This was our second time we hiked Ryan Mountain this year. Leo, wasn't with us the first time so we decided to hike it again. It's a steep 2.8 mile round-trip trail that climbs 1,000 feet to the summit. The hike is moderately strenuous, guarantee to make you huff and puff!
"The...hike up Ryan Mountain is a reaffirmation of life. The pulse accelerates, the senses become more acute, and one may renew the acquaintance of lungs and muscles previously taken for granted." Robert B. Cates, Joshua Tree National Park: A Visitor's Guide, 1995