Hiking, mt. Charleston, nature, Nevada, north loop trail, outdoors, peaks, spring mountains, trail canyon
Mt. Charleston Peak was a pretty awesome hike! At 11,918 ft it is the tallest mountain in Southern Nevada. The views from the top are some of the best! Vegas amd Death Valley are visible from the peak. It is said that on a clear day the Sierra Nevada are visible from the peak.
It had been on my list for a few years and on Labor Day I finally checked it of my list ✔
Had the pleasure of bagging this peak with my good friend and fellow hiker Neal. He’s the one who got me into bagging peaks so it was only fitting hat he joined me on this trek.
We started close to 8 am and took the Trail Canyon Trail up to the North Loop Trail to the peak.
The hike itself is one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve done. The landscape is painted with Quaking Aspen and towering pines peirce the sky. In the upper reaches of the Limestone cliffs Bristlcone Pines dominate the mountain.
● 17 miles out and back
● 8 -10 hours
● Difficulty – Very Strenuous
● Elevation Gain – 4,500 ft
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