/Metadata 6 0 R/Pages 5 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 10 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 11 0 obj <> endobj 12 0 obj <> endobj 13 0 obj <> endobj 14 0 obj <> endobj 15 0 obj <> endobj 16 0 obj <>stream H�\�_k� �w?�=�Ť]�$��-�aX���#�>��������~�'�������Q���F9�ƛ��j��5(-�}�r�,��Γǡ1�Ȅ �I��w3,^�x�%��N��� <<70FD2AD9382CD34597212FDE2582AB14>]>> Baker Peak via the Griffith Lake Trail and the Long Trail – MODERATE » 8 mi round trip, approx. xref Such a beautiful hike! A lot of effort is needed to make the climb, but the trail is a good one and the views from the top are well worth it. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et sa meilleure utilisation est de avril à octobre. Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. 0000008121 00000 n Headed up South Loop, which I always enjoy. In addition, Griffith Peak makes a great side trip for those heading for Mt. At the rim, the South Loop Trail joins the Griffith Peak Trail. In about 400 yards the trail divides. to the left is Griffith Peak and to the right is on to Mt Charleston. It's the most scenic route to Griffith Peak and there's no crowds like the South Loop trail. %PDF-1.5 %���� Las Vegas, NV: Turtlehead Peak Trail. 0000003844 00000 n Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. some pro hiker seems to just dash up and down there. 0000008096 00000 n Highly suggest to people building up to do Mt. 0000303358 00000 n The trail is easy to follow - keep straight at the intersection with Cathedral Rock trail as it goes right. Find More Hikes in … 0000007709 00000 n Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains, Griffith Peak Trail (via South Loop Trail) Cathedral Rock - South Loop Trailhead (view W) Overview. 0000139630 00000 n 0000185307 00000 n The views are spectacular here at 11,060' elevation, and I love the perspective of how Red Rock, Lovell, Trout, and Kyle all fit together within the Spring Mountains. Many downed trees, unstable earth and rocks made this an epic obstacle course. just taking a rest in switch back. Watch Out. Other than the standard warnings about hiking in the desert, ...this is a pretty safe hike. Upon reaching the ridge crest, Mt. 0000003210 00000 n ���]oo�����CU Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. Charleston summit and back. Access is currently available at Echo Way just to the west. Dominic N. Hosted by Dominic N. VegasHikers. Charleston. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la … Route and backpacking beta has been provided with a tribute to my adopted girl. Beautiful, but strenuous hike. Not a technical hike but a long ascent. 0000001076 00000 n 0000008518 00000 n Now the trail is completely clear all the way up and in fantastic condition. Note: As of 11/15/2020, this trailhead is currently closed. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 16.3 kilomètres très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. The switchbacks are never ending. Once back down, I continued on South Loop over to Charleston. 0000005701 00000 n * The trail begins with an easy ascent through pinon pines and scrub oak as it follows an old road for the first two miles. Trail starts on an abandon dirt road on the westside of Harris Mtn to Harris saddle then up the south flank of Griffith. The trail is in good shape, and the switchbacks help the climb feel not too terrible. At the end of the Griffith Lake Trail, turn left on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail North. 270 ft elevation gain Follow Griffith Lake dir e ctions above. If you want to bag Griffith Peak, it’s about 0.5 miles. recording wasnt accurate my phone before i plug in to my power bank. Overview: This trail provides "easy" access to 2 of Southern Nevada's highest peaks - Charleston and Griffith Peaks. * Griffith Peak Trail offers an interesting variety of vegetation along with spectacular views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Pahrump, Lovell Canyon, and Kyle Canyon. The trail then has a slow climb through a meadow. Charleston Peak via The South Loop Trail. Awesome trail. 0000185648 00000 n @%;@��qqK���� (f`�dd��� � ���}vF @�^0&0�a�ϐ� {��A�a��λeB�z*�̵9�w0l`�`f��Z5�A�A( f;�z#�f� n.� At noon I began my descent of the peak via the South Loop Trail. Counting each of the 39 switchbacks was a great way to distract myself from the difficulty of this trail. This is a 19.1 mile loop hike with 6100 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 8-11 hours to complete. The view at the top is worth it! Easy to follow trail, totally worth the view at the top. 0000004879 00000 n About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail. 0000001435 00000 n (The trail goes around Griffith Peak and back down to Harris Saddle. Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013. Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. This is a perfectly acceptable trail for seasoned and conditioned horses (only a few rocky, narrow spots), but there is no water along this route so you'll have to pack plenty. Overall a great trail, easy to navigate and filled with some nice views early on if you don't go all the way. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. but we made it very decent trail it take us a while to get there but we did it. As others have said the last 500 feet to the peak was a heartbreaker, but well worth it. Challenging. 0000005477 00000 n 8 0 obj <> endobj 0000185579 00000 n I hiked down this trail, reaching the saddle junction to the spur to the summit of Griffith Peak after about four miles. Saw seven bucks on the way up, they looked like they are used to people. A December sunset lights the sky over Griffith Peak (2020-12-06). Description. At either 1 or 1.25 miles from the start of the hike (depending on the trailhead you chose), Riverside Trail meets Vista Del Valle Drive, a paved trail through Griffith Park. 0000004854 00000 n Clear days will give you incredible views of blue waters of Lake Mead, Arizona mtns, Death Valley, Pahrump, Desert Wildlife Range -- and of course, the pink glass of Circus Circus or Luxor's glass pyramid reflecting the sunlight along the Las Vegas strip filled with those poor souls down in the valley. (See Photo 2.) Stay on the white-blazed LT/AT as it passes several side trails while gradually climbing towards the peak. Charleston Wilderness Area, take Nevada State Highway 95 to State Route 157 west. You’re at 10,700 feet now. 0000005590 00000 n Griffith Peak is southern Nevada's third highest, Nevada's 43rd highest peak. FYI - Bathrooms and water are now closed at the trailhead for the winter season. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier allez-retour de 10.1 miles très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. Also, the restaurant at the bottom will not let you use the restroom unless you are a paying customer. Short break at the saddle, then over to Griffith. Griffith Peak looking toward Las Vegas You begin to climb from your first step onto this trail, but you hike through some of the most lush, forested areas in these mountains. 