Griffith Peak Trail

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Griffith Peak Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3625 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

Strenuous 3,100' climb with spectacular 360 deg. view at peak (Calif to Ariz) You begin to climb from your first step onto this trail, but you hike through some of the most lush, forested areas in these mountains. Whether you marvel at the rugged cliffs, wonder at the caves and it's possible users, listen to the water rushing over the rocky ledges back in the canyons; or just revel in the colors of wildflowers & grasses at your feet, the smell of pines, or the sounds of birds, butterflies, and the wind rustling through the aspens; every aching muscle will be worth it on the South Loop Trail. This is the easiest route to Mt. Charleston Peak (8 1/2 miles), and "just" reaching the crest of the ridge (4 miles up) and the lush meadows area (1/2 mile further) is a great sense of accomplishment and joy. This is a perfectly acceptable trail for seasoned and conditioned horses (only a few rocky, narrow spots), but there is no water along this route so you'll have to pack plenty. Harris Springs route is easier but not prettier. Sign in book at the peak

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1 month 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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1 month ago

Started with 95° at the parking lot, than at approximately two thirds of the trail started pouring, which turned into hail. We pretty much lost an hour waiting under a big tree to stay kind of dry while freezing at the 50°s. With all that time lost, still made it in 7 hours to the peak and back.
Beautiful views on higher elevation, especially from the peak!

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2 months ago

Great hike with awesome views of Charleston, Lee peak and Mummy mountain. The hike is actually 9.6 miles round trip.

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3 months ago

Great trail. Total distance ended up being 9.2 miles from the parking lot to the peak and back. Lots of great views along the way. We don't hike much so this was challenging but well worth it.

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3 months ago

South Loop Trail - An enjoyable hike. Definitely worth the effort to reach the peak. Lots of nice views along the way of Mummy Mountain, Mt Charleston and Kyle Canyon. Lots and lots of switchbacks, wildflowers, butterflies and charred trees from the forest fire three years ago. At the junction of Mt. Charleston Trail (right) and Griffith Peak (left) is the saddle area which is a nice shady spot to rest before mounting your last steep climb up Griffith Peak. Views from the top are well worth your effort. I found the hike back down more demanding on the legs, knees and feet then the hike going up. Bring plenty of water or whatever refreshment to stay hydrated and snacks to keep up your energy level.

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3 months ago

One of my favorite hikes up at Mt. Charleston. Love the changing scenery not to mention a great workout.