Raintree Trail ist ein 5.3 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Mount Charleston, Nevada. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und geritten werden. Die Route ist am besten von Juni bis November zugänglich. Hunde und Pferde sind auf dem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 5.3 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,833 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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Steep switchbacks and the altitude will test your endurance on this hike. Views of surrounding peaks and valleys should make it worth while. If the views don't impress you, perhaps the magical feeling of walking underneath the Bristlecone Pines will. These trees have been living here since before the Roman Empire and deserve our love and respect -- there is an "Alice in Wonderland", or surreal feeling about this hike. If you travel quietly (sunrise or sunset), you could see deer, and perhaps mountain lion tracks. If there has been snow, the trail may be impassable, even through May. The trail is extremely well marked and easy to follow -- just keep climbing. Downhill is a breeze. Once you're at Raintree, it's only 1/3 mile to Mummy Springs (trailhead/sign at Raintree). Please respect the Bristlecones (as well as the other trees) and do NOT remove or deface them in any way, even dead braches lying on the ground. Forested hike with ponderosa pine and white fir.

wandern
3 months ago

Great trail. Kicked our flatlander butts! The bristlecone pine forest was magical. Really neat experience seeing something 3000+ years old. Views were great. Only saw 5 other hikers the entire day...on a holiday Monday in October!

wandern
steinig
3 months ago

This was used as our first backpacking trip. And boy did we bite off more than we can chew! We survived but extremely exhausted. But it sure was beautiful! You get some phenomenal views! Well worth the pain and torture! Sure is one for the books! I will recommend it to any experienced hiker!

wandern
steinig
3 months ago

It was 3 miles of switchbacks to get to Rain Tree - Mummy Springs is beyond that. Total ~6.5 out and back without the Mummy Springs part of the trail. Beautiful views from Rain Tree.

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steinig
3 months ago

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

aufgezeichnet Raintree Trail

wandern
4 months ago

Very lightly trafficked if you leave at sunrise! Raintree is incredible. The hardest part is the gain in elevation. Otherwise it was a very clearly marked trail with loose gravel and some steep switchbacks. No scrambling or anything very hard to maneuver.

wandern
4 months ago

Make sure to bring enough water, the switchbacks are def hard for the first 2.5 miles, after it’s totally easy! Great views!

wandern
4 months ago

Great hike and awesome to see an organism that has been alive over 3,000 years. However, taking the north loop my gps recorded 7.4 miles round trip; 3.7 miles each way, and 1,759 ft elevation gain.Plan on spending 4-5 hours if you want enjoy yourself and spend some time at the Raintree.

wandern
5 months ago

Hard trail lots of switchbacks but awesome views. All trails is wrong in length of trail. From parking to tree GPS only tracked 2.7 miles. Windy at the top.

wandern
5 months ago

This trail was fun. North Trail immediately gets your heart pumping as you head up but there are two spots along the way that are some relief and allow for some easy steps and fantastic pictures. I clocked in over 7 miles.

wandern
5 months ago

Very busy trail

wandern
5 months ago

Steep climb up but it’s all worth it for the views and the staggering sight of Raintree. Easy run down!

wandern
5 months ago

App says 7 plus miles. Used my gps and got 5.9 miles from parking lot to Raintree and back to parking lot. Overall nice hike with plenty of shade. Elevation on trail tops off at just over 10,000ft at saddle just before the downward part towards Raintree. Lots of switchbacks. Trail is easy to navigate. Cool looking trees about one and a half miles in.

wandern
5 months ago

Amazing! But difficult! Not a beginners hike at all! Watch for altitude sickness!

wandern
5 months ago

Good hike, just challenging enough. good views.

wandern
6 months ago

Terrific half day activity if you are in the Vegas area and want to escape the madness. About a 40 minute drive from the strip. Minor prep/provisions required with a relatively easy hike up/back with huge payoff views. Hiking poles will help; an awesome half day for those in good shape.

wandern
6 months ago

The trail starts ascending fairly quickly and it’s steady uphill climb with plenty of switchbacks. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. A good mix of sun and shade, with plenty of shady patches along the way to rest and catch your breath while enjoying the beautiful views. After about 2 miles in you enter a haunting Bristlecone forest and get to walk among these amazing snarled and twisted ancient beauties, before you finally reach the majestic Raintree which is the highlight of the hike. By the way, the trail oddly shows continuing past Raintree (at the Mummy Springs trail junction sign) but there is really no need to continue further as the Bristlecone trees start to gradually become more sparse and nothing in particular worth hiking toward. I recommend instead to take the split to Mummy springs if you feel like hiking further.

wandern
7 months ago

Highly recommend this one... also, it adds very little time and effort to add a stop at Raintree. Views are spectacular, and being in and amongst the trees most of the way is great for shade and is gorgeous too.

wandern
7 months ago

Fantastic and pretty challenging hike with great scenery. The snow is finally (almost) gone.

wandern
7 months ago

The snow is now gone! I love this hike, need to go back and take it around to mummy :)

wandern
schnee
7 months ago

Didn’t quite make it to Raintree as the snow was a bit of a burden yet did about 2.75 miles in up North Loop and back. A bit of a steady incline on the ascent. Will be heading back in a month or so to complete my quest.

wandern
schnee
8 months ago

Still a lot of snow on the trail and I was not fully prepared for just how much. The snow was relatively light at first, but by about halfway up I was scrambling, often on all fours, in deep snow; sometimes up to 5 feet deep. Although I have done this hike several times in the summer, the trail was very hard to follow without relying on GPS. I was able to make it up to the Raintree after three hours in my worn out New Balances, but some dude blew right by me with ski poles and crampons. Moral of the story? Wear the right gear and have a great time. I still had a great time on this beautiful day, but my lack of preparation made it a little miserable at times.

wandern
10 months ago

Took my dog to the Raintree. Steep climbing but worth the effort. Some incredible views of the valley, the desert, and Charleston Peak. Round trip to the tree is only 5.2 miles.

Tue Sep 11 2018

hard but rewarding! the waterfall at the end is frozen in March

Wed Sep 05 2018

Wow. The movie-set-looking creepy forest near the Raintree is out of this world.

Sat Aug 25 2018

Very tough. Stopped at raintree, so we didn't do the last bit. Still great.

wandern
Sun Aug 19 2018

This trail goes is incorrectly mapped and goes further than raintree. Raintree is the tree that stands over the junction with Mummy Spring trail. I was a little confused how this could have a harder rating than Mummy Spring when it is 9/10ths of Mummy Spring. After you pass the bald spot, be sure to take the switchbacks nice and slow. Well trafficked, amazing views, be sure to check the forecast during monsoon season though, storms and lightning are pretty much guaranteed if moisture is around (July-September).

Sat Aug 18 2018

The views are so awesome! Before the switch backs you can see Lake Mead!

Sat Aug 11 2018

A grueling uphill but worth it! Great hike to escape the heat of the city and see some incredible Flora.

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