South Carl Lykken Trail - North Section

MODERATE 9 reviews

South Carl Lykken Trail - North Section is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until March. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

trail running
1 day ago

To start go to the end of Mesquite, park across from the trail park. Walk west on Mesquite until you see the trail head, there is a map and sign. I goes up, up and up on switchbacks, not very runnable. At the top is picnic tables, a lot of people just go to here.

Continue along and great views, eventually you will find another set of picnic tables and another viewpoint, this section of the trail is very runnable, as is the switchbacks down, although is technical.

Then you need to decide what to do....finish it off with a short run in the sand and run back to where you left your car via the road, or back up, across and down.

mountain biking
9 months ago

This trail says no bikes about a quarter mile up the trail. Looks like a great hike.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Would be great if trails were better marked but with ActiveTrails app it sure makes it easier to find way.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
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9 months ago

Saturday, December 31, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 06, 2015

hiking
Saturday, June 06, 2015