I love Lone for some morning cardio. I like to run/climb up the very west side which is not path that most take. It's a bit more strenuous. Once you reach the peak, you have to come back down the dreaded loose gravel. MOMENTUM!!!!
It's good for a quickie!
Lone Mountain is a great short hike. Good exercise and a nice view. It is mostly hard volcanic rock. There is a neat concrete bench half way up. Nice view from the bench as well as the summit. There is NO shade and normally very hot but the hike is short enough you might be ok if you forget your water bottle. Most young kids can climb this. Ok for dogs too.
Parked at the Lone Mountain Discovery Park off Jensen Drive by the horse stables and walked the loop which turned out to be a little over 2 miles. Found the trail leading up to the top on the back side from where we started so we will be going back to complete the hike to the top. Best to park in the lot off Vegas Vista Drive if you are going to take the hike to the top - trailhead is right there.
Hike to the top is a little over 1 mile roundtrip- also, this will depend if you go all the way up to the right.