Ryan Mountain Trail

MODERATE 273 reviews
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Ryan Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pinto Wye, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Directions from Oasis of Mara: Follow Utah Trail southwestward approxiamtely 17.5 miles to the Ryan Mountain Trailhead.

hiking
10 hours ago

Beautiful views from top - worth the trek.

hiking
8 days ago

Great view.

16 days ago

Nice hike. Not technically challenging, but moderate climb.

hiking
16 days ago

Lots of incline for most of the way, but a very nice short little trail. Very nice views at the top as well!

23 days ago

Good hike. Moderate. Very heavy traffic.

29 days ago

Moderately easy hike if you start before the heat of the day. Great way to see the beauty of JT! Highly recommend, especially if you only have enough time for 1 hike during your visit.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a steep trail but relatively short and the view at the top is worth the climb. We started at 3:15 and were back at the trail head by 5.If you are looking for a good sunset spot hike up for about 10 minutes and you will have a great view of the basin and mountains in the distance. This is a great hike for less experienced hikers or those not in fantastic shape if you are looking to challenge yourself a bit. I recommend anyone who visits Joshua Tree do this hike for the view at the summit. You are higher than at Keys View and there are less people.

1 month ago

Nice hike. For kids a little streneous.

hiking
1 month ago

Narrow trail with a steady steep climb to the top. Great 360 view of the park from the top.

1 month ago

Beautiful views the whole way, gorgeous panorama at the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail, though a steep, steady incline. Rewarded with great views and watching 8 big horn sheep. Took us about an hour to get to the top and 45 minutes to come down. Nice to time it so you can drive to Keys View to watch the sunset, which was spectacular.

hiking
2 months ago

nice climb with great views of the park.

hiking
2 months ago

nice desert hike

2 months ago

Awesome incline for training and a view at sunset !

2 months ago

Difficult climb but rewarded with great views!

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice trail with a study incline all the way to the top. whare I was rewarded with a 360° view of the park. I would highly recommend this moderately challenging hike to anyone.

3 months ago

I did this hike on Sept 16 2017. This was my first hike in Joshua Tree National Park, and I enjoyed myself. There is some good change in elevation, approximately 1,000 ft from the start to the top of the mountain. The trail gets a bit narrow at times, but I could still pass or let people pass me. Took me about 40 mins to get to the top and 30 mins back down. The view from the top is amazing and worth a second trip.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views

hiking
4 months ago

Went here for the sunrise today and it was absolutely lovely! Very steep going up, so make sure to account for that ;-) 1.5 miles with a steep elevation takes much longer than a flat 1.5 ;-) Also if you start before sunrise (even 30 minutes before or so) highly recommend burning a headlamp for the first bit for better visibility.

Trail is SUPER well maintained - kudos to the awesome National Park Service folks and to volunteers as well who help maintain! ❤️

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