Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park

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Ryan Mountain is a 5,456-foot-high (1,663 m) mountain in Joshua Tree National Park. The trail to the peak is a strenuous hike, ascending 1,050 feet (320 m) in 1.5 miles (2.4 km). Ryan Mountain is a popular attraction in the park, because it leads to panoramic views of Pinto Basin, Lost Horse Valley, Queen Valley, and Pleasant Valley. It is one of the locations in Joshua Tree that features abundant lichen populations. It is named after J.D. Ryan, a wealthy rancher and early mining operator in the park.
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  • If you are capable to hike 1.5 miles with 1000 ft. elevation gain then Ryan mountain is must for you when you are visiting Joshua Tree NP. You can take as many break as you want enjoying...  more »
  • About a thousand feet of elevation, hiking Ryan Mountain is certainly not for everyone. Probably not for most, but the truth is, if you like a good hike to get a workout but don’t have all day, this.....  more »
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  • Well worth making it to the peak of Ryan Mountain. You get a great 360 degree view of the park. It took my 6 & 9 year old daughters about 2 hours to reach to summit and back.

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