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.
The 2 mile trail around base of Lone mountain was like a level walk in park. The mile or so to the summit & back was more challenging with steep inclines, loose rock, etc. Overall it's a great way to spend a couple of hours & great view of entire LV valley.
I run the loop all the time, but this was my first time hiking to the summit. It's more challenging than I expected, but nothing crazy or anything a new hiker couldn't handle. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views along the way