Hiking The Charleston Peak

The 12th most popular hiking trail in Nevada.

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Northwest of Las Vegas in the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area, there are several great treks around Charleston Peak. The North Loop and the South Loop are each about 17 miles. These are challenging high altitude routes with steep and narrow trails.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Las Vegas, head north on US95 for 23 miles. Turn left heading west on SR157 for 17 miles to the trailhead parking area.

Overall, Charleston Peak is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 20 hikes in Nevada. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Charleston Peak including Scenic Loop Trails, Spring Mountain Divide Trail, Twin River Canyon Loop, Bristlecone Pine Trail, White Domes and Boundary Peak TrailToiyabe Crest Trail.

Charleston Peak Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  HTNF (702) 873-8800; Nevada Tourism (800) NEVADA-8.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Nevada" from Bruce Grubbs

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf/

GPS:  36.26527, -115.65829

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  4/3/2018

ID:  14198

Charleston Peak Hiking Map


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