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					                                                               Summer Hikes
                                                     Hike Rank &
Order          Hike Name & Location                Preferred Dates                              Summer Hike Descriptions
                                                      Moderate
  1       Robber's Roost (SM - Highway 158)                              Moderate.     1 mile. 250' elevation gain. The trail climbs a steep hill to a cave-like structure.
                                                    May 1 – Oct 15
                                                     Challenging         Challenging.5 miles. 600' elevation gain. Hike starts at 8600' and climbs to 9,200'. Scenic
  2       Bristlecone Pines (SM-Lee Canyon)
                                                    May 1 – Oct 15       views over Lee Canyon ski area.
          Stanley B Springs to the Mine and          Challenging         Challenging. NP   3.5 miles. 800' elevation gain. Hike starts at 7,000 feet and climbs steeply
  3
          Back     (SM-Kyle Canyon)                 May 1 – Oct 15       at first. Nice views.
                                                     Challenging                    4 miles. 900' elevation gain to a peak of 8,400'. Up a series of steep
                                                                         Challenging.
  4       Mary Jane Falls       (SM-Kyle Canyon)
                                                    May 1 - Oct 15       switchbacks along the north canyon wall to the Falls.
                                                                                    4 miles. 900' elevation gain, mild scrambling. Trail begins along the
                                                                         Challenging.
          Fletcher Canyon to the Rock                Challenging
  5                                                                      mountainside, then winds along a creekbed which leads into the canyon. Creek can have
          (SM-Kyle Canyon)                          May 1 - Oct 15
                                                                         running water from snow melt.

                                                                         Challenging.6 miles. 1,000' elevation gain. The trail follows the Bristlecone Pines trail in a
          Bristlecone Pines-Old Mill                  Challenging
  6                                                                      clockwise direction to the Bonanza Peak trail junction; leaves the road and descends
          (SM-Lee Canyon)                           June 15 - Oct 15
                                                                         through the forest past an old sawmill and picnic grounds into a nice meadow.

                                                       Difficult                 4 miles. 800' elevation gain to a peak of 8,300'. Some scrambling and exposure.
                                                                         Difficult.
  7       Big Falls (SM-Kyle Canyon)
                                                    May 15 - Oct 15      Hike along a trail into the wash, which requires boulder climbing, leading to the waterfall.

                                                                                 3 miles. 1,200' elevation gain to a peak of 8,600'. The trail starts off easy, flattens
                                                                         Difficult.
                                                       Difficult
  8       Cathedral Rock       (SM-Kyle Canyon)                          out, then becomes steep before reaching the peak. Save your energy for the last quarter
                                                    May 15 - Oct 15
                                                                         mile! Great view of Kyle Canyon.
                                                                                  4 miles. 1,500' elevation gain. Along a nice trail with moderately-steep
                                                                         Difficult.
          Trail Canyon to the Saddle                   Difficult         switchbacks to the junction of North Loop Trail. Big logs and sunshine (most of the time!)
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          (SM-Kyle Canyon)                          May 1 - Oct 15       makes this a pleasant spot to eat lunch!! Hike leader has option of continuing another 1/2-
                                                                         mile for great views!!

                                                                                  NP - 5.5 miles. Apx. 1,600' elevation gain. Hike begins along nice trail with
                                                                         Difficult -
                                                                         beautiful views to the south; then goes off-trail up steep terrain through brush, juniper and
          Harris Peak (SM-Hwy. 157 to Harris           Difficult
 10                                                                      aspen trees and up steep scree slope, continuing along ridgeline east to Harris Peak,
          Springs Road turnoff)                     May 1 - Oct 15
                                                                         elevation 10,018. Beautiful views. Return down steep, brushy scree slope to trail. (Need
                                                                         high-clearance vehicles for the apx. 9-miles on Harris Springs Road to trailhead.)




                                                                                                                                                  Updated August 8, 2008
      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)                                                                                                                  by Phyllis Martin
      Red Rock Canyon - (RR)                                                                                                                              Summer Hikes
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                                           1
                                                                       NP - No Pets, please!
                                                               Summer Hikes
                                                     Hike Rank &
Order          Hike Name & Location                Preferred Dates                             Summer Hike Descriptions
                                                                                 7 miles. 2,000' elevation gain along a nice trail, hiking up several moderately-steep
                                                                         Difficult.
          Mummy Springs to Raintree                    Difficult         switchbacks peaking at 10,200’ and gradually descending 150' to "Raintree" - a 3,000+ year-
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          (SM - Highway 158)                        May 1 - Oct 15       old Bristlecone Pine Tree. Last mile downhill to spring is very steep. Return on same
                                                                         trail.
                                                                                  10 miles. 2,000' elevation gain along a nice trail, hiking up several moderately-
                                                                         Difficult.
                                                                         steep switchbacks peaking at 10,200’ and gradually descending 150' over the next half-mile
          Mummy Springs/Trail Canyon Loop              Difficult
 12                                                                      to Raintree (the giant and ancient bristlecone pine). Hike continues from Raintree along
          (SM - Highway 158)                        May 1 - Oct 15
                                                                         North Loop Trail descending to Trail Canyon and ending on Echo Drive in Lee Canyon.
                                                                         Note: Car shuttle required. (Transition hike to qualify for more difficult hikes.)

                                                                                                                                                    Either 8-mile hike
                                                                         Difficult. (Note: Leader to decide which version of hike he/she wants to lead.)
                                                                         to saddle or 12 miles to Crest . 1,200' or 2,000' elevation gain. Trailhead begins at Old
                                                                         Mill Picnic Grounds in Lee Canyon. Very nice trail in the pine trees to Bristlecone Road,
          Old Mill to Spring Mountain Crest            Difficult         continue apx. two miles on ranger road, turn onto Bonanza Trailhead and continue on
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          (SM-Lee Canyon)                           May 15 - Oct 15      Bonanza trail. 8- mile hike will end at saddle just above log steps. 12-mile hike continues
                                                                         to the Crest where there are great views of Telescope Peak in Death Valley, the High
                                                                         Sierra's, Mt. Whitney, McFarland Peak and Mack's Peak.

          Mack's Peak (Overlook ONLY)                Strenuous           Strenuous.NP. 5 miles. 2,600' elevation gain. Cross-country hike with no trail. Terrain is
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          (SM-Lee Canyon)                           May 1 - Oct 15       very steep. Call hike leader first.
                                                                         Strenuous.  NP. 10 miles. 2,650' elevation gain. Hike begins at the end of Harris Springs
          Griffith Peak via Harris Springs Trail      Strenuous          Road. Very nice trail w/beautiful scenery, continuing through a few rocky cliffs and up
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          (SM - S.R. 157 to Harris Springs Road)    Jun 15 - Oct 1       switchbacks; last 1/2 mi. steep climb to Griffith Peak. 4WD vehicles needed on rough road
                                                                         to trailhead.
                                                                         Strenuous.NP. 9 miles. 2,900' elevation gain. Hike up a ridge side on a series of
          Bonanza Peak (up and back)                   Strenuous
 16                                                                      switchbacks to the saddle; continue on trail plus some cross-country along ridge top to the
          (Cold Creek Road off Hwy. 95)             July 15 - Oct 15
                                                                         10,400' summit. Experienced hikers only.
                                                                         Strenuous. NP. 9 miles. 2,200' elevation gain. Hike follows North Loop Trail from Mummy
          Fletcher Peak via Mummy Springs Trail       Strenuous
 17                                                                      Springs parking lot to the saddle just before Raintree; turns sharply left, traverses to a
          (SM - Highway 158)                        Jun 15 - Oct 15
                                                                         saddle and climbs to Fletcher Peak. Great views.




