Explore Todo - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Todo Map
VIEW FULL MAP
hiking
9 hours ago

This IS the only open trail to Griffith Peak, but it is NOT the Griffith Peak Trail. The Griffith Peak Trail was never used all that much, and is still closed due to a fire some time back. The trail in question is most commonly referred to as the South Loop Trail, as mentioned in the body of the article. By the way, it's an excellent hike!

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

hiking
4 days ago

I would say this was a moderate to difficult trail. The switchbacks were quite grueling but the views made it worth it. The Raintree was quite a spectacle to see and the return journey back was quite easy.

hiking
6 days ago

Love the openness at about 1.5 miles, and to the west you can see a log cabin. At 2.5 miles is the Mummy Springs junction and Raintree. I continued on the North Loop for the next 1.5 miles downhill to the Trail Canyon/Cave Springs junction. It wasn’t so pleasant to return back up after 4 miles of leg burn!

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike, moderate in difficulty. Constant rewarding views along the way — and the Raintree— worth every step to see it. We planned a picnic lunch up there- it was a perfect spot.

Nice hike, easy to follow trail. We parked at the upper parking lot and walked down the road to the lower parking lot to start there. The first 3 miles from the lower parking lot is all jeep road, all up hill and not much shade. It’s a nice climb to the point where you see the Bonanza Trail turn off. Continued to the upper where you eventually get to some nice single track trails with shade covering which will take you right back to the upper parking area. Nice views and dog friendly!

we started out at the lower. we gradually climbed and were not sure we would do the upper. we did do the upper and 3 1/2 hours later made it back to our car, but we did it! great views!

My dog and I both made it the second attempt to hike it. The top was steap, recommend poles or walking stick.

Really nice hike, perfect for a morning outing before it gets hot. The trail itself is quiet and well maintained. I started from the Upper trailhead. The Upper trail is nicely shaded and really beautiful. Once you get to the Lower part of the loop, the views are still lovely and the trees are green, but the long dirt road gets a little boring to walk on. Saw two mule deer (does), a coyote, good-sized Palmer's Chipmunks, and tons of birds including several woodpeckers. All in all, a great little hike.

Very well marked. Cave provides great shade. The last 50 or so feet to the cave is steep and slippery.

As others have said, it's a well-defined trail up a beautiful part of the Spring Mountains. I stopped for a break here on my way down from Mummy Mountain. The trail is well used but I've never seen it get "busy" like nearby trails do. The springs are in a nice shady portion of the trail and were still trickling; the water is cool and clear, but you'll probably want to filter it just to be safe.

off road driving
1 month ago

Good fast trail for dirtbikes. Go South to North and you can cool off at the Loves gas station outside Vegas.
Made a video riding this trail yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FECyOivluQ&t=2s

hiking
1 month ago

Really great hike. The switchbacks on the front end are pretty grueling, but they lead to some amazing views — and, of course, Raintree (which isn’t marked, but is right by the sign where the trail splits after you come over the ridge). Temps were great for July — in the 70s when I started at 9:00 — and traffic on the trail was fairly light for a Sunday, especially once I passed the tree. Took me about 4.5 hours, but I made tons of stops for pictures and hung out by the tree for a while.

I’ll be doing this one again! Highly recommend it.

backpacking
1 month ago

Decent hike. The steady climb started to wear on my lungs. The tree is amazing with plenty of spots to sit down and relax for a bit. From here we went to the Mummy Springs...ehh, not all that great. Next time we’ll cut off to Fletcher Peak.

Just got back from this hike. Worth every ankle busting, hamstring flexing, quad building step! The view is incredible!
The whole hike up is pretty much an incline and mostly made up of switch backs, you'll be feeling it in your thighs halfway through but keep going. The hike down will be rough on the ankles. My legs are pretty much jelly fish right now. Its closer to 10 miles total.
The scenery goes from okay to great. The fire took out a lot of trees and early on you may find it discouraging but if you keep going it gets a lot greener.
You'll feel a sense of pride when you've made it.

hiking
1 month ago

Your first step out of the parking lot and onto the trailhead results in an elevation gain. As will 99.9% of the next steps you take over the five-mile ascent. Make no mistake, this is a soul-crushing, quad-burning punisher of a climb. (For reference, I'm 45, 6'1", a not-that-muscular 225 and I do an hour of cardio every day) I'm writing this 5 days after the hike and I can still feel it in my legs. And it's totally worth it! The views are stunning, especially to a Las Vegas local. Cool to be able to see Pahrump and Vegas from the same vantage point. At the summit there were an uncomfortable number of bugs - made us curtail our stay at the top. We clocked this at 10.4 miles RT on two different Apple watches. The 8.7 listed on the entry no longer holds up because the trailhead has been moved due to the construction at the parking area. (I've suggested an edit to the site) This very steep trail was rough on the knees on the way down as well. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on draught at the lodge afterwards was maybe the greatest beer experience of my life. EDIT: 6 hours RT with lots of stops.