0000002396 00000 n Reached Griffith Peak about 4h after hopping on trailhead. The trail climbs the south side of Kyle Canyon to the crest, follows the Griffith Peak Trail along the crest for a … 8 39 0000265045 00000 n The ultimate goal may be shortened depending on the participants acclimation to the higher elevations.. %%EOF Riverside Trail stops oscillating and begins a more determined ascent of the ridge below Glendale Peak. Lots of switchbacks which start around the 1.25 mile +/- For the effort you’ll expend getting there, this little deviation from the South Loop trail is hugely worth it. 0000140096 00000 n This trail finally reopened after being closed for the past three years due to the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013. view at peak (Calif to Ariz) startxref Whether you marvel at the rugged cliffs, wonder at the caves and it's possible users, listen to the water rushing over the rocky ledges back in the canyons; or just revel in the colors of wildflowers & grasses at your feet, the smell of pines, or the sounds of birds, butterflies, and the wind rustling through the aspens; every aching muscle will be worth it on the South Loop Trail. The trail is well maintained and, in fact, volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness were working on it when we descended. It does not go up to Griffith Peak.) * Shortly after leaving the road, the trail becomes steeper. It was tough hike. The final stretch is a strenuous ½ mile climb to a gorgeous view from Charleston Peak summit. 0000000016 00000 n Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. Reopening Griffith Peak Trail will give hikers additional access to alpine Bristlecone Pine forests, Griffith Peak (11,059 ft), and Charleston Peak (11,916 ft). The worst part and reason for 4 stars is the parking lot down at the beginning was slammed and there was no parking, except along side the busy street. Worth it! 0000014279 00000 n 10 miles 4,100’ gain to 11,100’ above the sea. The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent. The wind and lower Probably 2-3 hours for a more photographic experience. DesertAdventures also adds: "Splitboarding, Snowboarding or Skiing is AWESOME Charleston, and the Harris Springs Trail heads to the south and then toward Griffith Peak's western slope. Today’s hike will begin at the Trail Canyon Trailhead in Kyle Canyon. There are breathtaking views the entire trail. Snow melts sooner on this route than the other routes to Griffith Peak, but there can be snow making for some great photos. Highly recommend. 0000303625 00000 n Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/. Las Vegas Trails. Whoever listed how many switchbacks there were thank you. 0000139295 00000 n Short and steep, but in good shape. 0000001339 00000 n Downed trees have been removed from the trail that were there last year. 0 Can be hiked as an out-and-back or a loop by connecting with one of several other trails. Follow the trail up until you reach the crest of the ridge (meadows area). 0000003579 00000 n Sign in book at the peak, USFS - Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Spring Mtns NRA (702) 515-5400, emerg (702) 872-5306. Charleston Peak (8 1/2 miles), and "just" reaching the crest of the ridge (4 miles up) and the lush meadows area (1/2 mile further) is a great sense of accomplishment and joy. Follow the Harris Springs Trail to the south. Griffith Peak has the best views of any … The entire hike was over 21mi but if you’re on the trail early and have the time, I highly recommend hitting both peaks while you’re up there. 0000004426 00000 n trailer Harris Springs route is easier but not prettier. Just before I got to the saddle I could hear the winds and was able to put a jacket on before I was bombarded with heavy gusts. From the sign, the South Loop Trail continues to the north toward Mt. 0000139561 00000 n From the junction, the route up Griffith Peak runs southeast along the ridge and heads up a spur trail following the west ridge. Charleston Wilderness Circuit Adventure Across to Charleston Peak Summit. Mount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood. ... On the way back, for whoever is feeling up to it and if the weather is fine, we will also go up to Griffith Peak. Around the 6 mile mark, the trail crosses the timberline, leaving the bristlecone pines. Follow directions for Echo Overlook or Cathedral Rock trail, but begin at the signed second trailhead within the picnic area, NOT the Cathedral Rock trailhead. its a victory once u get to the peak! Not sure of elevation gain but reached summit in 1 hour 44 minutes experienced hiker. The South Loop Trail leads directly to the Griffith Saddle from which both Griffith Peak and Mount Charleston are accessible. Go left onto the trail and head toward Griffith Peak. 0000074105 00000 n "6.9.19 Griffith peak #18, solo, 2nd time this week by the most heinous, rough route that ever existed in the universe. 0000004153 00000 n This is the easiest route to Mt. x�b```�)l�&��@��Y8n700�g�"�X� ��j�<6u�ǹ�s? The trail is 8.3 miles long and travels from the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area to the summit of Mount Charleston. To get to hiking trails that lead into the Mt. Charleston after I came off Griffith Peak via South Loop. After 4 miles you reach the junction for Griffith Peak Trail. I ended up hiking over to Mt. Charleston summit and back. This 5.7-mile loop tops three prominent summits on a panoramic tour of Griffith Park. Some truely magnificent alive bristlecones once you pass echo overlook. Views on top are worth it. I took 30 minutes at the top. Strenuous but breathtaking view on the entire way up & down. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mount Charleston Wilderness and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. 0000002811 00000 n Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. For more information, please see https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/ Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier. Very good trail, but the high elevation will work you good. This is a signed junction, turn L (SE) towards Harris Springs, and follow the L fork up the STEEP route along the ridgeline to the peak. Return via South Loop Trail. 0000002215 00000 n 0000001841 00000 n and be safe . Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 0000002950 00000 n This is a very strenuous, 9.7-mile round-trip hike that climbs about 3,400 vertical-feet from the Cathedral Rock Trailhead to the summit of Griffith Peak. This was an amazing hike. Travel approximately 17 miles to access the South Loop, Trail Canyon, and Fletcher Canyon Trails. Charleston from the South Loop trailhead as it is surprisingly only a half-mile (each way) diversion from the loop trail with about 300ft elevation gain. Beautiful. It's sure exhilarating to be at the top of the peak! 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Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. some pro hiker seems to just dash up and down there. 