                                                                                                                                                  Updated August 8, 2008
      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)                                                                                                                  by Phyllis Martin
      Red Rock Canyon - (RR)                                                                                                                              Summer Hikes
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                                           2
                                                                       NP - No Pets, please!
                                                                     Summer Hikes
                                                         Hike Rank &
Order          Hike Name & Location                    Preferred Dates                              Summer Hike Descriptions
                                                                              Very Strenuous. NP. 11 miles. 2,700' elevation gain. Begin on nice trail with moderately-
                                                                              steep switchbacks to the North Loop Trail junction. Continue along North Loop Trail to
          Fletcher Peak via Trail Canyon                 Very Strenuous
 18                                                                           Raintree (Mummy Springs). Apx. 1/4-mile past Raintree, sharp turn right onto trail which
          (SM-Kyle Canyon)                               Jun 15 - Oct 15
                                                                              traverses cross-country to the saddle and climbs to Fletcher Peak at 10,319'. Great views.
                                                                              Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader.
                                                                              Very Strenuous. NP. 7 miles. 2,550’ elevation gain. Hike up Hummingbird Hollow canyon to
          Fletcher Peak via Hummingbird Hollow           Very Strenuous
 19                                                                           a saddle. Travel along a ridgeline to the 10,319’ peak. Plenty of scrambling and very
          (SM-Highway 158)                               Jun 15 - Oct 15
                                                                              steep. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.

                                                                              Very Strenuous.NP. 10 miles. 3,500' elevation gain. Very steep trail, with a relentless series
                                                         Very Strenuous
 20       Griffith Peak      (SM-Kyle Canyon)                                 of switchbacks to the saddle, then across the ridgeline and up the short, steep climb to
                                                         Jun 15 - Oct 1
                                                                              Griffith Peak at 11,056’. Bring a jacket-can be cool on top. Experienced hikers only.

                                                                              Very Strenuous. NP. 6 miles. 2,000' elevation gain. Scrambling, exposure at the top. NP.
                                                         Very Strenuous
 21       South Sister      (SM-Lee Canyon)                                   This hike is steep with loose gravel on parts of the trail. Nice views. Experienced hikers
                                                         May 1 - Oct 15
                                                                              only. Must call hike leader first.
          Stanley B. Springs Loop via
                                                         Very Strenuous                        6 miles. 2,500' elevation gain. Loose rock, exposure, difficult and
                                                                              Very Strenuous. NP.
 22       Cockscomb Ridge                       (SM-
                                                          Jul 1 - Oct 1       exposed scrambling. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.
          Kyle Canyon)
                                                                              Very Strenuous. NP. 15.5 miles one way. 4,500' elevation gain. Hike begins on Bristlecone
                                                                              Pine trailhead along a trail in some of the most remote areas of Mt. Charleston. The trail
          Bonanza Trail (One Way)                        Very Strenuous       climbs several summits passing beneath Bonanza Peak before descending to the Cold
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          (SM-Lee Canyon & Cold Creek)                   Jun 15 - Oct 15      Creek Springs parking area. Best to do this hike with two groups, exchanging car keys
                                                                              when meeting up on the trail; avoiding the car shuttle. Experienced hikers only. Must call
                                                                              hike leader first.
                                                                              Very Strenuous.NP. 8 miles. 2,600' elevation gain. Hike follows the Mummy Spring Trail to
                                                         Very Strenuous       the spring. From there it is a strenuous one-mile steep route to the top of the toe.
 24       Mummy’s Toe (SM - Highway 158)
                                                         Jul 15 - Oct 1       Scrambling and all-fours needed from time to time. 5 to 6 hours to complete. Experienced
                                                                              hikers only. Must call hike leader first.
                                                                           Extremely Strenuous. NP. 11 miles. 4,700' elevation gain. A very exposed, crumbling &
                                                       Extremely Strenuous
 25       Mummy's Belly (SM-Kyle Canyon)                                   unstable rock hike with lots of opportunity for injury. What little trail there is, is very steep.
                                                         May 15 - Oct 15
                                                                           Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.




                                                                                                                                                   Updated August 8, 2008
      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)                                                                                                                   by Phyllis Martin
      Red Rock Canyon - (RR)                                                                                                                               Summer Hikes
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                                            3
                                                                           NP - No Pets, please!
                                                             Summer Hikes
                                                 Hike Rank &
Order          Hike Name & Location            Preferred Dates                            Summer Hike Descriptions
                                                                   Exremely Strenuous. NP. 18 miles. 5,100' elevation gain. This is an all-day hike climbing to
          Charleston Peak via South Loop (up
                                               Extremely Strenuous Charleston Peak at 11,918'. The hike offers a relentless series of switchbacks followed by
 26       and back)
                                                  Jun 21 - Oct 1   a 'walk in the park', then a trudge to the top. Bring jacket, food and plenty of water- (4
          (SM-Kyle Canyon)
                                                                   quarts minimum ). Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.


                                                                                            20 miles. 5,500' elevation gain. Lots of exposure. This all-day hike
                                                                     Extremely Strenuous. NP.
                                                                   climbs to Charleston Peak at 11,918’. South Loop Trail follows a number of switchbacks
          Charleston Peak via South Loop
                                               Extremely Strenuous and continues through the 'walk in the park'; the grade then picks up and the last mile is a
 27       (Ending on North Loop)
                                                  Jul 15 - Oct 1   trudge to the top. This hike returns on the long North Loop Trail meeting up with Trail
          (SM-Kyle Canyon)
                                                                   Canyon and finishes down the steep 2-mile grade of Trail Canyon. Bring jacket, food and
                                                                   plenty of water - (4 quarts minimum ). Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.


                                                                                            20 miles. 5,500' elevation gain. Lots of exposure. This all-day hike
                                                                     Extremely Strenuous. NP.
                                                                   begins at Trail Canyon up moderately-steep switchbacks for 2-miles to a junction and
                                                                   continues on North Loop Trail having lots of exposure. The last mile is a series of steep
          Charleston Peak via North Loop
                                               Extremely Strenuous switchbacks at a 17% grade and little oxygen! It is important to drink plenty of water
 28       (Ending on South Loop)
                                                  Jul 15 - Oct 1   before and during this final mile to avoid altitude sickness, which is uaually a lack of water.
          (SM-Kyle Canyon)
                                                                   Charleston Peak stands at 11,918' and has magnificent views. This is a very long and
                                                                   extremely strenuous hike for which you MUST be prepared with ample water, food and a
                                                                   jacket. Experienced hikers only. YOU MUST CALL HIKE LEADER FIRST!!




