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Mummy Mountain via Trail Canyon

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Steep and solitude to a broad clear summit.


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8.5

Miles

13.6

KM

Out and Back

11,492' 3,503 m

High

7,781' 2,372 m

Low

3,711' 1,131 m

Up

3,710' 1,131 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (9°)

82%

Max Grade (40°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This route also goes by "Mummy Mountain via North Loop" or "Mummy's Tummy".

Need to Know

Parking can be difficult at Trail Canyon. Pay attention to the signs (including the "Trucks with Horse Trailers Only") or you may be ticketed.

Description

Start at the Trail Canyon trailhead and head north, like you would if headed to the North Loop Trail. In fact, the trail is the same for the first 3.5 miles.

Two switchbacks after the Cave Spring springs, you'll see a scree slope to your right and a tree with an arrow pointing right and a large "M" carved into it. Divert off the main trail and pick your way up the scree slope for about 0.5 miles (poles helpful). Once on the ridge proper, the social trails converge and an easy-to-find trail leads you past limestone cliff bands.

The trail will lead you to a break in the cliff band and some class 2/3 scrambling (short, maybe 50-75 vertical feet). Once above this, enjoy the broad, flat summit with plenty of space.

There is a benchmark and a summit register in an ammo can.

Take care on your descent of the scree field. The darker rocks, while more difficult to ascend, are easier to descend.

Flora & Fauna

The Spring Mountains are home to many plants and animals. You may see wild burros, big horn sheep, deer, and wild horses. Be sure to give all a wide berth.

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Shared By:

Charlie S

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Photos

Short section of shell covered trail
May 2, 2018 near Pahrump, NV
Coming back from the spring, the views are great the whole way.
Jun 12, 2017 near Pahrump, NV

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