0000008096 00000 n Highly suggest to people building up to do Mt. 0000303358 00000 n The trail is easy to follow - keep straight at the intersection with Cathedral Rock trail as it goes right. Find More Hikes in … 0000007709 00000 n Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains, Griffith Peak Trail (via South Loop Trail) Cathedral Rock - South Loop Trailhead (view W) Overview. 0000139630 00000 n 0000185307 00000 n The views are spectacular here at 11,060' elevation, and I love the perspective of how Red Rock, Lovell, Trout, and Kyle all fit together within the Spring Mountains. Many downed trees, unstable earth and rocks made this an epic obstacle course. just taking a rest in switch back. Watch Out. Other than the standard warnings about hiking in the desert, ...this is a pretty safe hike. Upon reaching the ridge crest, Mt. 0000003210 00000 n ���]oo�����CU Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. Charleston summit and back. Access is currently available at Echo Way just to the west. Dominic N. Hosted by Dominic N. VegasHikers. Charleston. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la … Route and backpacking beta has been provided with a tribute to my adopted girl. Beautiful, but strenuous hike. Not a technical hike but a long ascent. 0000001076 00000 n 0000008518 00000 n Now the trail is completely clear all the way up and in fantastic condition. Note: As of 11/15/2020, this trailhead is currently closed. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 16.3 kilomètres très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. The switchbacks are never ending. Once back down, I continued on South Loop over to Charleston. 0000005701 00000 n * The trail begins with an easy ascent through pinon pines and scrub oak as it follows an old road for the first two miles. Trail starts on an abandon dirt road on the westside of Harris Mtn to Harris saddle then up the south flank of Griffith. The trail is in good shape, and the switchbacks help the climb feel not too terrible. At the end of the Griffith Lake Trail, turn left on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail North. 270 ft elevation gain Follow Griffith Lake dir e ctions above. If you want to bag Griffith Peak, it’s about 0.5 miles. recording wasnt accurate my phone before i plug in to my power bank. Overview: This trail provides "easy" access to 2 of Southern Nevada's highest peaks - Charleston and Griffith Peaks. * Griffith Peak Trail offers an interesting variety of vegetation along with spectacular views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Pahrump, Lovell Canyon, and Kyle Canyon. The trail then has a slow climb through a meadow. Charleston Peak via The South Loop Trail. Awesome trail. 0000185648 00000 n @%;@��qqK���� (f`�dd��� � ���}vF @�^0&0�a�ϐ� {��A�a��λeB�z*�̵9�w0l`�`f��Z5�A�A( f;�z#�f� n.� At noon I began my descent of the peak via the South Loop Trail. Counting each of the 39 switchbacks was a great way to distract myself from the difficulty of this trail. This is a 19.1 mile loop hike with 6100 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 8-11 hours to complete. The view at the top is worth it! Easy to follow trail, totally worth the view at the top. 0000004879 00000 n About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail. 0000001435 00000 n (The trail goes around Griffith Peak and back down to Harris Saddle. Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013. Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. This is a perfectly acceptable trail for seasoned and conditioned horses (only a few rocky, narrow spots), but there is no water along this route so you'll have to pack plenty. Overall a great trail, easy to navigate and filled with some nice views early on if you don't go all the way. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. but we made it very decent trail it take us a while to get there but we did it. As others have said the last 500 feet to the peak was a heartbreaker, but well worth it. Challenging. 0000005477 00000 n 8 0 obj <> endobj 0000185579 00000 n I hiked down this trail, reaching the saddle junction to the spur to the summit of Griffith Peak after about four miles. Saw seven bucks on the way up, they looked like they are used to people. A December sunset lights the sky over Griffith Peak (2020-12-06). Description. At either 1 or 1.25 miles from the start of the hike (depending on the trailhead you chose), Riverside Trail meets Vista Del Valle Drive, a paved trail through Griffith Park. 0000004854 00000 n Clear days will give you incredible views of blue waters of Lake Mead, Arizona mtns, Death Valley, Pahrump, Desert Wildlife Range -- and of course, the pink glass of Circus Circus or Luxor's glass pyramid reflecting the sunlight along the Las Vegas strip filled with those poor souls down in the valley. (See Photo 2.) Stay on the white-blazed LT/AT as it passes several side trails while gradually climbing towards the peak. Charleston Wilderness Area, take Nevada State Highway 95 to State Route 157 west. You’re at 10,700 feet now. 0000005590 00000 n Griffith Peak is southern Nevada's third highest, Nevada's 43rd highest peak. FYI - Bathrooms and water are now closed at the trailhead for the winter season. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier allez-retour de 10.1 miles très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. Also, the restaurant at the bottom will not let you use the restroom unless you are a paying customer. Short break at the saddle, then over to Griffith. Griffith Peak looking toward Las Vegas You begin to climb from your first step onto this trail, but you hike through some of the most lush, forested areas in these mountains. 0000002396 00000 n Reached Griffith Peak about 4h after hopping on trailhead. The trail climbs the south side of Kyle Canyon to the crest, follows the Griffith Peak Trail along the crest for a … 8 39 0000265045 00000 n The ultimate goal may be shortened depending on the participants acclimation to the higher elevations.. %%EOF Riverside Trail stops oscillating and begins a more determined ascent of the ridge below Glendale Peak. Lots of switchbacks which start around the 1.25 mile +/- For the effort you’ll expend getting there, this little deviation from the South Loop trail is hugely worth it. 0000140096 00000 n This trail finally reopened after being closed for the past three years due to the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013. view at peak (Calif to Ariz) startxref Whether you marvel at the rugged cliffs, wonder at the caves and it's possible users, listen to the water rushing over the rocky ledges back in the canyons; or just revel in the colors of wildflowers & grasses at your feet, the smell of pines, or the sounds of birds, butterflies, and the wind rustling through the aspens; every aching muscle will be worth it on the South Loop Trail. The trail is well maintained and, in fact, volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness were working on it when we descended. It does not go up to Griffith Peak.) * Shortly after leaving the road, the trail becomes steeper. It was tough hike. The final stretch is a strenuous ½ mile climb to a gorgeous view from Charleston Peak summit. 