                                                                                                                                        Updated August 8, 2008
      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)                                                                                                        by Phyllis Martin
      Red Rock Canyon - (RR)                                                                                                                    Summer Hikes
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                                 4
                                                                  NP - No Pets, please!
                                                                Winter Hikes
                                                    Hike Level &
Order       Name of Hike & Location
                                                   Preferred Dates                                Winter Hike Descriptions
                                                        Easy                       Learn about Ancient Egypt (Luxor), Ancient Rome, Napeleonic Battles (Caesar's),
                                                                         Enjoyable!!
  1      Las Vegas Strip - Educational Walk
                                                    Oct 1 – Jun 30       Doges of Venice (Venetian). Views intriguing and Hike Leader's talks impressive!
         Bird Sanctuary Wetlands - Nature Walk           Easy            Easy. Learn about plants, ecology and birds of the wetlands. Limit 25 people. Please sign
  2
         (Henderson)                                Oct 1 – Jun 15       up in Hiking Club Book located behind the Fitness Desk at the Center.
         Canyon Crest Village/Fairway Village            Easy            Easy. Distance and elevation gain variable. Start at Anthem Center and walk through the
  3
         Walk (Sun CIty Anthem)                     Sep 15 – Jul 1       neighborhoods.
                                                                         Easy. 1 mile. 240' elevation gain to 4,520'. The trail leads to the mouth of Lost Creek
         Lost Creek Canyon/Children's                    Easy
  4                                                                      Canyon and a waterfall, which can be spectacular. "A journey into nature!" Great
         Discovery Trail  (RRC)                     Oct 1 - May 15
                                                                         beginner's hike!!
         McDonald Ranch Moonlight Hike                   Easy            Easy. 2 miles. 200' elevation gain. Bring flashlights. Enjoy snacks and socializing at local
  5
         (Henderson)                                Sep 15 – Jul 1       restaurant after walk.
                                                         Easy            Easy. 8 miles. 100' elevation gain. Up and back. Easy hike through four Historic Railroad
  6      Railroad Tunnels (LM)
                                                    Oct 15 – Jun 15      Tunnels built in 1931 to bring supplies for the construction of Hoover Dam.
                                                   Easy to Moderate      Easy to Moderate.  4 miles. 1,500' elevation gain. (Arden Peak is the radio tower hill just north of Black
  7      Arden Peak         (Southeast of SCA)
                                                    Oct 15 - Apr 15      Mtn.)   Nice walk up Tower Road to the gate and return. Beautiful view of Anthem.
                                                      Moderate           Moderate.     2 miles. 650' elevation gain. Shor hike, but steep. Beautiful view of Las Vegas
  8      Mormon Temple (North Las Vegas)
                                                    Oct 1 - May 15       Valley.
                                                      Moderate           Moderate. 4 to 5 miles -distance will vary. Apx. 300' elev. gain. Hike along bike trail with small amount of
  9      Arnight Trail (So. RR off Hwy. 160)                             scrambling. Spectacular views of entire Red Rock Canyon. High-clearance vehicles.
                                                     Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                         Moderate. 2 miles. 600' elevation gain. This is a small mountain in the NW corner of Las
                                                       Moderate
 10      Lone Mountain          (West Las Vegas)                         Vegas, which stands alone and rises above surrounding desert. The trail is short but steep
                                                    Oct 15 - May 15
                                                                         and rough. Great views.
                                                      Moderate           Moderate. 2.5 miles. 320' elevation gain. This BLM trail goes across the desert to the
 11      Ice Box Canyon         (RRC)
                                                     Oct 1 - Jul 1       mouth of the canyon, then it's a bouldering route to a seasonal waterfall.
                                                                         Moderate. 4 miles. 750' elevation gain. Hike alongside Calico Hills with views of the Red
                                                       Moderate
 12      Calico Vista           (RRC)                                    Rocks and rock climbers. Easy scrambling with ups and downs on the red sandstone.
                                                   Oct 15 - May 15
                                                                         Hike 2 miles to Sandstone Quarry and return on same route.
                                                       Moderate          Moderate. 4 miles. 800' elevation gain. La Madre Springs is a year-round source of water
 13      La Madre Springs (RRC)
                                                    Oct 15 - Apr 30      for mule deer and bighorn sheep.
                                                                         Moderate. 3 miles. 300' elevation gain. Limited space. Sloan Canyon is a National
                                                        Moderate
 14      Sloan Canyon (Southwest Henderson)                              Conservation Area and one can view a great number of ancient petroglyphs. Please sign
                                                    Oct 15 - May 15
                                                                         up on Sign-In Sheet in Hiking Club Book at Fitness Center desk.
                                                                         Moderate. 4 miles. 200' elevation gain. Hike down Pine Creek Trail passing the cement
                                                       Moderate
 15      Pine Creek/Fern Canyon          (RRC)                           foundation to the old Wilson homestead and into the wash. A good introduction to
                                                    Oct 15 - May 1
                                                                         scrambling.
      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)
      Red Rock Canyon - (RRC)                                                                                                                          Updated February 26, 2008
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                                   by Phyllis Martin
      Sun City Anthem - (SCA)                                                                                                                                       Winter Hikes
                                                                      NP - No Pets, please!                                                                                     5
                                                                  Winter Hikes
                                                   Hike Level &
Order       Name of Hike & Location
                                                  Preferred Dates                               Winter Hike Descriptions
                                                                        Moderate. 3 miles. 500' elev. gain. The route travels through a wash into a dry creek bed,
                                                       Moderate
 16      Calico Tanks           (RRC)                                   then up the sandstone to the tanks and to a flat, white sandstone overlook with amazing
                                                   Oct 15 - May 15
                                                                        views of Red Rock Park and Las Vegas Valley. A good introduction to rock scrambling.
                                                                        Challenging. 4.5 miles. 500' elev. gain. Some scrambling. This hike leads through a
                                                     Challenging
 17      Sugarloaf Mountain (LM & Colo.River)                           colorful wash to an area used during the construction of Hoover Dam that overlooks
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 15
                                                                        Boulder Canyon and the Colorado River.
                                                     Challenging        Challenging. 4 miles. 400' elev. gain. Light scrambling. Follow an abandoned road north
 18      Palette Canyon        (Lake Las Vegas)
                                                    Nov 1 - May 1       across the desert, then off-trail before dropping into a very colorful wash.
                                                     Challenging        Challenging. 4.5 miles. 1,000' gross elev. gain. No shade! 2 qts. water per person
 19      Liberty Bell Arch (LM & Colo. River)
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 15      minimum . Views of Liberty Bell Arch, an old mine and the Colorado River.
                                                     Challenging        Challenging. 4 miles. 500' elevation gain. Some scrambling. Light exposure. Views of
 20      Redstone Discovery Hike          (LM)
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 15      petroglyphs and petrified rock.
                                                                        Challenging. 7 miles. 1,000' elev. gain. Composite of many BLM trails. Back portion
                                                     Challenging
 21      White Rock Hills Loop            (RRC)                         consists of slight to moderate inclines; trail on front side of White Rock Hills, with no shade,
                                                   Oct 15 - May 10
                                                                        wanders through the desert on portions of Grand Circle Trail.
                                                                        Challenging. 5.5 miles. 1,200' elevation gain. River Mtn. Trail heads north, then intersects
                                                     Challenging
 22      River Mountain        (Boulder City)                           with the Red and Black Mountain trails. Breathtaking views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead,
                                                    Oct 15 - Jun 1
                                                                        Boulder City and Eldorado Valley. (Transition hike to qualify for more difficult hikes.)
                                                     Challenging        Challenging. 6 miles. 800' elevation gain. Scrambling. Enjoy views of Red Rock and
 23      Fossil Canyon Loop (Hwy.159 near RR)
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 15      chance to see fossils millions of years old.
                                                                        Challenging. NP. 5 miles. 500' elevation gain. Hike across open desert to a wash.
                                                     Challenging
 24      South Bowl of Fire        (LM)                                 Scramble up jumbled piles of sandstone providing adventure in a seldom-hiked area. No
                                                    Nov 15 - Apr 1
                                                                        shade! Bring ample water!
                                                                        Challenging to Difficult. NP 4 miles. 800' elev. gain. Hike across desert and up river wash,
                                                  Challenging/Difficult which may have pools of water. Scrambling over large boulders. Very steep, twisting
 25      Mudd Springs            (South RRC)
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 1       chute, crumbly, loose rock & exposure on approach to waterfall. (Note: Waterfall was dry on our
                                                                        March '07 hike.) High-clearance vehicles.
                                                                        Challenging. NP.  4.5 mi. 840' elev. gain. Follows Sugarloaf Mtn. Trail leaving wash and
                                                     Challenging
 26      Sugarloaf to Colorado River (LM)                               climb to tailings pile. Apx. 1.2 mi. past cottonwood trees, turn left out of wash, follow
                                                    Nov 1 - Mar 15
                                                                        several washes and ridges descending steeply to Colorado River. Scrambling/exposure.
                                                                        Challenging.  7.5 miles. 650' elev.gain. The trail to Pinto Valley follows the route of the
                                                     Challenging
 27      Pinto Valley             (LM)                                  Arrowhead Trails Hwy. from North Shore Road. See micro-biotic soil, sedimentary rock
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 15
                                                                        with fossils, ripple stone, a spring and great view of Pinto Valley. Bring plenty of water.




