Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park

Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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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  • First we had to be ready. Have food and water. The best to do is to look at the Ryan mountain. We also had a problem, we started too late. We explored as much as we could. I liked the rocks and...  more »
  • A nice hike! We arrived at about 10 am on a Tuesday morning in mid-February, and the hike took about 2 hours round trip, with some time spent enjoying the view at the top. A very popular and busy...  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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