0000000016 00000 n Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. Reopening Griffith Peak Trail will give hikers additional access to alpine Bristlecone Pine forests, Griffith Peak (11,059 ft), and Charleston Peak (11,916 ft). The worst part and reason for 4 stars is the parking lot down at the beginning was slammed and there was no parking, except along side the busy street. Worth it! 0000014279 00000 n 10 miles 4,100’ gain to 11,100’ above the sea. The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent. The wind and lower Probably 2-3 hours for a more photographic experience. DesertAdventures also adds: "Splitboarding, Snowboarding or Skiing is AWESOME Charleston, and the Harris Springs Trail heads to the south and then toward Griffith Peak's western slope. Today’s hike will begin at the Trail Canyon Trailhead in Kyle Canyon. There are breathtaking views the entire trail. Snow melts sooner on this route than the other routes to Griffith Peak, but there can be snow making for some great photos. Highly recommend. 0000303625 00000 n Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/. Las Vegas Trails. Whoever listed how many switchbacks there were thank you. 0000139295 00000 n Short and steep, but in good shape. 0000001339 00000 n Downed trees have been removed from the trail that were there last year. 0 Can be hiked as an out-and-back or a loop by connecting with one of several other trails. Follow the trail up until you reach the crest of the ridge (meadows area). 0000003579 00000 n Sign in book at the peak, USFS - Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Spring Mtns NRA (702) 515-5400, emerg (702) 872-5306. Charleston Peak (8 1/2 miles), and "just" reaching the crest of the ridge (4 miles up) and the lush meadows area (1/2 mile further) is a great sense of accomplishment and joy. Follow the Harris Springs Trail to the south. Griffith Peak has the best views of any … The entire hike was over 21mi but if you’re on the trail early and have the time, I highly recommend hitting both peaks while you’re up there. 0000004426 00000 n trailer Harris Springs route is easier but not prettier. Just before I got to the saddle I could hear the winds and was able to put a jacket on before I was bombarded with heavy gusts. From the sign, the South Loop Trail continues to the north toward Mt. 0000139561 00000 n From the junction, the route up Griffith Peak runs southeast along the ridge and heads up a spur trail following the west ridge. Charleston Wilderness Circuit Adventure Across to Charleston Peak Summit. Mount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood. ... On the way back, for whoever is feeling up to it and if the weather is fine, we will also go up to Griffith Peak. Around the 6 mile mark, the trail crosses the timberline, leaving the bristlecone pines. Follow directions for Echo Overlook or Cathedral Rock trail, but begin at the signed second trailhead within the picnic area, NOT the Cathedral Rock trailhead. its a victory once u get to the peak! Not sure of elevation gain but reached summit in 1 hour 44 minutes experienced hiker. The South Loop Trail leads directly to the Griffith Saddle from which both Griffith Peak and Mount Charleston are accessible. Go left onto the trail and head toward Griffith Peak. 0000074105 00000 n "6.9.19 Griffith peak #18, solo, 2nd time this week by the most heinous, rough route that ever existed in the universe. 0000004153 00000 n This is the easiest route to Mt. x�b```�)l�&��@��Y8n700�g�"�X� ��j�<6u�ǹ�s? The trail is 8.3 miles long and travels from the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area to the summit of Mount Charleston. To get to hiking trails that lead into the Mt. Charleston after I came off Griffith Peak via South Loop. After 4 miles you reach the junction for Griffith Peak Trail. I ended up hiking over to Mt. Charleston summit and back. This 5.7-mile loop tops three prominent summits on a panoramic tour of Griffith Park. Some truely magnificent alive bristlecones once you pass echo overlook. Views on top are worth it. I took 30 minutes at the top. Strenuous but breathtaking view on the entire way up & down. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mount Charleston Wilderness and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. 0000002811 00000 n Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. For more information, please see https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/ Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier. Very good trail, but the high elevation will work you good. This is a signed junction, turn L (SE) towards Harris Springs, and follow the L fork up the STEEP route along the ridgeline to the peak. Return via South Loop Trail. 0000002215 00000 n 0000001841 00000 n and be safe . Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 0000002950 00000 n This is a very strenuous, 9.7-mile round-trip hike that climbs about 3,400 vertical-feet from the Cathedral Rock Trailhead to the summit of Griffith Peak. This was an amazing hike. Travel approximately 17 miles to access the South Loop, Trail Canyon, and Fletcher Canyon Trails. Charleston from the South Loop trailhead as it is surprisingly only a half-mile (each way) diversion from the loop trail with about 300ft elevation gain. Beautiful. It's sure exhilarating to be at the top of the peak! 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Continue on the South Loop Trail … Mazie Canyon Route: This is an off-trail scramble up Mazie Canyon to the ridge then to Griffith. 0000026199 00000 n We approach it via the south loop in Mt Charleston NV. It’s a short, strenuous trek to the peak. Before wildfire, the trail provided a quieter alternative to South Loop Trail and offered views of the back of Red Rock Canyon. Second Leg of the 4-Peak Mt. take your time and enjoy every moment of it. We hiked up the South Loop Trail to Griffith Peak. it our first time going up to this trail no pain no gain! We will follow the Trail Canyon trail to where it intersects with the North Loop Trail. At this junction you will hike to the right to continue on the South Loop Trail. A little confusing as the arrow points straight up. Here’s a closeup of the sign at this junction. This trail makes a great starting point to reach Griffith Peak, or you can continue to the Mt. The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent. Avalanche awareness is also a crucial part of the Griffith Peak winter experience, as a portion of the South Loop trail route travels across avalanche prone slopes in the area of Echo Cliffs. Better known to locals as Mount Charleston, it is located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity. 46 0 obj <>stream Mount Lee and the Hollywood Sign via Hollyridge Trail. Expect snow patches through end of June, it may be chilly & windy at the peak. 0000185933 00000 n Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Charleston is 4 miles to the north and Griffith Peak is 1/4 mile to the south. 