      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)
      Red Rock Canyon - (RRC)                                                                                                             Updated February 26, 2008
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                      by Phyllis Martin
      Sun City Anthem - (SCA)                                                                                                                          Winter Hikes
                                                                     NP - No Pets, please!                                                                         6
                                                                  Winter Hikes
                                                      Hike Level &
Order       Name of Hike & Location
                                                     Preferred Dates                             Winter Hike Descriptions
                                                       Challenging         Challenging. 6 miles. 1,000' elev. gain. Hike up alluvial fan on dirt roads to an interesting
 28      Teddy Bear Cholla Forest          (LM)
                                                      Nov 1 - Apr 15       forest of "unhuggable" teddy bear cholla cacti. Add 1 more mile, if you like scrambling.

         Anniversary Narrows via Mill Town             Challenging         Challenging.8.5 miles. 700' elev. gain. Hike through Rainbow Canyon. to the Anniv. Mine
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         (LM)                                         Nov 1 - Mar 15       Mill Town, then through beautiful slot canyon returning past Anniv. Mine via Callville Wash.
                                                                           Challenging.   6.5 miles. 1,100' elev. gain to the top of Red Peak at 3,654'. Hike the ridge
                                                       Challenging
 30      Bootleg Canyon (Boulder City)                                     sides on mountain bike trails with some sections moderately steep with loose rock and
                                                      Oct 15 - Jun 1
                                                                           boulders. Great views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Boulder City and Eldorado Valley.
         Rainbow Mtn. Wilderness (Hwy.160)                                 Difficult - 6 miles. 1,400' elev. gain. Up and down cross-country hike with some parts
                                                          Difficult        having good trail along ridge overlooking Rainbow Mountain Escarpment and much more!
 31      Exactly 30-mi. from Blue Diamond and I-
                                                       Nov 1 - Apr 1       Hike can include some scrambling up a wash - check with hike leader if concerned about
         15 turnoff.
                                                                           scrambling.
                                                                           Difficult. 8 miles. Apx. 600’ elev. gain. Hike along meandering bike trail for half of the hike
                                                          Difficult        with mild to moderate scrambling on one portion leading to the ridge. High point is 5,280’
 32      Cottonwood Valley (Highway 160)
                                                       Nov 1 - Apr 1       (One Mile High!!) Nice views of Las Vegas Valley. This is a very popular mountain bike
                                                                           trail, so hikers need to be aware of the bikers.
         Arizona Hot Springs (to river & back) (LM        Difficult        Difficult. 6 miles. 800' elev. gain. Some scrambling. Hike down a narrow canyon on the
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         and Colorado River)                          Oct 15 - Apr 15      round trip to Colorado River and back.
                                                                           Difficult. NP. 5 miles - 1,000' cumulative elevation gain. 1,500' maximum elevation.
                                                          Difficult
 34      Sugarloaf to Lone Palm Loop (LM)                                  Trailhead same as Sugarloaf on Hwy. 93. Follows Sugarloaf hike route; then heads south
                                                      Nov 1 - Mar 15
                                                                           cross-country to a Lone Palm at the Colorado River and back up the Lone Palm wash.

