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17 minutes ago

Really easy trail to a beautiful landscape. Very easy to follow.

8 hours ago

Short hike with great payoff (on a clear day). Rainy and muddy when we went but still worth it. Lots of rocky stairs and patches of mud so boots would be helpful if the ground is wet.

2 days ago

It was a nice hike. Lots of “stairs” and a few steep inclines. Going early in the morning was a very wise decision. It started to get warm by 11. Even at 70 degrees, we were sweating.
Definitely will do this again.

4 days ago

Cool area. Parking is weird. I would park at the campground.

Great view of Joshua Tree when you reach the top. Watch out for high winds!

Excellent rock formations at the base, a moderate hike with few trees and sweeping valley views. Great way to get some altitude in a short amount of time. Hiked on New Years Eve in blistering wind. The hiking experience on the way up overtops the payoff at the top, so enjoy the journey!

Pretty, like a moon scape. Some flowers. beware it ends in a wash after a mini slot canyon...just ends.....

8 days ago

Crowded, nothing too special. View was mediocre not really a Joshua tree vibe.

Sandy actually pretty easy nice hike pretty quick to get around. Parking is a little tricky as it is so well traveled and adjoining another nearby trail.

11 days ago

Very nice hike. Good views from the top, and challenging enough to make you work a little for it. We trail ran down which was super fun on all of rocks and “stairs”. Would definitely do again, but probably run the entire trail.

Perfect short hike that provides great views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Top of the mountain has a great stop and overlook for pictures. Challenging due to hiking uphill the whole way, but very worth it. If it’s summer, definitely pack water and sunscreen.

13 days ago

Great short hike with amazing views!

A lot of flowers today! Extended it to the lookout on Herman’s Hike trail. Steep but nice trail.

14 days ago

Went up early January 2018. Sunrise at around 6:50am, it took us about 35 minutes to get to the top, the hike is fairly easy as it’s not particularly rocky and the steps are wide and flat. Does get very windy and cold at the top (~20F) around that time. Great 360* view although not a lot of Joshua trees

Short but really beautiful hike. The landscape changes a lot and a bit of rock climbing needed at certain points.

Perfect high desert hike for ruggedly beautiful scenery. Clusters of stacked granite boulders and Joshua Trees give it “alien world” aspect. You’re hiking in the river bed once you split off the main trail so you’ll get some shelter from winds there and loose sand underfoot. Maybe favorite hike in Joshua

The road to the trail was closed today.

Easy and great scenery!

19 days ago

I love this hike. When you get to the top, the silence is amazing. You can hear a single car approach from miles away. The views of the dancing Joshua Trees are captivating. I can't wait to go back! (Sept. 2000)

21 days ago

Quite possibly my favorite hike at Joshua Tree! Challenging enough to break a sweat and really feel accomplished when you reach the stunning 360 views at the top! Be sure to bring layers and sturdy shoes, in the winter it can get cold and even have ice/snow on some parts.

A beautiful area with diverse scenery. A great way to spend the afternoon.

Great views, pretty easy trail. Got there early and there was plenty of parking, but as we were leaving the parking lot was full with multiple people waiting for spots.

I just did up to the mine then climbed to the top of the hill behind it. Really nice secluded hike for a generally packed Joshua tree np. Very peaceful, the mine is fenced off but kinda cool since it’s preserved well. Climb to the top of the hill behind it for a SICK view of the valley. Great for a morning hike and not too challenging!

22 days ago

Loved doing something a little different to get above the rock formations and see wilderness as far as your eyes can see. Went early and had no trouble with crowds. Lots of kids with families on the trail, which was impressive!

22 days ago

Simple, pleasant. Beautiful views east and west from the trailhead at sunset

on Ryan Mountain Trail

22 days ago

Busy, very chilly on Dec 29, and strenuous, but you don’t have to work very long to get to the simply stunning 360° views. If you only have a daytrip, consider making it your first hike and the other scenic loops will seem easy.

trail running
23 days ago

Go early and beat the crowds- such a fun (and hard!) trail run. Beautiful terrain and a rewarding end.

23 days ago

This hike blew our minds. Third day in JT and our favorite by far! Such incredible rock formations and diversity of plant life. Will remember this one for next time!

Easy hiking with beautiful views!!

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