0000186726 00000 n 0000007952 00000 n Griffith Peak is the third hightest peak in Nevada. During snow months, snowshoes and/or crampons and ice axe are generally needed. {:赳o݀�cڪQ���������"��. This trail makes a great starting point to reach Griffith Peak, or you can continue to the Mt. Follow the path up to Griffith Peak. This 6.4-mile hike crosses Griffith Park from Canyon Drive to the top of Mount Lee directly behind the landmark Hollywood Sign. Public group? Trailhead: South Loop Trail Griffith Peak in the Spring Mountains outside of Las Vegas is the third highest mountain in Southern Nevada. A part of the Mount Charleston massif, the peak is on the southeast end of the long summit ridgeline. It’s a nice place to catch your breath if the wind isn’t insane. Strenuous 3,100' climb with spectacular 360 deg. Then it’s up and down the North Loop Trail to the Raintree. Hiking trip report for Griffith Peak, Charleston Peak, Lee Peak Loop, located in Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Incredible views the entire way up and once you reach the summit. endstream endobj 9 0 obj <>/Metadata 6 0 R/Pages 5 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 10 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 11 0 obj <> endobj 12 0 obj <> endobj 13 0 obj <> endobj 14 0 obj <> endobj 15 0 obj <> endobj 16 0 obj <>stream H�\�_k� �w?�=�Ť]�$��-�aX���#�>��������~�'�������Q���F9�ƛ��j��5(-�}�r�,��Γǡ1�Ȅ �I��w3,^�x�%��N��� <<70FD2AD9382CD34597212FDE2582AB14>]>> Baker Peak via the Griffith Lake Trail and the Long Trail – MODERATE » 8 mi round trip, approx. xref Such a beautiful hike! A lot of effort is needed to make the climb, but the trail is a good one and the views from the top are well worth it. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et sa meilleure utilisation est de avril à octobre. Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. 0000008121 00000 n Headed up South Loop, which I always enjoy. In addition, Griffith Peak makes a great side trip for those heading for Mt. At the rim, the South Loop Trail joins the Griffith Peak Trail. In about 400 yards the trail divides. to the left is Griffith Peak and to the right is on to Mt Charleston. It's the most scenic route to Griffith Peak and there's no crowds like the South Loop trail. %PDF-1.5 %���� Las Vegas, NV: Turtlehead Peak Trail. 0000003844 00000 n Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. some pro hiker seems to just dash up and down there. 0000008096 00000 n Highly suggest to people building up to do Mt. 0000303358 00000 n The trail is easy to follow - keep straight at the intersection with Cathedral Rock trail as it goes right. Find More Hikes in … 0000007709 00000 n Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains, Griffith Peak Trail (via South Loop Trail) Cathedral Rock - South Loop Trailhead (view W) Overview. 0000139630 00000 n 0000185307 00000 n The views are spectacular here at 11,060' elevation, and I love the perspective of how Red Rock, Lovell, Trout, and Kyle all fit together within the Spring Mountains. Many downed trees, unstable earth and rocks made this an epic obstacle course. just taking a rest in switch back. Watch Out. Other than the standard warnings about hiking in the desert, ...this is a pretty safe hike. Upon reaching the ridge crest, Mt. 0000003210 00000 n ���]oo�����CU Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. Charleston summit and back. Access is currently available at Echo Way just to the west. Dominic N. Hosted by Dominic N. VegasHikers. Charleston. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la … Route and backpacking beta has been provided with a tribute to my adopted girl. Beautiful, but strenuous hike. Not a technical hike but a long ascent. 0000001076 00000 n 0000008518 00000 n Now the trail is completely clear all the way up and in fantastic condition. Note: As of 11/15/2020, this trailhead is currently closed. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 16.3 kilomètres très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. The switchbacks are never ending. Once back down, I continued on South Loop over to Charleston. 0000005701 00000 n * The trail begins with an easy ascent through pinon pines and scrub oak as it follows an old road for the first two miles. Trail starts on an abandon dirt road on the westside of Harris Mtn to Harris saddle then up the south flank of Griffith. The trail is in good shape, and the switchbacks help the climb feel not too terrible. At the end of the Griffith Lake Trail, turn left on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail North. 270 ft elevation gain Follow Griffith Lake dir e ctions above. If you want to bag Griffith Peak, it’s about 0.5 miles. recording wasnt accurate my phone before i plug in to my power bank. Overview: This trail provides "easy" access to 2 of Southern Nevada's highest peaks - Charleston and Griffith Peaks. * Griffith Peak Trail offers an interesting variety of vegetation along with spectacular views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Pahrump, Lovell Canyon, and Kyle Canyon. The trail then has a slow climb through a meadow. Charleston Peak via The South Loop Trail. Awesome trail. 0000185648 00000 n @%;@��qqK���� (f`�dd��� � ���}vF @�^0&0�a�ϐ� {��A�a��λeB�z*�̵9�w0l`�`f��Z5�A�A( f;�z#�f� n.� At noon I began my descent of the peak via the South Loop Trail. Counting each of the 39 switchbacks was a great way to distract myself from the difficulty of this trail. This is a 19.1 mile loop hike with 6100 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 8-11 hours to complete. The view at the top is worth it! Easy to follow trail, totally worth the view at the top. 0000004879 00000 n About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail. 0000001435 00000 n (The trail goes around Griffith Peak and back down to Harris Saddle. Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013. Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. This is a perfectly acceptable trail for seasoned and conditioned horses (only a few rocky, narrow spots), but there is no water along this route so you'll have to pack plenty. Overall a great trail, easy to navigate and filled with some nice views early on if you don't go all the way. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. but we made it very decent trail it take us a while to get there but we did it. As others have said the last 500 feet to the peak was a heartbreaker, but well worth it. Challenging. 