Kraft Mountain Peak Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The skinny: not that exciting of a hike, almost teases you with just doing Turtlehead Peak as opposed to trying to find Kraft Mountain peak.
From the parking lot you follow the Kraft Mountain loop trail and go up Hell Hill Trail. (15-20mins)
Then through Rattlesnake Trail you'll come to a junction, go right onto Upper Gateway Canyon Trail. From there the peak is literally in front of you, you just have to make sure you're not wasting your time going up the wrong one. If you walk up the UGC Trail, you'll see the trail, but not too visible. Don't give up when you can't find it, cause you're so close!
about an hour-1.5hrs each way at a slow & steady pace with minor breaks in between.
Have a video of the hike up the point where I went up the wrong peak the first time lol
awesome hike overall, saw a gila monster scurry by once in the wash area. trails do seem to disappear easily. sandstone cliffs are beautiful.
I'm still not sure if I actually did it. the closer you get to the mountain, the harder it got to make out the trail. it does have a nice view and a good mix inclines and declines.