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Cave Spring via Trail Canyon

MODERATE 62 reviews

Cave Spring via Trail Canyon is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,981 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

13 days ago

Beautiful trail, especially in October when the leaves are orange at the top. It’s definitely a leg workout and uphill the entire way with narrow switchbacks. Also, it’s a bit longer than the length mentioned by AllTrails. While going up we passed right by the caves which will be up a little hill on your right. We ended up hiking towards the peak which is part of the same trail. Brings lots of water and enjoy. Very much worth the challenge.

28 days ago

Went Aug. 20, 2019 weather was perfect, after hiking Mary Jane Trail, did Trail Canyon Trail got up to 9600 ft. and had to get back. It was arduous and challenging, but worth the it. Took a little more then 1 liter of water, just enough for that hike. First 1.25 mi. was relatively steep got much easier at the top.

off trail
1 month ago

1 month ago

This trail is more like 6 miles out and back, so it’s a long haul up as it’s all uphill. It’s a great workout. Not too crowded. Well marked. If you go right at the top it’s got better views than going left to the cave.

2 months ago

Nice, steadily uphill hike with amazing views as you climb. It took 2.5 hours and will definitely be part of the regular rotation for me.

no shade
3 months ago

Good hike. Steep rocky uphill. But fun !!

4 months ago

My favorite Mt Charleston trail to jog back down.

5 months ago

I like this trail! Starting out on Trail Canyon Trail, take a left when you get to the top. It is one heck of a climb, but rewarding in its views. The cave is directly above the horse trough. Looks like people have had some fires among the rocks to warm themselves. There were some ice patches, but the footing seems solid on them. On the way back down, I ventured past the end of TCT and hiked up to the 3 nearby overlooks.

11 months ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful view, very peaceful. I went early in the morning and nobody was there, and when I was coming down I only saw three people (on a tuesday). Definitely a tough incline that wasn’t expected but it made it better once you get to the top! :)

Monday, September 03, 2018

Great hike!! A steeper incline than we expected but well worth it! Get ready for some strong cardio and intense lower body workout!

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Great uphill climb, gorgeous views, perfect weather. Hike up 2 miles, go left, canyon about a 1/2 mile. Good resting spot. Go back to divide and hike right for another gorgeous view. FYI We got there at 9. Plenty of parking. When we left at 12:30 people were circling for parking. Will do again!

Monday, August 27, 2018

This hill is almost completely uphill the entire way. Pros: Very strenuous hike, but worth it to reach the look out point. Views are stunning from there. Cons: The cave is not really a cave at all, and quite disappointing to be honest.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Perfect for cardio and leg workout while surrounded by ever chhanging stunning views

Friday, July 27, 2018

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Good views. Tough climb the whole time.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Great hike. All up hill to the little springs. It's pretty steep and a good leg workout. low traffic, we'll defined trail.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Great workout for the legs. It's a steep elevation for about 2 miles then not too bad. Beautiful views from the top.

Monday, June 05, 2017

awesome hike

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great hike

Friday, August 05, 2016

Good leg workout

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Get ready to work your bud . Trail is very nice steep ,challenging.

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