0000005477 00000 n 8 0 obj <> endobj 0000185579 00000 n I hiked down this trail, reaching the saddle junction to the spur to the summit of Griffith Peak after about four miles. Saw seven bucks on the way up, they looked like they are used to people. A December sunset lights the sky over Griffith Peak (2020-12-06). Description. At either 1 or 1.25 miles from the start of the hike (depending on the trailhead you chose), Riverside Trail meets Vista Del Valle Drive, a paved trail through Griffith Park. 0000004854 00000 n Clear days will give you incredible views of blue waters of Lake Mead, Arizona mtns, Death Valley, Pahrump, Desert Wildlife Range -- and of course, the pink glass of Circus Circus or Luxor's glass pyramid reflecting the sunlight along the Las Vegas strip filled with those poor souls down in the valley. (See Photo 2.) Stay on the white-blazed LT/AT as it passes several side trails while gradually climbing towards the peak. Charleston Wilderness Area, take Nevada State Highway 95 to State Route 157 west. You’re at 10,700 feet now. 0000005590 00000 n Griffith Peak is southern Nevada's third highest, Nevada's 43rd highest peak. FYI - Bathrooms and water are now closed at the trailhead for the winter season. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier allez-retour de 10.1 miles très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. Also, the restaurant at the bottom will not let you use the restroom unless you are a paying customer. Short break at the saddle, then over to Griffith. Griffith Peak looking toward Las Vegas You begin to climb from your first step onto this trail, but you hike through some of the most lush, forested areas in these mountains. 0000002396 00000 n Reached Griffith Peak about 4h after hopping on trailhead. The trail climbs the south side of Kyle Canyon to the crest, follows the Griffith Peak Trail along the crest for a … 8 39 0000265045 00000 n The ultimate goal may be shortened depending on the participants acclimation to the higher elevations.. %%EOF Riverside Trail stops oscillating and begins a more determined ascent of the ridge below Glendale Peak. Lots of switchbacks which start around the 1.25 mile +/- For the effort you’ll expend getting there, this little deviation from the South Loop trail is hugely worth it. 0000140096 00000 n This trail finally reopened after being closed for the past three years due to the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013. view at peak (Calif to Ariz) startxref Whether you marvel at the rugged cliffs, wonder at the caves and it's possible users, listen to the water rushing over the rocky ledges back in the canyons; or just revel in the colors of wildflowers & grasses at your feet, the smell of pines, or the sounds of birds, butterflies, and the wind rustling through the aspens; every aching muscle will be worth it on the South Loop Trail. The trail is well maintained and, in fact, volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness were working on it when we descended. It does not go up to Griffith Peak.) * Shortly after leaving the road, the trail becomes steeper. It was tough hike. The final stretch is a strenuous ½ mile climb to a gorgeous view from Charleston Peak summit. 0000000016 00000 n Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. Reopening Griffith Peak Trail will give hikers additional access to alpine Bristlecone Pine forests, Griffith Peak (11,059 ft), and Charleston Peak (11,916 ft). The worst part and reason for 4 stars is the parking lot down at the beginning was slammed and there was no parking, except along side the busy street. Worth it! 0000014279 00000 n 10 miles 4,100’ gain to 11,100’ above the sea. The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent. The wind and lower Probably 2-3 hours for a more photographic experience. DesertAdventures also adds: "Splitboarding, Snowboarding or Skiing is AWESOME Charleston, and the Harris Springs Trail heads to the south and then toward Griffith Peak's western slope. Today’s hike will begin at the Trail Canyon Trailhead in Kyle Canyon. There are breathtaking views the entire trail. Snow melts sooner on this route than the other routes to Griffith Peak, but there can be snow making for some great photos. Highly recommend. 0000303625 00000 n Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/. Las Vegas Trails. Whoever listed how many switchbacks there were thank you. 0000139295 00000 n Short and steep, but in good shape. 0000001339 00000 n Downed trees have been removed from the trail that were there last year. 0 Can be hiked as an out-and-back or a loop by connecting with one of several other trails. Follow the trail up until you reach the crest of the ridge (meadows area). 0000003579 00000 n Sign in book at the peak, USFS - Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Spring Mtns NRA (702) 515-5400, emerg (702) 872-5306. Charleston Peak (8 1/2 miles), and "just" reaching the crest of the ridge (4 miles up) and the lush meadows area (1/2 mile further) is a great sense of accomplishment and joy. Follow the Harris Springs Trail to the south. Griffith Peak has the best views of any … The entire hike was over 21mi but if you’re on the trail early and have the time, I highly recommend hitting both peaks while you’re up there. 0000004426 00000 n trailer Harris Springs route is easier but not prettier. Just before I got to the saddle I could hear the winds and was able to put a jacket on before I was bombarded with heavy gusts. From the sign, the South Loop Trail continues to the north toward Mt. 0000139561 00000 n From the junction, the route up Griffith Peak runs southeast along the ridge and heads up a spur trail following the west ridge. Charleston Wilderness Circuit Adventure Across to Charleston Peak Summit. Mount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood. ... On the way back, for whoever is feeling up to it and if the weather is fine, we will also go up to Griffith Peak. Around the 6 mile mark, the trail crosses the timberline, leaving the bristlecone pines. Follow directions for Echo Overlook or Cathedral Rock trail, but begin at the signed second trailhead within the picnic area, NOT the Cathedral Rock trailhead. its a victory once u get to the peak! Not sure of elevation gain but reached summit in 1 hour 44 minutes experienced hiker. The South Loop Trail leads directly to the Griffith Saddle from which both Griffith Peak and Mount Charleston are accessible. Go left onto the trail and head toward Griffith Peak. 0000074105 00000 n "6.9.19 Griffith peak #18, solo, 2nd time this week by the most heinous, rough route that ever existed in the universe. 0000004153 00000 n This is the easiest route to Mt. x�b```�)l�&��@��Y8n700�g�"�X� ��j�<6u�ǹ�s? The trail is 8.3 miles long and travels from the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area to the summit of Mount Charleston. To get to hiking trails that lead into the Mt. Charleston after I came off Griffith Peak via South Loop. After 4 miles you reach the junction for Griffith Peak Trail. I ended up hiking over to Mt. Charleston summit and back. This 5.7-mile loop tops three prominent summits on a panoramic tour of Griffith Park. Some truely magnificent alive bristlecones once you pass echo overlook. Views on top are worth it. I took 30 minutes at the top. Strenuous but breathtaking view on the entire way up & down. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mount Charleston Wilderness and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. 