Explore the most popular trail running 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.

on Fletcher Peak

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11 days ago

Challenging but worth the view.

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12 days 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

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3 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.

3 months ago

awsome and challenging.

it was ok

Very scenic, with a surprising amount of lookout points all along the trail considering how well-forested it is. Well known for its switchbacks, but nothing that can't be overcome by taking it slow and steady. Not particularly difficult to find the turn-off to leave the Divide Trail and reach the peak. Definitely a recommended hike!

hiking
9 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.

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

Did the hike on the 18th of May and to my surprise there was still a lot of ice on the trail especially in the upper part where there is more shadow in the woods. It is a steep hike with some beautiful outlooks but not really hard to go.
I recommend waiting until the end of June for the ice to melt or try the southern route.

hiking
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Great Hike! Offers good scenic views of both the East and West sides of the Spring Mountains!

This was a fantastic day hike. Lots of wildlife. Very secluded. Cell coverage at the parking lot and the summit. Nothing along the way.

Panoramic views and great spots to camp. This hike is a must for anyone who likes to feel accomplished.

It was killer.

The trail does not actually go to the summit. (The trail will eventually take you back to Lee Canyon where it intersects with the Bristlecone Trail, about 20 miles).
From the Bonanza Trail trailhead in Cold Creek, follow the obvious trail up to the saddle at the top of the ridge. From the saddle, looking west into the valley below will be Pahrunp NV. It will feel like there were 50 switchbacks. I don't know the exact number, but there are a lot of them. Once you attain the saddle, turn to your left (south) and you will again see the very obvious trail heading off towards a wooded area. Stay on the trail, ascending mostly gentle switchbacks. Each and every switchback you come to will lead to an ascending trail. When you get to the first switchback that is very obviously descending, go back 10 yards and look for a cairn on the high side of the trail (on your right if you turned around before viewing the descending switchbacks). Do NOT follow down the descending trail. Leave the trail at the cairn and ascend cross country to the ridgeline and ultimately the peak. It should not take more than 10 minutes to get to the peak from where you left the trail.

This was a spectacular hike. My husband and I took this hike in June 2006, the weather was perfect. To be so close to the wild horses was amazing and they were a couple baby horses also. There was still a little bit of snow up top. Beautiful views, you could hear the wind approaching and were above the birds flying around.Would love to do this hike again. We are from Georgia so if we get out that way again this is a definite to do.

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