Joshua Tree National Park is located less than three hours from both Los Angeles and San Diego and attracted nearly 3 million visitors in 2017. One trail that is commonly skipped is the Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail. Though you may be tempted to skip this hike in favor more well-known attractions, what you’ll be missing is a very special desert landscape that is sure to surprise you!
There are many hikes in Joshua Tree National Park and sorting through the “must dos” can be challenging. The Ryan Mountain Trail is one of these trails that should not be missed.
Many of the millions of people who go to Joshua Tree National Park each year are seeking photographs of Joshua trees, an iconic plant which actually grows throughout much of the Mojave Desert. However, on our first visit to the park, we discovered that Joshua Tree has so much more to offer than just Joshua trees.