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Frenchman Mountain

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,828' 557 m
Descent: -246' -75 m
High: 3,992' 1,217 m
Low: 2,410' 734 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Evans

A strenuous route up a dirt access road leading to exceptional views of the city.

Kristen Evans

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Gates surround the radio towers on both peaks. Do not trespass.

Description

After parking at the base of the access road, hike past the gate and immediately into a steep, uphill climb. The trail continues on BLM land where hiking is allowed but camping is not. Continue mostly uphill for the next mile. Right before the top of the first climb, you'll reach several sets of switchbacks that continue to the top of the saddle. Once atop the saddle, the trail descends for about 0.25 miles before climbing up even higher than before.

The second big uphill climb ends with another few sets of switchbacks. After the switchbacks, you reach one peak with several radio towers on top. The trail continues to a second peak about 0.25 miles away. Once you make it to this second peak with the radio towers, you have made it to the top of Frenchman Mountain. Gates surrounding the radio towers restrict any hiking past this point. Once at the peak, enjoy the best views of Henderson and Las Vegas, then follow the trail back the same way you came to get back to the trailhead.

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Check-Ins

May 17, 2019
Tobias Woodard
May 13, 2019
Glen Brackett
A "butt-kicker" of a hike, but well worth it. 7mi
Apr 15, 2019
Shawn Head
17h 19m
Dec 10, 2018
Natalia Razgoniaeva
1.7mi
Oct 9, 2018
Andrei Turdean
4.6mi
May 26, 2018
Mike Dudley
Hiked with the dogs early morning and loved the nonexistent crowd and the great views. 4.6mi
May 12, 2018
Tim Mason
An amazing morning summit, but it's still very difficult and the first saddle will break your heart every time. Recommend good boots and poles as t… 5.6mi
Apr 1, 2018
Ivette Ramirez
4.4mi

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  3.8 from 12 votes

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Trail Rankings

#63

in Nevada

#7,407

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1,262 Since Nov 10, 2016
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Photos

Looking south from the false summit to the top of Frenchman Mountain
May 14, 2018 near Sunrise…, NV
Top of Frechman Mountain, near the geocache
May 14, 2018 near Sunrise…, NV
Looking south toward the first incline from the parking lot at Frenchman Mountain trailhead.
May 14, 2018 near Sunrise…, NV

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