                                                                                   NP. 4 miles. 600' net gain. Hike begins at 3,700 feet on nice trail ascending apx.
                                                                           Difficult.
         Kraft Mountain Loop (Calico Basin Area           Difficult        600 feet, then drops into a very scenic wash surrounded by colorful red and white
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         in RR National Conservation Area)            Oct 15 - Apr 15      sandstone cliffs. Boulder hopping required in the wash; some exposure. (More
                                                                           experienced hikers can climb down a waterfall, having 15 ft. exposure.)
                                                          Difficult                     2 miles. 1,000' elevation gain. Exposure and lots of scrambling. Enter
                                                                           Difficult. NP.
 36      Calico Scramble         (RRC)
                                                      Oct 15 - Apr 15      through Calico Basin Road, 1/4-mile east of main Red Rock Park entrance.
                                                                           Difficult. NP.5 miles. 750' elev. gain. Hoodoos, spires, and sculpted rocks line this scenic
                                                          Difficult
 37      Cleopatra Wash             (LM)                                   wash as it flows to Lake Mead. High clearance vehicles required for the Boathouse Cove
                                                      Nov 1 - Apr 15
                                                                           Road for three miles.
                                                                                            miles. 700' elevation gain. Trailhead parking at 10.5-mile marker on North
                                                                           Difficult. NP - 4.5
                                                                           Shore Road. Hike begins in a wash, then becomes a difficult, cross-country, no-trail hike
                                                          Difficult        up to the mesa hiking over tumbled, loose lava rock. In some areas the surface is covered
 38      Black Mesa              (LM)
                                                      Nov 1 - Apr 15       in small circular clearings made by the desert bighorn sheep. Some scrambling on the
                                                                           descent. Can be very windy! Great views of Callville Marina in Lake Mead and of the
                                                                           surrounding area.
      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)
      Red Rock Canyon - (RRC)                                                                                                                Updated February 26, 2008
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                         by Phyllis Martin
      Sun City Anthem - (SCA)                                                                                                                             Winter Hikes
                                                                        NP - No Pets, please!                                                                         7
                                                                         Winter Hikes
                                                        Hike Level &
Order       Name of Hike & Location
                                                       Preferred Dates                             Winter Hike Descriptions
         Blue Diamond Canyon Loop                           Difficult
 39                                                                    Difficult. NP. 5 miles. 700' elevation gain. Scrambling over dry falls and some exposure.
         (Hwy. 159 near RR)                              Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                                          7 miles. 1,400' elev. gain. Scrambling. Hike to old mine site through slot
                                                                              Difficult. NP.
                                                            Difficult
 40      Anniversary Narrows (LM)                                             canyon, along wash, then up steep climb to overlook Bowl of Fire.
                                                         Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                              (STR version: Challenging. 4 mi. 200' elev. gain. with light scrambling.)
                                                             Difficult                6 miles. 1,200' elevation gain. Some scrambling and brush on this cross-country
                                                                              Difficult.
 41      The Park       (above RRC)                        Apr 1-Jun 15
                                                         & Sep 15-Nov 15
                                                                              hike which overlooks Red Rock Canyon from the west.
                                                                              Difficult. NP. 3 miles. 300' elevation gain; 3,600' maximum elevation. Trailhead off Hwy.
                                                            Difficult
 42      Bridge Spring Arch (Nelson)                                          165 to Nelson. Follows a wash past a cave, under a naturla bridge and up to an overlook of
                                                        Oct 15 - Apr 15
                                                                              Virlis Fischer Arch. Return over a ridge and back to the wash.
                                                            Difficult         Difficult. NP. 4 miles. 800' elev. gain. Lots of scrambling. Challenging hike down steep
 43      Gold Strike Canyon to the Rope         (LM)
                                                         Nov 1 - Apr 1        canyon to hot springs. Involves relying on ropes and clearing obstacles. Exposure!
                                                                              Difficult. NP. 8 miles. 1,000' elevation gain. Hike across the desert to a wash leading to the
                                                            Difficult
 44      North Bowl of Fire        (LM)                                       north side of the Bowl of Fire. This hike combines hiking through washes with some rock
                                                         Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                              scrambling and exposure.
         Sloan Canyon from Democracy        (South          Difficult         Difficult. 9 miles. 500' elevation gain. No shade! Space limited; sign up in Hiking Club
 45
         of SCA)                                         Nov 1 - Apr 1        Book at Fitness Desk.
                                                                              Difficult. NP. 5 miles. 900' elevation gain. 2,400 peak elevation. Trailhead on dirt road NW
         Dry Falls Loop to Teddy Bear Cholla                Difficult         of Alan Bible Visitor Center at Lake Mead. Follows a canyon toward the River Mountains,
 46
         Forest (LM)                                     Nov 1 - Apr 15       cross-country with a half-dozen dry waterfalls, crosses a ridgeline to the next canyon south
                                                                              and returns with a short side trip to Teddy Bear Cholla Forest.
                                                            Difficult         Difficult. NP. 9 miles. 1,200' elevation gain to a peak of 4,186' in the North McCullough
 47      Sutor Peak (South of SCA)
                                                         Nov 1 - Apr 1        Range. Scrambling, some exposure, loose lava rock.
                                                                              Difficult. NP. 2.6 miles. 1,200' elev. gain. Peak is 4,765'. Lots of scrambling, crumbly rock,
                                                             Difficult
 48      Triple Peak Ridge (Lower Lee Canyon)                                 steep downhill and tough on knees! Nice views of north Las Vegas Valley and dry lakes,
                                                         Oct 15 - Apr 15
                                                                              plus surrounding peaks and the Desert National Wildlife Range.
                                                                              Difficult. 5 miles. 2,000' Elevation gain. Get a different view of Red Rock Canyon. This hike
         Mountain Springs to Windy Peak                     Difficult         starts with a steep climb on a dirt road to a ridgeline with fantastic views. It then descends
 49                                                                           to a saddle where we scramble onto sandstone and find our way to Windy Peak for more
         (Hwy. 160 Blue Diamond Road)                    Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                              great views. Return is by reversing directions.
                                                                              Strenuous. NP.  4 miles. 1,100' elev. gain to 4,184'. Cross country with scrambling. Great
                                                          Strenuous           views of Ivanpah Valley and South McCullough Range. Hike from old mining/current quarry
 50      Sheep Mountain            (Jean, NV)
                                                        Oct 15 - May 15       site to highest peak near Jean used for Jean airport wind sock. Some probable fossils in
                                                                              limestone on route to top.

      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)
      Red Rock Canyon - (RRC)                                                                                                                 Updated February 26, 2008
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                          by Phyllis Martin
      Sun City Anthem - (SCA)                                                                                                                              Winter Hikes
                                                                           NP - No Pets, please!                                                                       8
                                                                    Winter Hikes
                                                        Hike Level &
Order       Name of Hike & Location
                                                       Preferred Dates                           Winter Hike Descriptions
                                                                            Strenuous NP.    6-7 miles. Apx. 1,400' elev. gain. Begin at Mountain Springs hiking up very
                                                                            steep road for apx. 1 mile & 1,000' gain to a saddle. Turn right and continue on intermittent
         Hollow Rock Peak           (Hwy. 160 - Blue      Strenuous
 51                                                                         trail, following ridge having many ups and downs. Hollow Rock Peak at 5,950' juts out over
         Diamond Road)                                   Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                            the valley. There is some scrambling with exposure required. Highest point of hike is
                                                                            6,200 feet. Tremendous views of Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston, Red Rock and Mt. Potosi.
                                                                            Strenuous. NP. 6 miles. 1,400' elev. gain. Rugged cross-country hike up Cottonwood Wash.
                                                          Strenuous
 52      Hamblin Mountain            (LM)                                   Enjoy colorful rocks patterned by nature. View Boulder Narrows, Pinto Valley and beyond.
                                                        Nov 1 - Mar 15
                                                                            Some rock scrambling over dry waterfalls and exposure at the peak.




