Joshua Tree Cap Rock Hikes

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Cap Rock Area Trails

Cap Rock area includes the popular Ryan Mountain hike , Ryan Ranch and the Hall of Horrors Trails. The Cap Rock Trail is the easiest at only .7 miles.

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Cap Rock Trail / Gram Parsons

Length .7 miles | elevation 39 feet | easy loop

Directions: From the north entrance stay on Park Bvld for approx 20 miles. past Hidden Valley and turn right on Keyes View rd.

Cap Rock Trail is a short easy hike for all ages. The main trail takes you through boulders and cacti. You can also veiw the spot Gram Parsons, a main singer / guitar player for the Flying Burrito Brothers, was given an Indian burial (burned in effigy). Large parking lot and rest rooms are available.

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Hall of Horrors

Length .6 miles | elevation 26 feet | easy loop

Directions: From the north entrance stay on Park Bvld. past Ryan Ranch Campground and look for trail parking and sign on the left.

Short hike easily navagates through 2 rock structures. Follow any of the paths or make your own. You can extend the hike by going around the 2nd rock structure too. There is a hard to find mini slot canyon in the 2nd rock formation. You need to climb up some boulders to reach it. this is a popular destination.

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Ryan Mountain Trail

Length 3 miles | elevation 1069 feet | moderate out and back

Directions: From the north entrance stay on Park Bvld. past Ryan Ranch Campground & Hall of Horrors, then look for trail parking and sign on the right.

The trail easy to follow with beautiful views. It does have a 1069 ft incline but it is some what gradual. This is a popular hike so get here early and bring lots of water as there is no shde.. Rest Rooms and a large parking lot are available.

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Ryan Ranch Trail

Length 1.5 miles | elevation 134 feet | easy loop

Directions: From the north entrance stay on Park Bvld. past Ryan Ranch Campground & Hall of Horrors, then look for trail parking and sign on the right.

Easy hike takes you up to the old Ryan Ranch. There is an outcroping of large boulders that can be easily climbed and explored. You can hike around the boulders and pick up the trail that will loop back to the road (a little further up from the parking) or hike back the way you came.

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