Ryan Mountain Trail

MODERATE 297 reviews
#1 of 85 trails in

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
5 days ago

The view from the top, overlooking valleys in high (Mohave) and low (Colorado) deserts is breathtaking. The hike to the top is moderately strenuous to the point of being a very pleasant workout. The trail is impeccably maintained. The description here says it is moderately trafficked. There were a lot of people there today but not enough to cause a problem.

hiking
8 days ago

Sped up and down this trail in less than one hour. Stairs make it a total workout, but the view of the desert and mountains all around are totally worth it.

hiking
8 days ago

A fairly tough climb up but great views along the way. Awesome huge boulders at the base to explore once you come down.

hiking
10 days ago

A very nice trail with great views! It’s a steady climb up but ok to stop and admire the view and boulders while you catch your breath.

12 days ago

Really awesome, not too difficult hike. Did this at sunrise and it was worth it

21 days ago

Loved it great hike

hiking
26 days ago

One of my favorite hikes in JT. Steady up; easy down. Beautiful views the entire way.

1 month ago

Hiking this trail felt like I was back in high school PE, running stairs. The first section of the trail is "stairs" made from rocks. However, beautiful views and easy to follow path but I wouldn't want to do this trail if it was any warmer than 75 out.

hiking
1 month ago

Great 3 mile hike. Good elevation gain and awesome view at the top. Favorite JT hike

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1.5 miles felt more like 15 miles, but the view at the top made it beyond worth it!

Beautiful views from top - worth the trek.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view.

1 month ago

Nice hike. Not technically challenging, but moderate climb.

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Good hike. Moderate. Very heavy traffic.

2 months 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
2 months 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.

2 months ago

Nice hike. For kids a little streneous.

hiking
2 months ago

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

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