Bristlecone Pine trees, Hiking, Las Vegas, mountains, nature, outdoors, Southern Nevada, spring mountains
Griffith Peak is located in the Spring Mountains. It is the 3rd highest peak in Southern Nevada ( 11,064 ft)
The trail passes through the old burn area of the Carpenter1 fire. You’ll the the scars along the way. Towering Ponderosa Pines dominate this first section of trail.
Junctions are well marked follow signs for Griffith Peak.
As you climb up the canyon the trail gets a lot steeper but the magnificent views outweigh the pain. Just keep moving. You’re getting closer!
Once you climb out of canyon you hit a series of switchbacks through a ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.
After the last switchback you are left with your first view of Griffith Peak. Proceed on over to the saddle and make a left.
Push for the peak on this last stretch and you’ll be rewarded with amazing views !
Views from the peak on a cloudy cloudy day!
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- Difficulty – Strenuous
- 3300 ft gain
- 10 miles
- Out and back
- Amazing views
- Season – Late Spring to Fall