ohv/off road driving
rocky
2 days ago

Trail is very rocky when hiring mountains. You can make it with any lifted 4 wheel drive. But is a little nerve racking

this hike is a bit of a climb in the sun but the trail is super well maintained which definitely helps. one benefit of climbing so quickly over such a short distance is that practically as soon as you leave the trailhead the views are amazing. I saw a rattlesnake and some chuckwallas and a raven. all very cool! I loved getting to see all the rock piles from the top.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Great trail. Very demanding. Steep scrambling up and down boulders. Unbelievable views.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 days ago

This hike is close to the jumbo rocks campground which is super convenient. There is no shade but awesome rocks to climb and take photos including the famous one that looks like a ‘skull’ (if you have the right angle it looks like a skull).

this trail was a little too crowded for my taste, but a worthwhile hike nonetheless. it's pretty much totally flat and brings you past some really cool attractions including petroglyphs and a dam that looks particularly great when the water is flat enough to reflect the rocks.

perfect spot for watching the sunset! the sun made the cholla look suuuper velvelty, totally sick. super short, fully flat, and a great spot for some low desert nature photography (not too much of a hike though).

hiking
no shade
scramble
3 days ago

I loved this hike! We did it in the late afternoon and it wasn't too hot or very crowded at all. We saw a bunch of vultures flying overhead by the oasis at the start and some metates! The hike is rated moderate by the J Tree guides, but I didn't find it very strenuous at all. It's definitely worth your time to scramble up the craggy boulder peak at the top. Also, the wildflowers along the trail were PRIME. A great first hike of our trip in J Tree :)

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

hiking
no shade
4 days ago

Great hike through the great flora of Joshua Tree. Some good views atop the ridgeline as well.

on Lost Palms Oasis

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Nice Hike with pretty views. I hiked clockwise but plan on doing counter clockwise next time to get a different feel.

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

ohv/off road driving
rocky
5 days ago

Did this on a 19 Rav4 adventure with K02’s/leveled. Started from the north though. Very rocky once you get to the mountain area, but aside from that, road was not that bad. Did scrape once coming down but nothing major. Pick your lines right and you’ll be fine. I think doing the trail from the south to north would be much easier. Overall fun trail, any 4x4 should be able to do it without a problem.

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

Hiked this morning to the oasis, took about 2 hours total including a long break to enjoy the shade at the oasis. Good views at the peak and plenty of wildlife, even saw a couple chuckwallas. It’s an easy hike when it’s not too hot out, recommend doing it in the morning this time of year.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

Ryan Mt. Trail is a steady climb to the top! Lots of wind but it felt great. My family and I went to the top and came to a great view of the high desert! Going back for sure!

easy stroll around rocks and boulders, we saw people rock climbing as we walked by! My kids and I climbed some rocks and they loved it! My son saw a snake as we walked on the trail!

hiking
no shade
washed out
5 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 days ago

From sandy washes to rocky canyons the terrain on this trail is amazing! Interesting abundance of wildlife, flowers and plants!

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

Great view at the top! Lots of step going up but very enjoyable.

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