Quail Mountain Climber's Log

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flamethrower - Jan 19, 2022 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2022

Quail and Minerva Hoyt from Quail Springs

Perfect cool weather for a ~10 mile hike roundtrip from Quail Springs picnic area to Mt. Minerva Hoyt (which oddly is not listed here), and Quail Mountain in JTNP during the MLK holiday weekend.
It was a Provisional trip for aspiring I-rated leader Peter Johnston, who led a group of about 13 hikers on a route that included a stop at the Lang Mine.
Overall a great day.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 14, 2020 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009

From Quail Springs  Sucess!

A nice morning walk.

OwenJohnstone - Jul 18, 2019 8:20 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2019

Quail Mountain Summit  Sucess!

Enjoyable hike, didn't see a single person the entire time.

Alex.k - Jul 24, 2018 6:22 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2014

Quail Mountain  Sucess!

From Ryan mountain with my brother


gimpilator - May 5, 2017 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2017

70 Peaks In 30 Days  Sucess!

This was part of a month long solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day, and got 70 peaks in 30 days. Quail is the most boring mountain I have done in Joshua Tree and one of my least favorites from this trip.

For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.


asmrz - Nov 30, 2015 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2015

Wonderful wintery hike

Penelope Smrz and I hiked up the Quail Mountain from Ryan Campground. A wonderful hike on our day off from climbing at J Tree. 16 miles RT. Good hike, beautiful wintery day.


Fletch - Oct 14, 2014 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2014

Johnny Lang  Sucess!

parts of the trail are missing, but whatever... bushwhacking wasn't too bad... :)


orbitor - May 7, 2013 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

From Juniper Flats via CA Riding and Hiking Trail  Sucess!

Been wanting to get this national park highpoint for a while, but didn't get around to it until now. Took a day trip to Joshua Tree and hit Quail first. Enjoyed the long walk through the desert, then a short steep scramble to the top. Good views of Jacinto and Gorgonio, as well as the surrounding area. Continued to Queen after completing the Quail hike.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 10:35 pm

Quail Mt.

2010 - solo, from Upper Covington Flats as a dayhike. Bagged a couple other nearby peaks. Got snowed on all day, in late April. My first time ever to So Cal and I get snowed on... how does that happen?

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Apr 30, 2012 12:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2012

Doing the 5ers  Sucess!

Hiked from Ryan Campground via the California Riding and Hiking Trail, headed cross country for the peak just past mile marker 23. Wasn't sure which peak was the summit but guessed the one on the right so went up the gully for awhile and then onto the ridge, where I finally found a very faint use path. Found the summit register can but no register inside. Also went and checked out the NW peak and that was lower, then went over to the W peak to make sure that was lower and from there saw the trail coming up the wash. Went down to the start of the old jeep trail in the wash, took that to the CRHT which was about 5 minutes west of where I had left it on the way up. A little longer but easier hiking. Distance down includes hiking around on top.


cab - Jan 17, 2012 10:38 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012

From the East  Sucess!

Long walk across the flat desert, but nice views from the top.


echristensen - Nov 1, 2011 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

Spring Hike  Sucess!

Hiked from Juniper Flats and then up the ridge - amazing views and great weather.


mountaingazelle - Jun 9, 2011 2:54 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

Quail Mountain  Sucess!

Hiked to Quail Mountain from Juniper Flats and ascended the south ridge. The weather was nice thanks to a cold front where temperatures would usually be hot during this time.


Wild - Mar 17, 2011 4:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2011

Came from   Sucess!

Camped in Juniper Flats and cross countried our way up the peak from there. Awesome day!


bechtt - Mar 16, 2011 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2011

from the east   Sucess!

Nice hike with Erin, Scott, and Jon on a hiking, scrambling, and rock climbing long weekend.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Mar 15, 2011 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2011

Johnny Lang Cyn  Sucess!

Nice long hike in open country. Great views.


DougHemken - Jan 6, 2011 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2011

Clear winter silence  Sucess!

Hiked up directly from Quail Springs picnic area. Gorgeous


Ze - Dec 19, 2010 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2010

from Quail Springs TR  Sucess!

intermittently windy and cloudy day made for an interesting time...


tarol - Oct 25, 2010 10:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2010

Slept near the top  Sucess!

Overnight backpack trip from Upper Covington Flats. Slept in the saddle south of the peak. Saw one bighorn, two deer, and heard coyotes at night. Nice hike with great views!


wmolland - May 2, 2010 12:17 am Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2010

Snowboard Descent  Sucess!

Hauled the snowboard for 5 miles to get 5 turns in but it was worth it!

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