dogs on leash
off road driving
cross country skiing
Do not do this hike without suffient water even in May! I did this in May with only a bottle of Vitamin Water and nearly passed out. Now if I had had a hydration pack and it was late afternoon or early morning it would've been a different story!
Overall, a very easy walk on pave walkways.
This is a lovely trail and the alltrails description is accurate. It is, however, apparently used as a local dog park. Most hikers had dogs, few of whom were leashed (per posted rules, dogs should be leashed). The trail is narrow and the crowd of hikers and dogs we met when we were hiking back out made the trail uncomfortably congested. And sadly, the half mile or so of the trail on county land before the Wilderness boundary was amply littered with dog poop, in spite of signs and clean-up bags provided at the trailhead. It might take a group of concerned citizens to turn around what is clearly an entrenched culture of usage.
A solid hike that shoots you right up into an uphill climb from the start. There are some long stretches of uphill climb with loose rocks on the ground, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
while driving east on lake mead blvd you'll see a fence with steel wires for rope, that's where you'll need to park - there won't be any signs pointing to the trail.
You start off with a decent uphill trek, followed by a an even longer uphill climb followed by several switchbacks. At the top you'll feel as though you've reached the top, but will be surprised to find out you have another totally different hill to climb lol. Same pattern: long uphill stretch, followed by a few more switchbacks. But there is much better footing on the final hill so the climb up isn't that difficult.
Bring lots of water & some food to reenergize before heading back (especially if you're planning on doing this in the summer) - and enjoy the view at the top!!!
Overall this hike will give your legs an amazing workout, and the view at the top of Vegas is amazing.
Uploaded a few pics to give you a better idea~
A very nicely maintained trail. Waterfall was a great surprise. Found it a very easy trail to navigate and although it was well over 10,000 feet, it didn't feel it. Views at the top were amazing. Here's our full write up.
We hiked Job's Peak as the third peak in the Tahoe Triple Crown which includes Freel Peak, Job's Peak and Job's sister. It was a crazy windy day with gusts over 50mph at Job's sister. The descent down the back side of Job's Sister was crazy sandy and very deep. We slid most of the way down. 12 miles in total. A GREAT way to spend the day, but would avoid a super windy day. For the most part, the trails were easy to follow. We have a full write up of all of the peaks at http://hustzkergies.blogspot.com/2016/09/TahoeTripleCrown.html
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.