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Charleston Peak Trail South Loop

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 4.3 (12)
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Map Key

8.6

Miles

13.8

KM

Point to Point

11,899' 3,627 m

High

7,681' 2,341 m

Low

4,524' 1,379 m

Up

305' 93 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

This trail ascends quickly, following switchbacks for nearly 4 miles. At the top of the switchbacks, the trail splits. A right takes you up Griffith Peak Trail, while a left takes you to Mt Charleston. The grade levels out and passes through a burned area. Shade is very sparse. In the final push to the peak, the trail gets steeper.

Either return the same way, or take Trail canyon route. The second option is more exposed, but is a viable option to get down. Although it means walking on the road about 1.5 miles to return to the parking area.

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Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Jo Mo

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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Beginning part of the trail going up.
Oct 7, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
Top of Mt. Charleston.
Jul 16, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
Trail through the aspens.
Oct 7, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
Colorful wildflowers still hanging around in July.
Feb 16, 2021 near Pahrump, NV
One of the many switchbacks.
Oct 7, 2016 near Pahrump, NV
Views of Kyle Canyon and Cathedral Rock.
Oct 7, 2016 near Pahrump, NV

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