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Griffith Peak

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Length


9.8 Miles 15.7 Kilometers


3,390' 1,033 m

Ascent

-3,398' -1,036 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

10,992' 3,350 m

High

7,679' 2,341 m

Low

Shared By Rick Anthony

Conditions


Bad / Closed 42 days ago
Snowy - Closed gates. No access to the trailhead. History

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

Rick Anthony

Dogs Off-leash

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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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
Sep 8, 2018
Peggy Hsieh
9.8mi
Aug 8, 2018
Austin Holbert
Hiked all the way up to the junction where it slips off to go to Charleston peak. Couldn’t finish it so we turned back. It sure was a beautiful hik… 9.6mi

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  4.7 from 20 votes

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  4.7 from 20 votes
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#249

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