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Ryan Mountain is the fourth highest point in Joshua Tree. Located at the end of a moderately strenuous hike, this summit provides views of Pinto Basin, Lost Horse Valley, Queen Valley, and Pleasant Valley. The mountain top itself has a wonderfully diverse selection of plants, lichens, and small animals.

Evidence of a tribal gathering spot at the trailhead is worth a look even for groups who aren't capable of ascending to the peak.

Short Hike: From a the trailhead with ample parking it's only a 1.5 mile hike. That 1.5 miles does has a 1000+ ft elevation gain up an Ace Venture-esque amount of steps and no shade. It's very unwise to attempt this hike during summer except very early or very late and to be very careful during rainy season due to slippery stairs and lightning.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Dylan Payne

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Nov 26, 2020
Kayla Hance
Could not go all the way to the top cause I would have missed sunset pictures at Keys View.
Jul 4, 2020
Suzanna Rocha-Campos
Jun 1, 2020
Frank Mendoza
Mar 8, 2020
Deryk Machado
Mar 1, 2020
Lee Sybert
Feb 26, 2020
Abigail Eisley
joshua tree
Dec 21, 2019
Tommy Peterson
Dec 13, 2019
Ted Heim

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