Details

Distance

2 miles

Elevation Gain

1000 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Scott Sichler

A short but steep trail with great views of Palm Springs.

The Museum Trail is a very steep climb with a 1,000 feet elevation gain in just one mile but has some great views of downtown Palm Springs. The hike starts behind the Palm Springs Art Museum. This trail can also access the Cactus to Clouds Trail that goes all the way to the top of Mt. San Jacinto. Hikers often require rescue on the Cactus to Clouds Trail as they may be unprepared for the almost 10,000 feet vertical gain and changing weather conditions.

Once you get to the top you can enjoy a snack at the picnic tables and soak in the scenery. Palm Springs also has many choices for post hiking drinks and food.  

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Features

Hiking
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Scenic

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