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blueBlack Griffith Peak

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Trail

9.8 mile 15.7 kilometer out and back
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,390' 1,033 m
Descent: -3,398' -1,036 m
High: 10,992' 3,350 m
Low: 7,679' 2,341 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 53% (28°)

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Trail shared by Rick Anthony

An incredible trail with great views of Kyle Canyon and 360-degree views from the top.

Rick Anthony

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Just reopened. Will have snow cover in winter.

Overview

This is a short route off of the South Loop Trail that brings you to Griffith Peak. The climb is great for a day trip or in addition to heading up to Charleston Peak.

Description

This trail finally reopened after being closed for the past three years due to the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013. This trail makes a great starting point to reach Griffith Peak, or you can continue to the Mt. Charleston summit and back.

Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. There are breathtaking views the entire trail. Plenty of switchbacks bring you up through the aspen, ponderosa, and bristlecone pines to just over 11,000 feet at the Griffith Peak.

Flora & Fauna

Aspen, ponderosa, bristlecone pine, and wildflowers galore. Deer can be seen in the early hours and birds are plentiful.

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Jul 11, 2019
Brian Dodd
Started at Echo trailhead because of road works. This adds a mile in each direction. Some snow patches left that are easily circumvented. 11.1mi — 5h 50m
Jul 4, 2019
Michael Rock
Dec 30, 2018
Peggy Hsieh
Nov 17, 2018
Cesar Macias
Oct 30, 2018
Olivia Zeller
9.8mi
Sep 22, 2018
Chris C
Sep 13, 2018
Rob Scalise
Great hike. Views were awesome 10mi
Sep 9, 2018
Rob Scalise
9.8mi

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  4.6 from 21 votes

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