Explore the most popular forest trails near Mount Charleston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
9 days ago

Easy way to get some steps in. My favorite go to.

walking
12 days ago

we went a group and all ages had a great time!

hiking
19 days ago

A decent trail, but nothing really spectacular. The views of the surrounding peaks are nice. Don't let the steep hill at the beginning intimidate you--aside from that, the trail is nicely graded and a very pleasant, fairly level walk. It's a very sunny trail, so plan and pack accordingly. A nice and quiet trail, but nothing I'd take visitors on.

hiking
19 days ago

A nice hike to bag a nice, scenic peak. The fork of the offshoot trail was a bit hard to find initially because I was looking in the wrong place, but the trail to the peak is well-defined. Just a spectacular view from the top, even on muggy/hazy days. For purists, the scenic rocky outcrop where you take your pictures and sign the register is not actually the summit; the little hump just beyond that is the true summit, but just about 10 feet higher so it's up to you to decide if it's worth the extra effort (the view at the actual peak is spoiled by lots and lots of tall trees).

hiking
24 days ago

Enjoyed this hike! Great trail for when you are working up to hike to the summit! When I arrived at Mummy Springs, I saw some campers in an ideal area for a night on the mountain. I saw some other hikers on a trail beyond Mummy Springs so I ventured into that trail for a little way. My Garmin measured 8.1 miles for my hike. Still a little water dripping from the springs.

So hard. I in no way completed the trail. I did 3 miles in and 3 miles out. Really pretty. Gotta work on my cardio so I can try again lol

walking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful trail, not much incline at all but very much worth it. You’ll see lots of different nature from plants to animals. Definitely done best in the morning or evening when there’s not too many people. I’ve done the tail twice with no other hikers and it’s even more beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it, the view from the summit is spectacular. You go through the same switchbacks as you do for Raintree (the Raintree is a short side detour from this trail) and it gets steep as you approach the summit.

I will second the poster who questioned the 6.2 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail for sure. You just need to be careful not to miss the junction that goes to Fletcher as it’s not marked. Great views Kyle Canyon

The Eagles Nest trail is an easy journey, best in the evening or early AM as it is exposed to the sun mid-day. The wildlife in the evening is abundant. May and June bring a variety of blooms paint the trail. Bring a camera to capture butterflies, birds, deer and other furry creatures.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail overall. Moderate amount of switchbacks that bring you up to some great views. The Raintree is a great sight and the junction where it's located gives you lots of options for other trails. Went in early June '18 and there was but a trickle at the spring, but water none the less.

Nice and easy hike. Went around 8 am it was perfect weather, hardly any people. Easy to follow and some very pretty views. Close to the road though which was a bummer but will definitely go back. My dog had a blast ... we saw a bunch of squirrels, beautiful birds and a deer. (Along with all the unknown rustling in the surrounding plants) Plenty of wildlife and birds singing.

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging, 2300 ft of gain over the 7 miles total out and back. Start at North Loop trailhead. At 2.5 miles look for a trail the goes to the left. Take it a mile up to the peak. It is NOT 6.2 like AllTrails says. Full 7 miles for sure according to my Garmin and Strava.

Hardly any shade so i would try and go in the morning. Easy and enjoyable hike with hardly any other people, great scenic views at times and pops of color from the wildflowers.

on Fletcher Peak

hiking
3 months ago

Challenging but worth the view.

hiking
3 months ago

Hardly any shade. Best in the morning. Took 3 hours with a five year old and nine years old. They loved it! Recommend going left on loop. So you are going down on the switch backs.

Long but worth everything

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is off of Fletcher Canyon trail. it winds back and forth up the mountain. There are a few points with gorgeous views overlooking all of the trees. Worth checking out if you hike often.

This trail is off of the Fletcher Canyon trail. It starts with a really enticing steep dirt hill and the rest of the trail is fairly level. It starts to switch back about half way through before looping back around to the start. The trail itself isn't anything special, but the views are amazing! You also get a really nice breeze as it's higher than Fletcher Canyon.

6 months ago

awsome and challenging.

it was ok

hiking
11 months ago

The trail round-trip is approximately 6.5 miles. Very challenging going uphill on Canyon Trail. Once you reach the junction, hike towards Raintree and Mummy Springs is not as bad. The springs during this time could be seen from a distance, but only droplets.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great trail.Not busy at all. Gorgeous views and amazing 79 degree weather.

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