Charleston Peak Hike Details

Region: Mount Charleston
Exposure: 2 / 10
Difficulty: 10 / 10
Danger: 7 / 10
Class: 1
Gain: 3,550 feet
Distance (round trip): 17.0 miles
Hours estimated to complete: 9 hrs
Summit Coordinates: 36.2714770, -115.6954720
Elevation: 11,918 feet
Overview: Mount Charleston, officially named Charleston Peak, is the highest mountain in both the Spring Mountains and Clark County, in Nevada, United States. It is the eighth highest mountain in the state.
Notes: Very long, but non-technical trail to the summit via trail canyon. Devil's thumb is an optional shortcut that is class 4 with exposure. The trail has some exposure as it navigates through the cliffs below Lee peak. Risk of altitude sickness at the top and preventative measures are needed, such as prior high altitude training or ibuprofen to improve blood flow to the brain. Limiting the time spent at the summit may also help limit adverse effects.
Trailhead info: North Loop Trail, Mt. Charleston


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