      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)
      Red Rock Canyon - (RRC)                                                                                                              Updated February 26, 2008
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                       by Phyllis Martin
      Sun City Anthem - (SCA)                                                                                                                           Winter Hikes
                                                                         NP - No Pets, please!                                                                      9
                                                                 Winter Hikes
                                                     Hike Level &
Order       Name of Hike & Location
                                                    Preferred Dates                              Winter Hike Descriptions
                                                                          Strenuous. NP.6 miles. 1,200' elev. gain. Some scrambling & exposure. A one-mile lava
                                                       Strenuous
 53      Fortification Hill        (LM)                                   mesa on top of Fortification Hill overlooking Lake Mead on the east side of Hoover Dam.
                                                     Nov 1 - Apr 15
                                                                          Fantastic views.
                                                                          Strenuous. NP. 4.5 miles. 2,500' elevation gain to a peak of 5,092'. Some exposure,
                                                       Strenuous
 54      Black Mountain (Southeast of SCA)                                scrambling, loose rock and brush. Hand holds needed for balance at times. Excellent 360-
                                                     Oct 15 - May 15
                                                                          degree view of Las Vegas Valley, numerous ranges and the Eldorado Valley dry lake.
                                                                          Strenuous. NP. 6.5 miles. 1,000' elev. gain. Scrambling & exposure. Hike continues from
                                                       Strenuous
 55      Calico Tanks Loop          (RRC)                                 Calico Tanks Overlook down steep chute, scrambling through red sandstone gully; finishing
                                                     Oct 15 - May 15
                                                                          on portion of Grand Circle Trail back to parking lot.
         Hidden Slot Canyon to top of Red Rock         Strenuous          Strenuous. NP. 4 miles. 1,500' elev. gain. Scrambling/exposure. An "all fours"scramble.
 56
         (RRC)                                        Oct 1 - Jun 1       Should have previously done Lava Butte or Face of Frenchman. Must call hike leader.
                                                                          Strenuous. NP. 6 miles. 1,200' elev. gain. Scrambling/some exposure and hiking through
         Arizona Hot Springs Loop (out the             Strenuous
 57                                                                       water. Slippery at times. Hike down narrow canyon to natural hot spring, climb 20-ladder to
         Back Door) (LM and Colorado River)          Oct 15 - Apr 15
                                                                          hot springs on round trip to Colorado River. Return through different canyon.
                                                                          Strenuous.   10 miles. 1,600' elev. gain. Some scrambling. Same as White Rock Mtn. Plus
         White Rock Hills Loop plus Keystone           Strenuous
 58                                                                       trail to the fault, which crosses a wash and climbs up 542' before descending to the famous
         Thrust (RRC)                                Oct 15 - Apr 15
                                                                          Keystone Thrust fault line.
 59      South Bowl of Fire Scramble (LM)              Strenuous          Strenuous. NP.   5 miles. 600' elevation gain. Lots of scrambling with exposure.
                                                      Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                          Strenuous. NP.4 miles. 1,200' elevation gain. Begin on Pine Creek Trail, cross creek, then
                                                        Strenuous
 60      Crabby Appleton Saddle             (RRC)                         hike cross country to the steep canyon with lots of scrambling, brush and some exposure to
                                                     Oct 15 - May 15
                                                                          the 5,200' saddle. Great views. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.
                                                                          Strenuous. NP. 10.5 miles. 2,500' elev. gain. Hidden Slot requires an "all fours" scramble
         Hidden Slot Canyon and Reverse                Strenuous          with lots of exposure. This hike continues to a chute up to Calico Tanks Overlook.
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         Calico Loop       (RRC)                      Oct 1 - Jun 1       Continue Calico Tanks in reverse and finish on a portion of the Granc Circle Trail leading
                                                                          back to parking lot. Must call hike leader first.
 62      White Rock Springs Peak (RRC)               Very Strenuous       Very Strenuous. NP.   5 miles. 1,200' elevation gain. Lots of scrambling.
                                                     Oct 15 - Apr 1
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP. 5 miles. 2,000' elevation gain to the 6,323' peak. Short but strenuous
                                                     Very Strenuous
 63      Turtlehead Peak          (RRC)                                   climb with scrambling, exposure and loose rock on parts of trail. Great unobstructed view
                                                     Oct 15 - Apr 1
                                                                          of Las Vegas Valley. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP.  15 miles. 1,300' elev. gain. Easy in and out hike through colorful mud
         North Pinto Valley to Lake Mead             Very Strenuous       hills into a broad valley bordered by volcanic sandstone and conglomorate mountains.
 64
         (LM)                                        Nov 1 - Apr 15       Then, follow scenic Boulder Wash to a Lake Mead beach. 7.5 miles UPHILL back to car.
                                                                          Need ample water.

      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)
      Red Rock Canyon - (RRC)                                                                                                               Updated February 26, 2008
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                        by Phyllis Martin
      Sun City Anthem - (SCA)                                                                                                                            Winter Hikes
                                                                       NP - No Pets, please!                                                                       10
                                                                 Winter Hikes
                                                    Hike Level &
Order       Name of Hike & Location
                                                   Preferred Dates                                  Winter Hike Descriptions
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP. 7 miles - 800' elev. gain. Lots of scrambling and exposure. Hike down
         Gold Strike Canyon to the Colorado         Very Strenuous        steep canyon relying on ropes and clearing obstacles. Bring water shoes. Canyon
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         River    (LM)                              Nov 1 - Apr 1         temperature can be much hotter than Las Vegas and you should plan accordingly. Bring
                                                                          extra water. Must call hiker leader first.
                                                    Very Strenuous        Very Strenuous. NP. 5 miles. 2,000' elevation gain. Scrambling with exposure. Steep, with
 66      Lava Butte (LM near Lake Las Vegas)
                                                   Nov 15 - Mar 15        crumbling rock. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP. 5 miles. 2,000' elevation gain to the 4,052' peak. Extreme exposure.
                                                    Very Strenuous
 67      Face of Frenchman (North Las Vegas)                              Sharp rocks; gloves and climbing skills required. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike
                                                    Oct 15 - May 1
                                                                          leader first.
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP. 5 miles. 1,084' elev. gain. Heavy bouldering and brush. Start at Pine
                                                    Very Strenuous
                                                                          Creek Trail into canyon. One of the most scenic bouldering routes in RR. Although this
 68      Terrace Canyon (RRC)                       Oct 15 - Nov 15
                                                                          hike is only 5 miles long, it will take apx. 6 hours to complete. Experienced hikers only.
                                                    & Feb 1 - Mar 30
                                                                          Must call hike leader first.
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP. 3 miles. 1,200' climb to peak of 5,160'. Significant exposure sections
                                                    Very Strenuous
 69      Whiskey Peak         (South RR)                                  near end of climb. Views of Black Velvet Wall. Experienced hikers only. High-clearance
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                          vehicles.
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP. 8 miles. 2,700' elevation gain to 7,094' peak, the highest peak in Red
                                                    Very Strenuous        Rock. Hike Rocky Gap Road for 2.4 miles, then straight up the mountain on a partial trail
 70      North Peak          (RRC)
                                                    Oct 15 - Apr 1        along ridgeline, up steep sandstone slabs and areas of scrambling. Experienced hikers
                                                                          only. Must call hike leader first.
                                                     Very Strenuous                         10 miles. 2,500' elevation gain. Lots of cliffs and lots of exposure.
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP.
 71      Juniper Peak        (RRC)
                                                    Oct 15 - May 15       Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.
                                                                          Very Strenuous. NP.  9 miles. 2,249' elev. gain. Hike begins on steep, old gravel road where
                                                    Very Strenuous
 72      Potosi Mountain (East of Jean, NV)                               Potosi Mine can be seen. Follow the steep and relentless gravel road to a short off-road
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 1
                                                                          trail to the peak's elevation of 8,514'. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader first.

