Skyline Trail - 8,400' Very Strenuous

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Palm Springs Art Museum

101 N. Museum Dr · Palm Springs, CA

How to find us

We'll meet in the Palm Springs Art Museum Parking Lot

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This is a beautiful but VERY strenuous hike that ascends about 8,400 feet in about 9 miles. We will start at 4:30am at the Skyline trailhead, which is next to the Palm Springs Art Museum parking lot. The temperature can drop up to 30 degrees as we ascend, so I recommend bringing appropriate clothing. If the temperatures heat up by this date, we may have to start earlier or even cancel. I will adjust our start time closer to the date of the hike if necessary.

We will take the tram down. The cost for a one-way car is about $12.00. We will then share a cab back to the Museum. The cab fair usually ends up being about $5.00 per person.

I recommend bringing all the regular hiking essentials, AT LEAST 3 liters of water, food or energy bars, gels and definitely electrolytes. Electrolytes are especially important to prevent or stop cramps.


Every year there are many rescues on Skyline and over past years several hikers have died. Please do not attempt this hike unless you know that you are capable of doing it and please bring the necessary essentials. Skyline is especially dangerous in warm or hot weather. Please note that you agree to pay for any medical or legal cost involved in case of an injury to yourself, and request your heirs to respect your agreed waiver in case of a death due to any reason, by signing up for this event.