Trail Canyon Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, NV that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Trail and cross country hike to the second highest summit in southern Nevada The hike starts at Trail Canyon trailhead. The trail weaves through aspens and climbs steadily to the intersection of the North Loop trail. (Two miles from the trailhead.) The North Loop trail heads west traveling through an area destroyed by a fire years ago. In 1.25 miles from the intersection of the two trails, the hike leaves the trail and climbs a steep scree slope. Bristlecone pines, the oldest living tree, are abundant at the top of the scree slope. A faint path heads east and climbs to the west side of Mummy Mountain. The path curves north, becomes easy to follow, and leads to a Class 2 chute. The summit lies at the top of the chute.
Hard but rewarding
This was very strenuous. Hard for inexperienced hikers but well worth the climb for the view. i would say best times to go are march-june and sept-nov.
This hike is *not* a hike up Mummy Mountain. This hike is more properly called the Trail Canyon Trail, and it is documented elsewhere on this site by this name. This hike does lead you to about a quarter mile from the "mummy's toe", and it can be a starting point for a traverse of the entire mummy, but that information is not available on this page.
If you want to climb Mummy Mountain, the usual way to get to the "toe" is to take the Mummy Springs hike and then continue on. The easiest way to climb the various parts of the "head" is to start from Lee Canyon Road. Either way, this particular hike description is redundant and misleading. It's still a fine hike, though. My rating is for the review and not for the hike. I'm hoping it will help lead folks to better information elsewhere in the Alltrails site.
Beautiful, snow was easy to get through, layer up
It is a beautiful hike, kind of difficult but so worth it. The view is amazing.
This is a difficult trial. Not for the inexperienced or out of shape! I started from the Trial Canyon trailhead and turned left at the junction of North Loop and had fantastic views of Mount Charleston and Kyle Canyon the whole way. The first few miles are on a well traveled trail that is doable for anyone who can handle some elevation. The hard part comes when you turn right (up) off of the North Loop trail and begin the ascent on deep, loose gravel. It is marked rather crudely...a large M carved into a tree, so it can be easy to pass. After completing the gravel terrain park the "trail" can get a bit tricky to follow as the rains cover things easily since this part is not popularly traveled. There is a small scrambling section and then you have basically reached the summit. This is the best part! The 360° views are a blessing and the body of the mummy offers a relatively flat reprieve and cool temps, great place for lunch. This trail requires good shoes, knees, balance, altitude tolerance, endurance, and companionship (but not dogs once on the Mummy portion). BRING PLENTY OF WATER AND FOOD AND CHECK FOR TICKS.
This is a gorgeous trail. Rigorous for inexperienced climbers or young kids but the view is worth it in the end. It intersects with the north loop and is also part of deer creek trail.
love this trail pretty strenuous 2 miles to the junction to the north loop or 6 more miles to charleston peak...have hiked this 4 or 5 times and great view of mummy mountain when you arrive at the junction....not crowded but not secluded by any means....this is the way to go for a great strenuous but not overbearing way to get to charleston peak.....
Ok, I just looked at this one on our honey moon and decided not for me. Nice drive up though!
Bring your "A", "B", and "C" game for this hike! The view is totally worth the hard work...I had to add more pictures to this trail. I would love to keep this a hidden trail, but I dont see people doing this more than once a year. You gain about 3,000ft in elevation, its about 10 miles in and back. We took Raintree and Mummy Springs then just kept going, up and up! There is a place where you can go left towards Mummy Toe (that will be another day) but to make it to the summit follow the trail. Lots of little rock pills but its still hard to follow the trail at times due to rain. When you reach the wash or the scree chute as birdandhike.com (which I recommend to follow) call it, try and follow the green arrow picture I posted that curves left then right, when you turn right it looks a lot harder than what it really is, keep going! I dont recommend this hike to anyone with knee or ankle problems, also hiking shoes are a MUST. This trail shows dog friendly, however, as a dog owner I DONT recommend this for dogs past mummy springs. The view is amazing and the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable. Just make sure and start early. Have fun!
Nice trail and not too crowded, but not totally unused, either. Great late season hike for those that miss the fall colors from back east. Plenty of birch trees changing all shades of gold in late September. The weather can change quickly so watch the forecast before you go.
it was alright we spent the at cave springs pretty cool we were back packing
Great hike to work on getting used to the elevation change for the peak
It was my first hike in a long while and I am looking forward to doing it again. Nice. great view and smelled great. Cool air. and I missed the color Green.
Great hike. Did with my 2 dogs, their feet were pretty beat up afterwards. The scree shoot was still filled with snow and there were also small snowfields to cross. One of my dogs slid down one field for about 400 feet, very scary. Camped on top of Mummy's Tummy for the night. Big flat area the size of a couple football fields to camp. Good views of Sierra Nevadas (Mt. Whitney), Telescope Peak, Lake Mead, the Strip. Tough hike, an honest 5 miles UP.