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Location: Riverside County, about 12 miles southwest of Twentynine Palms, 142 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Park Service||Joshua Tree National Park|
|USGS Topo||Keys View 7½|
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From Ryan Mountain
(National Park Service Entrance Fee)
- Distance: 4 miles one way
- Gain: 1300'
- Time: 3 hours one way
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Sandy Burnside, Southern Courtney, and Byron Prinzmetal, November 2002
DRIVING ROUTE 2
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the top of Ryan Mountain (see
Ryan Mountain guide), follow the ridge south and
then southwest over bump 5280'.
- Continue south to bump 5194'.
- From bump 5194', hike down the steep ridge south to the California
Riding and Hiking Trail.
- Turn left (southeast) and hike up this trail for about 0.6 mile
until the trail turns east at saddle 4550'. You will see a wash on your
right (south). There is also a wooden sign here.
- Turn right (south) and follow the wash south till it ends.
- Continue south up a slope. You will see an old pipeline.
- Follow the pipeline south down into a gully and then up to Lost Horse
- From the mine, walk south to the Lost Horse Mine Trail, turn left (east)
and proceed as in Route 1.
- Either return the way you came or walk out to the Lost
Horse parking lot (requires a car shuttle).