Kraft Mountain Peak Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Kraft Mountain Peak Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1184 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

rock climbing

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
16 days ago

21 days ago

Wasn't sure what I was getting myself into wth this one but oh what an accomplishment! It was a hard climb up. Coming down the backside was a breeze compared to climbing up the front. Would do it again but maybe climb up in a different area.

hiking
22 days ago

The trail is rated difficult but it's moderate at best. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Definitely an enjoyable hike that should take no more then 3 hours.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The skinny: not that exciting of a hike, almost teases you with just doing Turtlehead Peak as opposed to trying to find Kraft Mountain peak.

From the parking lot you follow the Kraft Mountain loop trail and go up Hell Hill Trail. (15-20mins)
Then through Rattlesnake Trail you'll come to a junction, go right onto Upper Gateway Canyon Trail. From there the peak is literally in front of you, you just have to make sure you're not wasting your time going up the wrong one. If you walk up the UGC Trail, you'll see the trail, but not too visible. Don't give up when you can't find it, cause you're so close!

about an hour-1.5hrs each way at a slow & steady pace with minor breaks in between.

Have a video of the hike up the point where I went up the wrong peak the first time lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lieQY-fb4k&t=60s

8 months ago

awesome hike overall, saw a gila monster scurry by once in the wash area. trails do seem to disappear easily. sandstone cliffs are beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I'm still not sure if I actually did it. the closer you get to the mountain, the harder it got to make out the trail. it does have a nice view and a good mix inclines and declines.

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fantastic

hiking
Saturday, January 04, 2014