South Carl Lykken Trail - North Section

MODERATE 49 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: 1,066 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

Nice moderate trail with good views of Palm Springs and desert mountain vistas. Best in early morning. Expect lots of people, but not crowded.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

no shade
4 months ago

Considering all the rain Trail was in good shape. Just south /past the picnic tables bighorns were grazing up the hill.

hiking
4 months ago

Super busy today. Saw people in flip flops! Trail is degraded from recent rain. Mountain sheep continue to graze in the area. A little muddy but a good short hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Probably one of my favorite hikes of the year!

trail running
Monday, January 15, 2018

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
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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.

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