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“Great hiking !!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Lykken Trail

South Lykken Trail
Ranked #17 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
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Owner description: The creosote bush is one of the interesting desert plants to find as you explore this part of the California desert.
Portland, Oregon
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great hiking !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Great views of the valley, start early, bring water, and enjoy !!! We went as far as the picnic tables and found it an easy hike.

Visited May 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Easy to moderate trail with great views of the valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Arrive early in the morning (best time to hike anyway) and find plenty of on-street parking at the trailhead. After a short distance you'll start to climb with many switchbacks (none too strenuous for a 70 year old like myself). You'll be rewarded with a wonderful view of Palm Springs once you arrive on top where you'll also find some pick nick tables.
We turned back and descended from there. All in all a wonderful hike that took us 2 hours.
Don't forget to bring water!

Visited March 2014
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good hike with easy street parking.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We found this trail in one of our hiking books and were surprised with how convenient it was. Easy and accessible street parking and a nice gentle uphill climb that affords you great views of the area.

Visited February 2014
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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616 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Another Great Climb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

This is another climb with a great view of the Coachella Valley. With all the hiking I have done in Palm Springs I have missed this one. The trail head is at the end of Mesquite Avenue and easy to reach. However there is no parking so I just biked over.The elevation gain allows for a good workout and the higher you climb, the more amazing the adventure and views. At one point you are directly above the Tahquitz Canyon and trail. One can see the vegetation and the stream of water flowing even with the severe drought. Having gotten a late start, I only got to the first set of picnic tables for a quick rest and some lunch. The chip monks playing there were quite amusing and provided a great side show! Even at a pretty leisurely pace, it still only took 2 hours up and back including lunch. Next time I will allow the time to continue to the second set of picnic tables and to the end at South Palm Canyon Drive!! Bring supplies!

Visited January 2014
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Saginaw, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great workout!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We parked on the street across from the little RV park and walked west to start the trail. 1.6 miles to the picnic tables with about 1000 feet elevation gain. Nice views at the top.

Visited January 2014
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