It’s beautiful, just too short... I found it perfect for a quick jaunt, a great little place to sit and have a snack, read or write. Several interesting caves.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of switchbacks, but most of the incline isn’t too steep and the hike back was a breeze. I’d rate the hike as moderate. Raintree is magnificent to behold and worth the trip.

I found taking frequent breaks was helpful with the altitude climb

hiking
1 month ago

Great practice for high elevation hikes

This trail is really for people who want to rock climb. There's really nothing to report about the trail itself, it's super short with not much to see.
June 18, 2018.

Awesome little hike with a lot of shade.

Really difficult hike but well worth it. Left around 3pm and got back around 8pm. Great to do in early summer because it’s still bright out. Made it to Raintree as sunset was beginning and it was breathtaking.

Second time we’ve done this trail and we love it!It’s not too hard so you can bring the whole family. We prefer to start at the upper trail and end at the lower. This way you start basically on a dirt road and end in the middle of the forest with big beautiful trees and it’s a bit cooler (You will have to walk on the road a little bit to get back to the parking lot.) We brought our hammocks so we could chill and have lunch and it was perfect. Even took a little nap! I would definitely recommend this trail :)

hiking
2 months ago

5/30/2017 Great hike. Snow is all gone on trail. Pretty steep even with the switchbacks. At top you can turn left and hit Griffith peak in about another 1/3 Mile up or turn right and dare to continue on to Mt Charleston for what looked like miles and miles all on an epic ridge trail. I was very tired and, with the elevation- chose left and even that was really grueling. The other reviews on this site are spot on so no need for me to add anything else other than BRING WARM CLOTHES it was cold and windy up there.

off road driving
2 months ago

Only went 17 miles in. My motorcycle has a small tank and I didn’t start with a full one. Will definitely come back and do the whole trail in couple of weeks.
Terrain was nice, not crazy challenging (at least the first half).
Must pack enough water if in a bike. It’s still a good workout!

hiking
2 months ago

I wanted to give this trek a four star review but the 17.3 mile, rough/bumpy road to get there stole a star from the rating (about 35-40 minutes). At first, I didn't understand why so many reviews complained about the loose gravel but after about mile 4...you REALLY start to hate the soft gravel!
ha-ha ...going up kicked my butt - not a terribly steep inclined but a very steady uphill climb the entire way. It took me 2 hours and 45 minutes to reach the cabin. I only dropped pack twice for a breaks. The way down only took me 1 hour and 55 minutes...ha-ha do the math! The way up is not easy. Not to mention, I always pack way too much crap. I didn't need almost any of it. The cabin has damn near everything except food. It even had sleeping bags! Not that I'd ever use one! ha...Overall, it's definitely worth doing at least once. It's excellent for people prepping to do Havasupai or who are new to backpacking. We only stayed one night but I wish we would have stayed two. I would have liked to continue onto the peak the following day. The small "drip" of a water source was nice even though it didn't even create a puddle. If it were not present I would give this hike a one star review because one would have to pack in SO much water - it just wouldn't be worth that. Or I would only do it as a day hike if there were no water, anyway. PS. GPS told us it was 5.5 up and the same for the way back. I don't think 5.1 miles one way is accurate.

Beautiful hike and really good for dogs and if you’re looking for some isolation. The gravel is really killer, especially on the way down.

hiking
2 months ago

5.12.18: snow is almost gone. No special equipment needed.

The details: Hiked 5/16/18. 55 y.o. hiking fit. 7 am start. 3 hours to summit, 5:30 RT. Snow is no longer an issue, just a couple of very small spots. I brought my yaktrax, and didn’t need them. T shirt up to ridge line where you make the left to GP. Very windy and cold from there, needed hat and gloves and a layer.

This is an awesome hike, my favorite in LV area. 360 views at the top. Very well maintained trail. No scrambling but very steep at the top. Have fun and treat yourself to a Buffalo burger and a beer at the lodge afterwards!

Load More