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South Lykken Trail

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Address: El Estero, Palm Springs, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: The creosote bush is one of the interesting desert plants to find as you...
The creosote bush is one of the interesting desert plants to find as you explore this part of the California desert.
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This is a good hike with nice views of Palm Springs and the Canyons. I'd say it's medium to steep on the way up. You can park very close and walk in. I saw lizards and rabbits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a good hike with nice views of Palm Springs and the Canyons. I'd say it's medium to steep on the way up. You can park very close and walk in. I saw lizards and rabbits and lots of birds. It was beautifully quiet up at the top. Bring water!

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you hike the trail be sure to take water. It is a tough trail bit offers great iews of the city and valley. Go early in the morning.

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was a fantastic hike. It was easy to follow and a super workout. I saw many other hikers on the way to the top.The views were incredible. I was nervous about all the talk of snakes but saw nothing. It is strenuous at times and hikers need plenty of water. no shade!

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Volcano, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This trail is easy to follow except where it meets up with the Museum Trail. I got lost and had to cross country to the picnic tables. I didn't have a map and the map at the trail head is unreadable. Good initial climb and then it's moderate the rest of the way.

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Little Silver, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Was very clear path, nice and strenuous. Took 6 children ranging from 10-16 and they all really enjoyed. Bring lots of water and sunblock. Not a cloud in the sky in Palm Springs!

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Can be accessed from several locations. Tough downward climb from the south end. Easy hiking after you are up there. Also accessible to a lot more hiking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love the picnic tables at the top, and the wonderful view! Its an easy and peaceful hike. For you brave folk, there is a short cut to the tables if you are willing to walk through some private property off of S. Palm Canyon a little south of La Verne way, I forgot the exact name of the street... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A nice hike with great views that runs parallel to downtown Palm Springs. The South end is the more difficult starting point so it's nice to get it over with first - the trail basically climbs straight up. There is almost no shade so make sure you have lots of water with you. If you are walking the trail end-to-end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a "strenuous" trail which is quite challenging. Go early in the day and take plenty of water. We were rewarded for all our hard work by some great views of the valley. Really energetic climb, and it is all elevation with very few flat spots. You have to pay very close attention to the "White Dots" painted on... More 

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State College, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Really gives a great view of Palm Springs. Go early to beat the heat, take water. Pretty steep climb.

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