                                                    Very Strenuous        Very Strenuous. NP.6 miles. 2,000' climb and scramble to a peak of 6,200'. Experienced
 73      Windy Peak            (South RR)
                                                    Nov 1 - Apr 1         hikers only. Must call hike leader first. High-clearance vehicles.


         Calico Basin to Calico Tanks via                                 Very Strenuous. NP. 8 miles in apx. 5-6 hours. Apx. 2,000' elev. gain. Danger level "high" in some areas.
         Hidden Slot Peak and Kraft Canyon          Very Strenuous        Hike includes trail most of the time, scrambling, bouldering, 3 slot canyons, 6 rabbit holes, 5 waterfalls, 3 peaks
 74                                                                       with endless views. Basic route travels up North side of Calico Hills to top of Hidden Slot Peak; from there
         (Calico Basin area just before entering    Oct. 1 - Jun 1
                                                                          continue up Reverse Calico Tanks trail and return on North side of Tanks Hills through Kraft Canyon!!!
         Red Rock Park)



      Lake Mead Recreation Area - (LM)
      Red Rock Canyon - (RRC)                                                                                                                             Updated February 26, 2008
      Spring Mountains - (SM)                                                                                                                                      by Phyllis Martin
      Sun City Anthem - (SCA)                                                                                                                                          Winter Hikes
                                                                       NP - No Pets, please!                                                                                     11
                                                    Alphabetical Listing of Summer and Winter Hikes with Hike Rank Number

Rank -                                                                                                             Rank -
Rating                          Summer Hikes                                                                       Rating                                                          Winter Hikes
7         D    Big Falls (SM)                                                                                       40     D     Anniversary Narrows (LM)                                19   C   Liberty Bell Arch (LM and Colorado River)

15       VS Bonanza Peak (up and back) (SM)                                                                         29     C     Anniversary Narrows via Mill Town (LM)                  10   M   Lone Mountain (West Las Vegas)

23       VS Bonanza Trail (One Way)                                                                                 7      E/M   Arden Peak (Southeast of SCA)                           4    E   Lost Creek Cnyn/Children's Dscvry. Trail (RRC)

2         C    Bristlecone Pines (SM)                                                                               33     D     Arizona Hot Springs (to river & back) (LM)              5    E   McDonald Ranch Moonlight Hike (Henderson)

6         C    Bristlecone Pines-Old Mill (SM)                                                                      57      S    Arizona Hot Springs Loop (out the Back Door)            8    M   Mormon Temple (North Las Vegas)

8         D    Cathedral Rock        (SM)                                                                           9      M     Arnight Trail - (South RR off Hwy. 160)                 49   D   Mountain Springs to Windy Peak (Hwy.60)

26       ES Charleston Peak (up and back) (SM)                                                                      2      E/M   Bird Sanctuary Wetlands - Nature Walk (HD)              25   C   Mudd Springs (South RRC)

27       ES Charleston Peak via South Loop (SM)                                                                     38     D     Black Mesa (LM)                                         44   D   North Bowl of Fire (LM)

28       ES Charleston Peak via North Loop (SM)                                                                     54      S    Black Mountain (East of SCA)                            70   VS North Peak (RRC)

5         C    Fletcher Canyon to the Rock (SM)                                                                     39     D     Blue Diamond Canyon Loop (Hwy. 159 near RR)             64   VS North Pinto Valley to Lake Mead       (LM)

19       VS Fletcher Peak via Hummingbird Hollow (SM)                                                               30     C     Bootleg Canyon (Boulder City)                           18   C   Palette Canyon (Lake Las Vegas)

17        S    Fletcher Peak via Mummy Springs Trail (SM)                                                           42     D     Bridge Spring Arch (Nelson)                             15   M   Pine Creek/Fern Canyon (RRC)

18       VS Fletcher Peak via Trail Canyon (SM)                                                                     36     D     Calico Scramble (RRC)                                   27   C   Pinto Valley (LM)

19       VS Griffith Peak         (SM)                                                                              74     VS    Calico Basin via Hdn.SlotPeak & Kraft Canyon            72   VS Potosi Mountain (East of Jean, NV)

15        S    Griffith Peak via Harris Springs (SM)                                                                16     M     Calico Tanks         (RRC)                              6    E   Railroad Tunnels (LM)

10        D    Harris Peak (SM)                                                                                     55      S    Calico Tanks Loop (RRC)                                 31   D   Rainbow Mountain Wilderness (Hwy. 160)

13        S    Mack's Peak (Overlook ONLY)                                                                          12     M     Calico Vista    (RRC)                                   20   C   Redstone Discovery Hike (LM)

4         C    Mary Jane Falls          (SM)                                                                        3      E/M   Canyon Crest Village/Fairway Village - Walk             22   C   River Mountain (Boulder City)

10        D    Mummy Springs to Raintree (SM)                                                                       37     D     Cleopatra Wash         (LM)                             50   S   Sheep Mountain (Jean)

12        D    Mummy Springs/Trail Canyon Loop (SM)                                                                 32     D     Cottonwood Valley        (Hwy. 160)                     14   M   Sloan Canyon (Southwest Henderson)

24       VS Mummy’s Toe (SM)                                                                                        60      S    Crabby Appleton Saddle (RRC)                            45   D   Sloan Cnyn. from Democracy (South of SCA)

25       ES Mummy's Belly (SM)                                                                                      46     D     Dry Falls Loop to Teddy Bear Cholla Forest (LM)         24   C   South Bowl of Fire (LM)

13        D    Old Mill to Spring Mountain Crest (SM)                                                               67     VS    Face of Frenchman (North Las Vegas)                     59   S   South Bowl of Fire Scramble (LM)

1        M     Robber's Roost          (SM)                                                                         53      S    Fortification Hill    (LM)                              17   C   Sugarloaf Mountain (LM & Colo.River)

21       VS South Sister          (SM)                                                                              23     C     Fossil Canyon Loop (Hwy.159 near RRC G4)                26   C   Sugarloaf to Colorado River (LM)

3         C    Stanley B. Springs to the Mine and Back (SM)                                                         43     D     Gold Strike Canyon (to the rope) (CO River)             34   D   Sugarloaf to Lone Palm Loop (LM & CO River)

22       VS Stanley B. Springs Loop via Cockscomb Ridge (SM)                                                        65     VS    Gold Strike Canyon to the CO RIver (CO River)           47   D   Sutor Peak (South of SCA)

9         D    Trail Canyon to the Saddle            (SM)                                                           52      S    Hamblin Mountain (LM)                                   28   C   Teddy Bear Cholla Forest (LM)

