Added by Matt Purciel
Great easy to moderate hike that leads to 360 degree views of Joshua Tree National Park.
One of the most prominent peaks in Joshua Tree National Park in Ryan Mountain. It's centrally located rising to a total of 5,456 feet above the valley floor. The trail to the peak is a moderate hike with a little over 1,000 feet elevation gain with panoramic views of Lost Horse Valley, Queen Valley, and Pleasant Valley. And it’s popular reputation is all well deserved.
There's pretty much just one path straight up the mountain so it's not hard to find. The path itself is very well constructed but does have many jagged boulders and uneven ground.
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- Bring prenty of water because the trail is exposed and doesn't have any shade
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