Other than the standard warnings about hiking in the desert, ...this is a pretty safe hike. Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. Reached Griffith Peak about 4h after hopping on trailhead. Find More Hikes in … A little confusing as the arrow points straight up. %%EOF About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd. Short break at the saddle, then over to Griffith. At the rim, the South Loop Trail joins the Griffith Peak Trail. 0000185933 00000 n The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent. 0000074105 00000 n 0000000016 00000 n DesertAdventures also adds: "Splitboarding, Snowboarding or Skiing is AWESOME 0 Las Vegas, NV: Turtlehead Peak Trail. (See Photo 2.) At the end of the Griffith Lake Trail, turn left on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail North. Route and backpacking beta has been provided with a tribute to my adopted girl. it our first time going up to this trail no pain no gain! The view at the top is worth it! To get to hiking trails that lead into the Mt. Very good trail, but the high elevation will work you good. Go left onto the trail and head toward Griffith Peak. 0000002811 00000 n Easy to follow trail, totally worth the view at the top. * The trail begins with an easy ascent through pinon pines and scrub oak as it follows an old road for the first two miles. It's sure exhilarating to be at the top of the peak! Reopening Griffith Peak Trail will give hikers additional access to alpine Bristlecone Pine forests, Griffith Peak (11,059 ft), and Charleston Peak (11,916 ft). For more information, please see https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/ We will follow the Trail Canyon trail to where it intersects with the North Loop Trail. To get to the Griffith Peak Trail take the Harris Springs Road south … 10 miles 4,100’ gain to 11,100’ above the sea. Probably 2-3 hours for a more photographic experience. Highly suggest to people building up to do Mt. Beautiful, but strenuous hike. trailer Griffith Peak is southern Nevada's third highest, Nevada's 43rd highest peak. This 5.7-mile loop tops three prominent summits on a panoramic tour of Griffith Park. Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Travel approximately 17 miles to access the South Loop, Trail Canyon, and Fletcher Canyon Trails. Charleston summit and back. 8 39 At noon I began my descent of the peak via the South Loop Trail. Mount Chapel, Mount Bell, and Mount Hollywood. This is a signed junction, turn L (SE) towards Harris Springs, and follow the L fork up the STEEP route along the ridgeline to the peak. 0000185648 00000 n Avalanche awareness is also a crucial part of the Griffith Peak winter experience, as a portion of the South Loop trail route travels across avalanche prone slopes in the area of Echo Cliffs. The switchbacks are never ending. @%;@��qqK���� (f`�dd��� � ���}vF @�^0&0�a�ϐ� {��A�a��λeB�z*�̵9�w0l`�`f��Z5�A�A( f;�z#�f� n.� and be safe . Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013. xref Not a technical hike but a long ascent. The trail is well maintained and, in fact, volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness were working on it when we descended. This was an amazing hike. Charleston Wilderness Circuit Adventure Across to Charleston Peak Summit. In about 400 yards the trail divides. Les chiens sont les bienvenus sur ce sentier. 0000014279 00000 n 0000002950 00000 n just taking a rest in switch back. A December sunset lights the sky over Griffith Peak (2020-12-06). {:赳o݀�cڪQ���������"��. During snow months, snowshoes and/or crampons and ice axe are generally needed. In addition, Griffith Peak makes a great side trip for those heading for Mt. Griffith Peak has the best views of any … 0000026199 00000 n Then it’s up and down the North Loop Trail to the Raintree. 0000185307 00000 n It was tough hike. 0000186726 00000 n Saw seven bucks on the way up, they looked like they are used to people. Riverside Trail stops oscillating and begins a more determined ascent of the ridge below Glendale Peak. 8 0 obj <> endobj 0000303625 00000 n 0000007709 00000 n Awesome trail. Beautiful. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et sa meilleure utilisation est de avril à octobre. Public group? The ultimate goal may be shortened depending on the participants acclimation to the higher elevations.. Hiking trip report for Griffith Peak, Charleston Peak, Lee Peak Loop, located in Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. Second Leg of the 4-Peak Mt. It’s a short, strenuous trek to the peak. The trail is easy to follow - keep straight at the intersection with Cathedral Rock trail as it goes right. Worth it! The trail then has a slow climb through a meadow. Some truely magnificent alive bristlecones once you pass echo overlook. The entire hike was over 21mi but if you’re on the trail early and have the time, I highly recommend hitting both peaks while you’re up there. Strenuous 3,100' climb with spectacular 360 deg. 0000005477 00000 n Views on top are worth it. Strenuous but breathtaking view on the entire way up & down. From the junction, the route up Griffith Peak runs southeast along the ridge and heads up a spur trail following the west ridge. Charleston summit and back. FYI - Bathrooms and water are now closed at the trailhead for the winter season. view at peak (Calif to Ariz) Access is currently available at Echo Way just to the west. its a victory once u get to the peak! to the left is Griffith Peak and to the right is on to Mt Charleston. Charleston Peak (8 1/2 miles), and "just" reaching the crest of the ridge (4 miles up) and the lush meadows area (1/2 mile further) is a great sense of accomplishment and joy. Also, the restaurant at the bottom will not let you use the restroom unless you are a paying customer. As others have said the last 500 feet to the peak was a heartbreaker, but well worth it. 0000001841 00000 n 0000303358 00000 n Here’s a closeup of the sign at this junction. