My favorite vantage point of the Las Vegas valley. Views of all the mountain ranges, Lake Mead/Colorado River area, California, Arizona. Bring plenty of water and plan on 4-5 hours, unless trail running. Wildlife and flowers are at their peak in spring (April-May). Easy hike except for the last climb, which can take 30-45 mins depending on stops. Great hike for families as long as kids can go the distance (our youngest did this hike at age 3 but needed help at the end). Get out early, pack a lunch and enjoy the highest peak on the south side of the valley.
I followed the loop suggested by BLM, the ones who put the trail marker, and I did reach the top however, the trail afterwards was not well-defined and it was easy to go off-trail. I did the hike this morning with 95+degree weather and I would highly recommend to bring a lot of water and a buddy when doing this because right around 9:30 the Temperature skyrocketed and looking for those trail markers was a b****. I would recommend the trails done by people usually instead of the loops (bring a buddy for it). Overall, amazing wildlife and faunas. Challenging towards the end but the view is so worth it!
This hike was amazing! It's a strenuous hike that requires a good hiking shoes esp the one that has a good grip. The last mile is difficult as you would have to scramble your way up to the summit, it is very steep. Be careful with loose/sharp rocks when scrambling, it would also help if you wear a glove. Other than that, just watch out for snakes, enjoy the view on the top, log in on the logbook/notebook inside the ammo box. But it is almost filled so bring a new one if you could and a pen. The American flag is still there, take a lot of pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views of the whole Las Vegas valley.
This hike was good. Best to go early morning , trail can get a bit crowded later in the afternoon, especially on the weekends. The first 2/3 of the trail is great, last 1/3 of it pretty steep. Wear really good hiking shoes. Probably will do this hike a couple times a month.