Trail Canyon Trail

HARD 37 reviews
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Trail Canyon Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1614 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

road biking

walking

horseback riding

views

wildlife

Trail and cross country hike to the second highest summit in southern Nevada The hike starts at Trail Canyon trailhead. The trail weaves through aspens and climbs steadily to the intersection of the North Loop trail. (Two miles from the trailhead.) The North Loop trail heads west traveling through an area destroyed by a fire years ago. In 1.25 miles from the intersection of the two trails, the hike leaves the trail and climbs a steep scree slope. Bristlecone pines, the oldest living tree, are abundant at the top of the scree slope. A faint path heads east and climbs to the west side of Mummy Mountain. The path curves north, becomes easy to follow, and leads to a Class 2 chute. The summit lies at the top of the chute.

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1 month ago

I loved this trail. Friends and I meant to hike cathedral rock but with it being closed we came here instead. The view at the top is amazing. I didn't find it "hard" but maybe it is labeled that because of the distance. I plan on taking my kids back to hike this trail.

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1 month ago

Good trail to take family and friends. You can even ride your bike if you don't want to walk it.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hard but rewarding

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

This was very strenuous. Hard for inexperienced hikers but well worth the climb for the view. i would say best times to go are march-june and sept-nov.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Beautiful, snow was easy to get through, layer up

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

It is a beautiful hike, kind of difficult but so worth it. The view is amazing.

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

This is a difficult trial. Not for the inexperienced or out of shape! I started from the Trial Canyon trailhead and turned left at the junction of North Loop and had fantastic views of Mount Charleston and Kyle Canyon the whole way. The first few miles are on a well traveled trail that is doable for anyone who can handle some elevation. The hard part comes when you turn right (up) off of the North Loop trail and begin the ascent on deep, loose gravel. It is marked rather crudely...a large M carved into a tree, so it can be easy to pass. After completing the gravel terrain park the "trail" can get a bit tricky to follow as the rains cover things easily since this part is not popularly traveled. There is a small scrambling section and then you have basically reached the summit. This is the best part! The 360° views are a blessing and the body of the mummy offers a relatively flat reprieve and cool temps, great place for lunch. This trail requires good shoes, knees, balance, altitude tolerance, endurance, and companionship (but not dogs once on the Mummy portion). BRING PLENTY OF WATER AND FOOD AND CHECK FOR TICKS.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

This is a gorgeous trail. Rigorous for inexperienced climbers or young kids but the view is worth it in the end. It intersects with the north loop and is also part of deer creek trail.