South Carl Lykken Trail - South Section

MODERATE 21 reviews

South Carl Lykken Trail - South Section is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palm Springs, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1210 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

no dogs

2 months ago

Great cardio workout for the first mile then it levels down to enjoy the beautiful view of Palm Springs and is golf course. Surely will do it again.

3 months ago

Steep beginning with lots of views. Enjoyable evening or morning hike to get the blood pumping!

3 months ago

Loved this hike, first mile in was steep but doable, views were amazing and met some great hikers along the way willing to share their experiences. Can’t wait to do it again! PS: love that its dog friendly

3 months ago

First time hiking this trail and really enjoyed it.. The first mile is a little steep then it levels off. Great views of Palm Springs, and trail is really pretty, lots of red barrel cactus and some brittle bush blooming. Perfect weather today.

6 months ago

Done this several times though usually do car or bike shuttle. With shuttle the length is 4.5 mi. December and especially January look for bighorn sheep. I’ve seen them 3 times (out of 9 hikes) at the 2 mi. mark hiking from the south. Have also seen white tailed antelope ground squirrels, a Palm Springs pocket mouse, and lots of birds and reptiles.

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