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.

1 day 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.

3 days 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.

10 days 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.

23 days 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.

26 days 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

2 months ago

Challenging but worth the view.

2 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

4 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.

5 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!

10 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.

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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