Hike the Museum Trail

Spa Resort Casino - Search Nearby - 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.  

Distance

2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1000 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA

Desert Hot Springs, California

Banning Stagecoach KOA

Banning, California

Temecula / Vail Lake KOA

Temecula, California

From $60/night

Outsite // San Diego

Encinitas, California

Community Photos

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Tours

  • Starting at $995/person

    AOA Adventures

    Hike Joshua Tree National Park Over a Weekend

    Joshua Tree National Park, California - 3 days

More Tours

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike the South Lykken Trail to Picnic Area

Adventure

Hike the Earl Henderson/Shannon Trail

Adventure

Hike the Araby Trail

Adventure

Climb at the Tramway of Mount San Jacinto

More Nearby Adventures