                                                                                                                    61      S    Hidden Slot Canyon&Reverse Calico Loop(RRC)             68   VS Terrace Canyon (RRC)

                                                                                                                    56      S    Hidden Slot Canyon to top of Red Rock (RRC)             41   D   The Park (above RRC)

                                                                                                                    51      S    Hollow Rock Peak        (Hwy. 160)                      48   D   Triple Peak Ridge (Lower Lee Canyon)

                                                                                                                    35     D     Kraft Mountain Loop (Calico Basin Area of RRNCA)        63   VS Turtlehead Peak (RRC)

                                                                                                                    11     M     Ice Box Canyon (RRC)                                    69   VS Whiskey Peak (South RR)

                                                                                                                    71     VS    Juniper Peak (RRC)                                      21   C   White Rock Hills Loop (RRC)

                                                                                                                    13     M     La Madre Springs (RRC)                                  58   S   White Rock Hills Loop&Keystone Thrust(RRC)



                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Updated February 26, 2008
     Rating Code:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    by Phyllis Martin
     (E)-Easy; (M)-Moderate; (C)-Challenging; (D)-Difficult;(S)-Strenuous; (VS)-Very Strenuous;( ES)-Extremely Strenuous
                                                   ALL-DAY or OVERNIGHT HIKES


                                               Hike Level &
   Name of Hike & Location
                                              Preferred Dates
                                                                                    All-Day or Overnight Hike Descriptions
                                                                     Hiking trails and opportunities abound in this unusal setting called China Ranch. With six hikes
China Ranch Date Farm                         Easy to Strenuous      from which to choose ranging from 400 yards to 4.5 miles and elevation gains from "slight" to 700
(southern Death Valley near Tecopa, CA)      October through April   feet, there is much to enjoy in this "Hidden Oasis", a charming and unique working family farm, full
                                                                     of history and located within walking distance of The Old Spanish Trail.

                                                                   5 miles with little elevation gain. Minor scrambling. Profusion of petroglyphs at the mouth of the
Grapevine Canyon
                                             Moderate to Strenuous canyon. Hike goes through wild grapevines, cottonwood trees, rushes and cattails. Small
Christmas Tree Pass Road                     October through March seasonal spring at the turn-around point. Those looking for an easy hike can hike about one-
( 5 miles northwest of Laughlin, NV)                               quarter mile up the wash to see the petroglyphs and return to the parking area.


Spirit Peak
Christmas Tree Pass Road                                           4 miles with 2,139' elevation gain. About 10 miles northwest of Laughlin, 6.2 miles in on Christmas
( 5 miles northwest of Laughlin, NV)              Strenuous        Tree Pass Road. Trailhead is apx. 1/4-mile off Christmas Tree Pass Road. It is in the Newberry
Please note this is information only. This   October through March Mountains and is considered sacred by the local American Natives. From the top one can see the
hike has NOT previewed, as yet, for a club                         Virgin Mountains, Hualapai Mountains, the Pine Valley Mountains and the Spring Mountains.
hike.


                                                                     1. Teutonia Peak - Moderate. 5 miles roundtrip. 1,500' elevation gain. Light scrambling near the
                                                                     end of the hike. 2. Hole-in-the-Wall Nature Trail - Moderate - 1-mile round trip. Involves
                                                                     climbing down rings almost like chains which have been placed in the rock at appropriate places to
                                                                     help one negotiate the terrain. 3. Crystal Springs/Overlook - Moderate - 2 miles roundtrip.
Mojave National Preserve                                             Steep trail with lots of cacti passes through Crystal Canyon, a limestone and rhyolite rock gorge
                                             Several different hikes
Located in the Mojave Desert                                         with castle-like formations and unusual, changing colors. There are flushing, clean toilets.
                                             Moderate to Strenuous
35 miles south of Baker, CA on                                       Excellent views of Providence Mountain Peaks nearby and the Clipper Valley below. The climb to
                                             October through March
Kelbaker Road                                                        the summit is another 1-mile roundtrip. This becomes Difficult/Challenging with heavy scrambling
                                                                     and a lot of cacti on the trail. Gloves and long pants required. 4. Kelso Dunes - Strenuous - 3
                                                                     miles roundtrip. This hike may take several hours as one slogs through the soft sand, then slides
                                                                     down the slope. 5. Kelso Depot - Reconstructed railroad depot; vintage WWII era Kelso Depot
                                                                     photos and exhibits inside. Outside is a great place to have lunch and watch the trains go by!




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                                                Hike Level &
    Name of Hike & Location
                                               Preferred Dates
                                                                                      All-Day or Overnight Hike Descriptions
                                                                       This is a collaborative effort of the River Mountains Trail Partnership Advisory Council, an
                                                                       association of public agencies, community groups, business and individuals committed to
                                                Easy to Strenuous      cooperatively plan, develop and maintain the River Mountains Loop Trail. When complete (in
River Mountains Loop Trail                         Year Round          2007), the trail will be 35-miles in length and will surround the River Mountains connecting Lake
Henderson, NV                                 (Need hats and lots of   Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Henderson, Boulder City and the rest of Las Vegas
-- New - Fall 2005 --                          water during summer     Valley. Individual segments will be dedicated each year. As of December 2005 the first 10-mile
                                                     months.)          segment from Calico Ridge Trailhead (Lake Mead Parkway and Golda Way) to Railroad Pass
                                                                       Casino Trailhead (Hwy. 95 toward Boulder City) is open. A third trailhead at Equestrial Park (off
                                                                       Hwy. 95 east of Horizon Ridge) can be accessed for a shorter walk or bike ride.

                                                                       Very Strenuous - 14 miles - 2,950' elevation gain. Telescope Peak at 11,049' is the highest point
                                                Very Strenuous         in Death Valley National Park. There is no water available in the area. (Bring enough!! Check
Telescope Peak                                 May (possibly) and      with leader.) Views along the trail are spectacular and varied. Mt. Whitney and the High Sierra,
Death Valley, CA                               August-September-       the White Mountains and the Panamint Valley are visible to the west, while Death Valley and
                                                    October            Mount Charleston can be seen to the east. Ancient bristlecone pines are dominate near the
                                                                       summit. This trail is usually snow-free from early May until mid-November.

                                                                       Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest State Park dedicated in 1935. Elevations are between 2,000 and
                                                                       2,600 feet. The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great
                                                                       shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. There are many trails upon which to enjoy this
Valley of Fire State Park                                              beautiful area. Among them are: Atlatl Rock, Arch Rock, Beehives, Elephant Rock, Fire
Located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas off     Easy to Challening     Canyon/Silica Dome, Mouse's Tank, Rainbow Vista, Seven Sisters and White Domes, which is the
I-15 (Exit 75) passing through the Moapa         Spring and Fall       longest hike at eleven miles round trip. Difficulty of the hikes range from Easy to Challenging.
Indian Reservation.                                                    Picnic areas provide a relaxing stop.
                                                                       . . . . . Remember desert tortoises and bighorn sheep have the "right-of-way"
                                                                                                      and are not to be disturbed
                                                                                             even if they are on the trail or block your way . . . . .


Wheeler Peak                                                        Very Strenuous - 10 miles - 3,000' elevation gain to a peak of 13,063. Trail begins through
Great Basin National Park                         Very Strenuous    beautiful aspen trees with streams, lakes, alpine plants and abundant wildlife, climbing along the
286 miles (apx. 5 hours) north of Las Vegas   July-August-September ridge above tree line to the summit. Best to start the hike early in the day to avoid the risk of
near the small town of Baker, NV                                    afternoon storms. Experienced hikers only. Must call hike leader.




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