0000002811 00000 n Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. For more information, please see https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/ Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier. Very good trail, but the high elevation will work you good. This is a signed junction, turn L (SE) towards Harris Springs, and follow the L fork up the STEEP route along the ridgeline to the peak. Return via South Loop Trail. 0000002215 00000 n 0000001841 00000 n and be safe . Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 0000002950 00000 n This is a very strenuous, 9.7-mile round-trip hike that climbs about 3,400 vertical-feet from the Cathedral Rock Trailhead to the summit of Griffith Peak. This was an amazing hike. Travel approximately 17 miles to access the South Loop, Trail Canyon, and Fletcher Canyon Trails. Charleston from the South Loop trailhead as it is surprisingly only a half-mile (each way) diversion from the loop trail with about 300ft elevation gain. Beautiful. It's sure exhilarating to be at the top of the peak! 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In about 400 yards the trail divides. to the left is Griffith Peak and to the right is on to Mt Charleston. It's the most scenic route to Griffith Peak and there's no crowds like the South Loop trail. %PDF-1.5 %���� Las Vegas, NV: Turtlehead Peak Trail. 0000003844 00000 n Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. some pro hiker seems to just dash up and down there. 0000008096 00000 n Highly suggest to people building up to do Mt. 0000303358 00000 n The trail is easy to follow - keep straight at the intersection with Cathedral Rock trail as it goes right. Find More Hikes in … 0000007709 00000 n Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains, Griffith Peak Trail (via South Loop Trail) Cathedral Rock - South Loop Trailhead (view W) Overview. 0000139630 00000 n 0000185307 00000 n The views are spectacular here at 11,060' elevation, and I love the perspective of how Red Rock, Lovell, Trout, and Kyle all fit together within the Spring Mountains. Many downed trees, unstable earth and rocks made this an epic obstacle course. just taking a rest in switch back. Watch Out. Other than the standard warnings about hiking in the desert, ...this is a pretty safe hike. Upon reaching the ridge crest, Mt. 0000003210 00000 n ���]oo�����CU Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. Charleston summit and back. Access is currently available at Echo Way just to the west. Dominic N. Hosted by Dominic N. VegasHikers. Charleston. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la … Route and backpacking beta has been provided with a tribute to my adopted girl. Beautiful, but strenuous hike. Not a technical hike but a long ascent. 0000001076 00000 n 0000008518 00000 n Now the trail is completely clear all the way up and in fantastic condition. Note: As of 11/15/2020, this trailhead is currently closed. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 16.3 kilomètres très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. The switchbacks are never ending. Once back down, I continued on South Loop over to Charleston. 0000005701 00000 n * The trail begins with an easy ascent through pinon pines and scrub oak as it follows an old road for the first two miles. Trail starts on an abandon dirt road on the westside of Harris Mtn to Harris saddle then up the south flank of Griffith. The trail is in good shape, and the switchbacks help the climb feel not too terrible. At the end of the Griffith Lake Trail, turn left on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail North. 270 ft elevation gain Follow Griffith Lake dir e ctions above. If you want to bag Griffith Peak, it’s about 0.5 miles. recording wasnt accurate my phone before i plug in to my power bank. Overview: This trail provides "easy" access to 2 of Southern Nevada's highest peaks - Charleston and Griffith Peaks. * Griffith Peak Trail offers an interesting variety of vegetation along with spectacular views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Pahrump, Lovell Canyon, and Kyle Canyon. The trail then has a slow climb through a meadow. Charleston Peak via The South Loop Trail. Awesome trail. 0000185648 00000 n @%;@��qqK���� (f`�dd��� � ���}vF @�^0&0�a�ϐ� {��A�a��λeB�z*�̵9�w0l`�`f��Z5�A�A( f;�z#�f� n.� At noon I began my descent of the peak via the South Loop Trail. Counting each of the 39 switchbacks was a great way to distract myself from the difficulty of this trail. This is a 19.1 mile loop hike with 6100 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 8-11 hours to complete. The view at the top is worth it! Easy to follow trail, totally worth the view at the top. 0000004879 00000 n About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail. 0000001435 00000 n (The trail goes around Griffith Peak and back down to Harris Saddle. Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013. Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. This is a perfectly acceptable trail for seasoned and conditioned horses (only a few rocky, narrow spots), but there is no water along this route so you'll have to pack plenty. Overall a great trail, easy to navigate and filled with some nice views early on if you don't go all the way. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. but we made it very decent trail it take us a while to get there but we did it. As others have said the last 500 feet to the peak was a heartbreaker, but well worth it. Challenging. 0000005477 00000 n 8 0 obj <> endobj 0000185579 00000 n I hiked down this trail, reaching the saddle junction to the spur to the summit of Griffith Peak after about four miles. Saw seven bucks on the way up, they looked like they are used to people. A December sunset lights the sky over Griffith Peak (2020-12-06). Description. At either 1 or 1.25 miles from the start of the hike (depending on the trailhead you chose), Riverside Trail meets Vista Del Valle Drive, a paved trail through Griffith Park. 0000004854 00000 n Clear days will give you incredible views of blue waters of Lake Mead, Arizona mtns, Death Valley, Pahrump, Desert Wildlife Range -- and of course, the pink glass of Circus Circus or Luxor's glass pyramid reflecting the sunlight along the Las Vegas strip filled with those poor souls down in the valley. (See Photo 2.) Stay on the white-blazed LT/AT as it passes several side trails while gradually climbing towards the peak. Charleston Wilderness Area, take Nevada State Highway 95 to State Route 157 west. You’re at 10,700 feet now. 0000005590 00000 n Griffith Peak is southern Nevada's third highest, Nevada's 43rd highest peak. FYI - Bathrooms and water are now closed at the trailhead for the winter season. Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier allez-retour de 10.1 miles très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. Also, the restaurant at the bottom will not let you use the restroom unless you are a paying customer. Short break at the saddle, then over to Griffith. Griffith Peak looking toward Las Vegas You begin to climb from your first step onto this trail, but you hike through some of the most lush, forested areas in these mountains. 