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20 hours ago

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

Really nice view once you get to the top.

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!

Great views during the entire hike up, and an awesome work out! If you’re not in good shape (I’m not) definitely give yourself a few hours so you can take some breaks along the way. I only gave myself about 1.5 hours and I definitely felt rushed to get off the trail before dark. Take your time and enjoy the trip, it’s something you have to do while you’re in the area!

hiking
20 days ago

Summited 4/28/18 - as previous hiker said, lots of snow above 9k feet just after the second major overlook. The trail became completely obscured and we ended up following footprint paths in the snow directly across the switchbacks until just before the final bit of trail to the ridgeline. Trekking poles and microspikes helped us a ton and are highly reccomended. The snow often was up to our knees and there is currently no other way we could see to reach the ridgeline. Some footprint paths lead through more powdery snow that you can sink deep into, so be careful. Dirt on ground was damp from the snow melt and mostly had good traction, but was occasionally muddy and required extra caution. This was our first time hiking through this amount of snow and we felt confident as long as we took it slowly.

At the ridgeline, snow is melted away. A patch here or there on the final hike up to Griffith peak, but nothing that cant be walked around. Finding a safe route down was much easier as we already had a feel for the layout of the snow. 8 hours round trip for us from Cathedral Rock parking lot, including a break for lunch at the ridge line windbreak.

on Stanley B Springs Trail

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked to the peak 4/23/18 and ran into 2-3 feet of snow and ice once we hit 9,300. From the cathedral rock trailhead, it’s about 9 miles round trip.. Spikes were huge in helping us hit the top since the switchbacks became hard to follow once we hit the snow. Great views the whole time

Nice short trail, lots of trees and shade. Occasional creeks with running water.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails. Beautiful sites to see and a wonderful summit.

Amazing trail! Very steep but the views are worth it. The clouds moved in about halfway up unfortunately and while it was fun to hold in the clouds, the view from the top was just grey in every direction. I'll definitely be coming back in the Spring!
March 10, 2018.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice Easy Trail, not a hard hike at all. Just a brisk stroll. It is hard to follow though....catch back up the trail, you have to walk thru the camp ground area. Walk to the end of the camp ground and you will catch back up to the trail, and that's where it gets more off in to nature. Look for the posts that say Acastus Trail to know your going in the right direction. Happy Hiking~!

hiking
2 months ago

Awsome view! Great hike!

Great, easy trail! Short but very nice and scenic. I was able to get to both mines without any problem. February 11th, 2018.

This hike is more than 6.3 miles when you stay on the marked trail. TONS of switchbacks. I tried to go the mapped trail on this app coming down and it was a bad idea for myself. It was along the ridge and some spots you would have to find another route to climb down because of small drop offs, very steep and I slid a lot. I did however shave off a mile of switchbacks but did not save any time since we had to be more careful climbing down.

it was windy and cold out early this morning it made for a nice hike, we only saw one other person. the hike was easy enough, my 8 year old did it. We did pick up trash on the way out and there is graffiti on the first part of the trail

hiking
4 months ago

Nov 21st. Challenging for an athletic/surfer from Puerto Rico. You pass thru many different types of terrain along the way and have to dig just a little deeper to reach the peak. Amazing view at "big turn" 9020ft and at peak. I came off the mountain on my head lamp. FYI, as it got dark passing thru the burnt out forest, the blackened stumps look like bears all around.

hiking
4 months ago

Nov. 21st. Great warmup to the canyon. I used it as warmup for Griffith Peak. Depending on the time of years, get an early start to make sure you get both in before dark. I'm from Puerto Rico and my pace was off. I finished Griffith on the head lamp.
Wild pack of chipmunks on the peak.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this trail with my wife and dog took about 3hrs to complete stopping often for pictures. This is a beautiful hike and fantastic way to get out of the city!

Great hike and not too difficult if you are in moderate shape. It can get steep and times but the view at the top is well worth it. Once you hit the stairs your almost there so push through!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, loved it, once you get to the top it’s beautiful up there, definitely worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is well kept, a bit steep during some stretches. Great views along the way and from the top.

I found it difficult because I have bad knees but when you get on top of the mountain the view is totally worth it

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is so far the best I’ve been to in Las Vegas. It took us 8 hours total for the hike and we enjoyed it. It was very cold from halfway up, so we didn’t stay long after getting to the top.

Amazing view and nice hike.

hiking
7 months ago

The Aspen were spectacular today!

Great hike. Great views. Moderate workout. Some parts more intense than others but not for long stretches.

Very beautiful trail! Easy path to follow!

hiking
8 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous up here!! I'm a beginner when it comes to hiking and was a little intimidated but it was definitely easier than I I had thought!!

hiking
8 months ago

We got caught up in a thunderstorm, but it was still a great hike and our dogs loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

It is actually about 10 miles, if you start from the South Loop. Although, we only made it 2/3 of the way up, this trail is another steeep climb. Will definitely do it again and complete it the next time.

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