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Great trail

Right behind the Palm Springs Art Museum in downtown old Palm Springs. Easy walking distance from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
peter f
Switchback, kick your butt hike

Husband did the trail while I sat drinking coffee. He LOVED it. It's a good work out and offers a... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
jenehr
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101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5659
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right behind the Palm Springs Art Museum in downtown old Palm Springs. Easy walking distance from the main drag. Good trail. Well marked. Nice views. Go early in the morning. Quite busy after 10:00 a.m. I'd rate it medium difficulty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peter f
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Husband did the trail while I sat drinking coffee. He LOVED it. It's a good work out and offers a nice view of Palm Springs (including one of the most boring golf courses he's ever seen).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jenehr
Reviewed 29 December 2018

This is a wonderful trail that has a very fast elevation gain and gives great views of downtown. Great place for lunch at the top when you get to the picnic tables. Defnately one of my favourites. Free parking in parkade across from the museum....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The trail doesn’t look that hard, but don’t be fooled! It’s a good climb for any hiker! The views from the hill though are truly awesome! Looks like a paradise in the middle of the desert!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a moderate hike that's a very short part of the skyline trail. (skyline is only for experienced and prepared hikers) Uphill and steep...follow the white dots. Stay on the trail and no cutting switchbacks. Start early--sunrise. Views at picnic tables and then return....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We got slightly lost on this hike the first time. However it is well worth it. You see the Frey House and stunning views of the area. There are picnic tables at the top to rest. It's right in town as well!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ilovegreecetoronto
Reviewed 14 October 2018

i thought a hiking trail by the museum has got to be kind of boring and simple - i was wrong. i loved this hiking trail because it is not easy, it was rather difficult at time.....its one of the most vertical trails i've ever...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pyramoon
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I have hiked this trail several times! Always very enjoyable. Normally you will encounter several other hikers but not always. There are some fairly steep sections with some loose footing so be careful. there are other places where you can do a little jogging if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Ge0rgetravels
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice hike, easy to find (provided one can find the art museum), and the reward is that there are nice views along the way. Plan to hike early and pack along plenty of water. A good hat is advised (gotta keep those brain cells functioning...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

It is a narrow, rocky path .. please do not attempt if you are not fit. Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and a LOTTA water.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank cksurfdude
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