0000002396 00000 n Reached Griffith Peak about 4h after hopping on trailhead. The trail climbs the south side of Kyle Canyon to the crest, follows the Griffith Peak Trail along the crest for a … 8 39 0000265045 00000 n The ultimate goal may be shortened depending on the participants acclimation to the higher elevations.. %%EOF Riverside Trail stops oscillating and begins a more determined ascent of the ridge below Glendale Peak. Lots of switchbacks which start around the 1.25 mile +/- For the effort you’ll expend getting there, this little deviation from the South Loop trail is hugely worth it. 0000140096 00000 n This trail finally reopened after being closed for the past three years due to the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013. view at peak (Calif to Ariz) startxref Whether you marvel at the rugged cliffs, wonder at the caves and it's possible users, listen to the water rushing over the rocky ledges back in the canyons; or just revel in the colors of wildflowers & grasses at your feet, the smell of pines, or the sounds of birds, butterflies, and the wind rustling through the aspens; every aching muscle will be worth it on the South Loop Trail. The trail is well maintained and, in fact, volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness were working on it when we descended. It does not go up to Griffith Peak.) * Shortly after leaving the road, the trail becomes steeper. It was tough hike. The final stretch is a strenuous ½ mile climb to a gorgeous view from Charleston Peak summit. 0000000016 00000 n Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. Reopening Griffith Peak Trail will give hikers additional access to alpine Bristlecone Pine forests, Griffith Peak (11,059 ft), and Charleston Peak (11,916 ft). The worst part and reason for 4 stars is the parking lot down at the beginning was slammed and there was no parking, except along side the busy street. Worth it! 0000014279 00000 n 10 miles 4,100’ gain to 11,100’ above the sea. The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent. The wind and lower Probably 2-3 hours for a more photographic experience. DesertAdventures also adds: "Splitboarding, Snowboarding or Skiing is AWESOME Charleston, and the Harris Springs Trail heads to the south and then toward Griffith Peak's western slope. Today’s hike will begin at the Trail Canyon Trailhead in Kyle Canyon. There are breathtaking views the entire trail. Snow melts sooner on this route than the other routes to Griffith Peak, but there can be snow making for some great photos. Highly recommend. 0000303625 00000 n Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/. Las Vegas Trails. Whoever listed how many switchbacks there were thank you. 0000139295 00000 n Short and steep, but in good shape. 0000001339 00000 n Downed trees have been removed from the trail that were there last year. 0 Can be hiked as an out-and-back or a loop by connecting with one of several other trails. Follow the trail up until you reach the crest of the ridge (meadows area). 0000003579 00000 n Sign in book at the peak, USFS - Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Spring Mtns NRA (702) 515-5400, emerg (702) 872-5306. Charleston Peak (8 1/2 miles), and "just" reaching the crest of the ridge (4 miles up) and the lush meadows area (1/2 mile further) is a great sense of accomplishment and joy. Follow the Harris Springs Trail to the south. Griffith Peak has the best views of any … The entire hike was over 21mi but if you’re on the trail early and have the time, I highly recommend hitting both peaks while you’re up there. 0000004426 00000 n trailer Harris Springs route is easier but not prettier. Just before I got to the saddle I could hear the winds and was able to put a jacket on before I was bombarded with heavy gusts. From the sign, the South Loop Trail continues to the north toward Mt. 0000139561 00000 n From the junction, the route up Griffith Peak runs southeast along the ridge and heads up a spur trail following the west ridge. Charleston Wilderness Circuit Adventure Across to Charleston Peak Summit. Mount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood. ... On the way back, for whoever is feeling up to it and if the weather is fine, we will also go up to Griffith Peak. Around the 6 mile mark, the trail crosses the timberline, leaving the bristlecone pines. Follow directions for Echo Overlook or Cathedral Rock trail, but begin at the signed second trailhead within the picnic area, NOT the Cathedral Rock trailhead. its a victory once u get to the peak! Not sure of elevation gain but reached summit in 1 hour 44 minutes experienced hiker. The South Loop Trail leads directly to the Griffith Saddle from which both Griffith Peak and Mount Charleston are accessible. Go left onto the trail and head toward Griffith Peak. 0000074105 00000 n "6.9.19 Griffith peak #18, solo, 2nd time this week by the most heinous, rough route that ever existed in the universe. 0000004153 00000 n This is the easiest route to Mt. x�b```�)l�&��@��Y8n700�g�"�X� ��j�<6u�ǹ�s? The trail is 8.3 miles long and travels from the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area to the summit of Mount Charleston. To get to hiking trails that lead into the Mt. Charleston after I came off Griffith Peak via South Loop. After 4 miles you reach the junction for Griffith Peak Trail. I ended up hiking over to Mt. Charleston summit and back. This 5.7-mile loop tops three prominent summits on a panoramic tour of Griffith Park. Some truely magnificent alive bristlecones once you pass echo overlook. Views on top are worth it. I took 30 minutes at the top. Strenuous but breathtaking view on the entire way up & down. It is within Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mount Charleston Wilderness and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. 0000002811 00000 n Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. For more information, please see https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/ Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier. Very good trail, but the high elevation will work you good. This is a signed junction, turn L (SE) towards Harris Springs, and follow the L fork up the STEEP route along the ridgeline to the peak. Return via South Loop Trail. 0000002215 00000 n 0000001841 00000 n and be safe . Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 0000002950 00000 n This is a very strenuous, 9.7-mile round-trip hike that climbs about 3,400 vertical-feet from the Cathedral Rock Trailhead to the summit of Griffith Peak. This was an amazing hike. Travel approximately 17 miles to access the South Loop, Trail Canyon, and Fletcher Canyon Trails. Charleston from the South Loop trailhead as it is surprisingly only a half-mile (each way) diversion from the loop trail with about 300ft elevation gain. Beautiful. It's sure exhilarating to be at the top of the peak! 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