Mount Charleston

photo: Big Jim, of the Backcountry Horseman, and his dog, Millie, both on their way to bring tools and supplies up to the crew. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper. Type: Backcountry
Length: 8.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Mount Charleston Wilderness, In Toiyabe National Forest, NW of Las Vegas, at Cathedral Rock Picnic Area in Upper Kyle Canyon
States: Nevada
Counties: Clark
Latitude: 36.256   Longitude: -115.64581

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Description

The Mount Charleston NRT climbs up a steep ridge out of Echo Canyon. Along the way, there are many dramatic views of Echo and Kyle Canyons. The trail ascends through one of the largest ancient bristle cone pine forests in the nation. Some of these magnificent trees are over 3000 years old. The trail continues on through green meadows before entering the rugged, barren rock area of the 11,900 foot peak. At the peak are breath taking views of Las Vegas and the surrounding desert valleys.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 7,600
Elevation High Point: 11,900
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Spring Mountain Nat. Rec. Area
US Forest Service
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas , NV 89130
(702) 515-5400
lnelson03@fs.fed.us

Trail management:
Scott Lamoreux
Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks , NV 89431
(775) 355-5301
slamoreux@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/htnf

 

Photos

A Nevada Conservation Corps Trail Crew enjoys a well-earned break the week before the reopening of the South Loop Trail. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

A Nevada Conservation Corps Trail Crew enjoys a well-earned break the week before the reopening of the South Loop Trail. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

Nevada Conservation Corps. crew member Drake Sweet has a heart to heart with one of the horses that delivered gear to the NCC. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

Nevada Conservation Corps. crew member Drake Sweet has a heart to heart with one of the horses that delivered gear to the NCC. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

 

Nevada Conservation Corps. crew member Liam Downs-Tepper enjoys a moonlit night. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

Nevada Conservation Corps. crew member Liam Downs-Tepper enjoys a moonlit night. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

Big Jim, of the Backcountry Horseman, and his dog, Millie, both on their way to bring tools and supplies up to the crew. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

Big Jim, of the Backcountry Horseman, and his dog, Millie, both on their way to bring tools and supplies up to the crew. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

 

A Nevada Conservation Corps Trail Crew enjoys a well-earned break the week before the reopening of the South Loop Trail. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

A Nevada Conservation Corps Trail Crew enjoys a well-earned break the week before the reopening of the South Loop Trail. Photo by Liam Downs-Tepper.

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