint with plenty of big horn sheep.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Park on the side of the road where Ramon dead ends. There is a sign by the trailhead to the left, if you follow what looks to be the trail going up towards the right you will not be on the trail! Made that mistake the first time. Pretty steep trail but the view of the city is worth it. You know you've reached the top when you get to the picnic tables. took 1 human and 1 tiny dog 2 hours to complete with plenty of breaks. I wouldn't recommend during the day in the summer as there is zero shade. I would definitely check this one out if you get a chance.

trail running
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ran this one way from the north and had a hard time finding the trailhead, it's a pretty steep climb to start from that end. But it's a great, challenging 2-mile trail with incredible views of the valley along the way. I'll probably bring the crew back tomorrow for a more leisurely hike ;)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Challenging hike! Loved it! Very proud of my 8 year old daughter, Faith who hiked this trail with me and my friends Rachelle and Ysnni.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

One of my favorites for Spring Fall and Winter

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