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. This is the easiest route to Mt. 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I ended up hiking over to Mt. * Griffith Peak Trail offers an interesting variety of vegetation along with spectacular views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Pahrump, Lovell Canyon, and Kyle Canyon. startxref some pro hiker seems to just dash up and down there. Now the trail is completely clear all the way up and in fantastic condition. Such a beautiful hike! Charleston after I came off Griffith Peak via South Loop. endstream endobj 9 0 obj <>/Metadata 6 0 R/Pages 5 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 10 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 11 0 obj <> endobj 12 0 obj <> endobj 13 0 obj <> endobj 14 0 obj <> endobj 15 0 obj <> endobj 16 0 obj <>stream 0000004153 00000 n Follow the path up to Griffith Peak. Lots of switchbacks which start around the 1.25 mile +/- ���]oo�����CU Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 16.3 kilomètres très fréquenté situé près de Mount Charleston, Nevada. Return via South Loop Trail. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail Leave the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip for dazzling views on top of Griffith Peak, an 11,060-foot peak an hour northwest of the city. Griffith Peak is the third hightest peak in Nevada. 0000005701 00000 n 0000004426 00000 n We approach it via the south loop in Mt Charleston NV. Harris Springs route is easier but not prettier. Counting each of the 39 switchbacks was a great way to distract myself from the difficulty of this trail. Short and steep, but in good shape. 0000140096 00000 n 46 0 obj <>stream recording wasnt accurate my phone before i plug in to my power bank. Mazie Canyon Route: This is an off-trail scramble up Mazie Canyon to the ridge then to Griffith. This trail makes a great starting point to reach Griffith Peak, or you can continue to the Mt. Once back down, I continued on South Loop over to Charleston. Dominic N. Hosted by Dominic N. VegasHikers. Watch Out. Charleston from the South Loop trailhead as it is surprisingly only a half-mile (each way) diversion from the loop trail with about 300ft elevation gain. (The trail goes around Griffith Peak and back down to Harris Saddle. 0000001076 00000 n The final stretch is a strenuous ½ mile climb to a gorgeous view from Charleston Peak summit. Upon reaching the ridge crest, Mt. 0000002396 00000 n 0000139561 00000 n Highly recommend. 0000185579 00000 n This trail makes a great starting point to reach Griffith Peak, or you can continue to the Mt. Note: As of 11/15/2020, this trailhead is currently closed. I hiked down this trail, reaching the saddle junction to the spur to the summit of Griffith Peak after about four miles. A lot of effort is needed to make the climb, but the trail is a good one and the views from the top are well worth it. Las Vegas, NV: Griffith Peak via South Loop Trail. Follow the Harris Springs Trail to the south. x�b```�)l�&��@��Y8n700�g�"�X� ��j�<6u�ǹ�s? 270 ft elevation gain Follow Griffith Lake dir e ctions above. 0000001339 00000 n 0000003844 00000 n 0000008096 00000 n Griffith Peak looking toward Las Vegas Clear days will give you incredible views of blue waters of Lake Mead, Arizona mtns, Death Valley, Pahrump, Desert Wildlife Range -- and of course, the pink glass of Circus Circus or Luxor's glass pyramid reflecting the sunlight along the Las Vegas strip filled with those poor souls down in the valley. Follow the trail up until you reach the crest of the ridge (meadows area). At either 1 or 1.25 miles from the start of the hike (depending on the trailhead you chose), Riverside Trail meets Vista Del Valle Drive, a paved trail through Griffith Park. Mount Lee and the Hollywood Sign via Hollyridge Trail. Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, https://www.gomtcharleston.com/spring-mountains-weekly-update/. Griffith Peak is accessible by two primary trails: the South Loop Trail and the Harris Springs Trail. 0000008121 00000 n 0000008518 00000 n Trail starts on an abandon dirt road on the westside of Harris Mtn to Harris saddle then up the south flank of Griffith. You begin to climb from your first step onto this trail, but you hike through some of the most lush, forested areas in these mountains. For the effort you’ll expend getting there, this little deviation from the South Loop trail is hugely worth it. Las Vegas Trails. Snow melts sooner on this route than the other routes to Griffith Peak, but there can be snow making for some great photos. Overall a great trail, easy to navigate and filled with some nice views early on if you don't go all the way. From the sign, the South Loop Trail continues to the north toward Mt. Whoever listed how many switchbacks there were thank you. Charleston Peak via The South Loop Trail. This trail finally reopened after being closed for the past three years due to the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013. 0000005590 00000 n Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. The South Loop Trail leads directly to the Griffith Saddle from which both Griffith Peak and Mount Charleston are accessible. Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Can be hiked as an out-and-back or a loop by connecting with one of several other trails. 0000002215 00000 n "6.9.19 Griffith peak #18, solo, 2nd time this week by the most heinous, rough route that ever existed in the universe. The trail is 8.3 miles long and travels from the Cathedral Rock Picnic Area to the summit of Mount Charleston. Way just to the Peak to complete seven bucks on the long trail – MODERATE griffith peak south loop trail. 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