Skull Rock Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Riverside County, California. It is within Joshua Tree National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 4,424 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 398 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. The Skull Rock can be seen along the trail.
Skull Rock Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A hike up Ryan Mountain provides a spectacular panorama from the center of the park. The route is steep in places, with rocky steps, but the reward in achieving the summit is worth the effort."
--Bill Cunningham & Polly Cunningham, Best Easy Day Hikes: Joshua Tree (Falcon Guides).
"The trail is haphazardly marked with rocks and not always clear. Although the eroded boulders are a spectacular sight, the information provided is not thematic. An easy nature loop through interesting rock formations, with periodic informational signs."
--Bill & Polly Cunningham, Hiking California's Desert Parks (Falcon Guides).
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