Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park

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#2 of 6 in Outdoors in Joshua Tree National Park
Ryan Mountain is located in Joshua Tree National Park. A visit to Ryan Mountain represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Joshua Tree National Park online travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Good workout! Late afternoon climb/hike to the top, warm until we reached the summit at 5457’. Cool breeze brought out the wind breaker for the return down the mountain. Very few people on the trail, ...  more »
  • Ryan Mountain is the toughest hike in the park. And it's also the best. The view on the top makes it all worth it.  more »
  • This hike was hard work for us with lots of steps and steep inclines from the beginning. The wind was blowing 30+ mph that day as well which made it challenging.You should plan to have water and snack...  more »
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  • Well worth making it to the peak of Ryan Mountain. You get a great 360 degree view of the park. It took my 6 & 9 year old daughters about 2 hours to reach to summit and back.
  • Awesome view! Must to do
  • Great hike. About 3 miles out and back with a good steady incline the whole way. Great views of the desert from the top.
  • One of the best hikes in JT. Bring a water bottle and go early to avoid congestion on the path.
  • Nice short uphill trail with great views. Be sure to have sun screen, a good hat, and water for those warm high desert days

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Where to stay in Joshua Tree National Park

If you want to spend the night in Joshua Tree National Park, grab a tent and head for one of the numerous campgrounds scattered throughout the park. Some campgrounds feature a reservation system while others operate on a first-come, first-served basis. A couple also provide potable water, but most do not. To sleep on a mattress and pillow with a roof over your head, stay in one of the towns surrounding the park. The towns of Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms offer a number of inns and motels in a tranquil desert setting. West of the park, the options expand into the resort area of Palm Springs. Here you'll find everything from high-end spas and resorts to chain hotels, small inns, and bed and breakfasts. The park is situated about two hours from Los Angeles (if there's no traffic), making a day trip from the city another possibility.
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