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gem Favorite View from the top of Turtlepeak Mountain

Turtlepeak Mountain

(22) Summerl…, NV

Recommended Routes in Mt. Charleston - 11

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Favorite Spring colors in the desert canyons.
Intermediate/Difficult

Calico Tanks Trail

2.3 mi 3.7 km 390' Up 118.9 m Up 390' Down 118.75 m Down

Summerl…, NV
Favorite Spring in the desert sure is beautiful.
Intermediate

White Rock Loop

6.4 mi 10.3 km 1,138' Up 346.83 m Up 1,108' Down 337.68 m Down

Summerl…, NV
Favorite Beginning part of the trail going up.
Difficult

Griffith Peak

9.8 mi 15.7 km 3,390' Up 1033.23 m Up 3,398' Down 1035.77 m Down

Pahrump, NV
Favorite Great overlooks as it levels off for a bit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Trail Canyon to Charleston Peak Out-and-Back

16.4 mi 26.5 km 4,981' Up 1518.32 m Up 4,977' Down 1517.14 m Down

Pahrump, NV
Favorite Spring in the desert sure is beautiful.
Intermediate

Grand Circle Loop

11.8 mi 19.0 km 1,578' Up 481.07 m Up 1,576' Down 480.5 m Down

Summerl…, NV
Favorite Spring wildflowers
Intermediate/Difficult

Bonanza Peak Out and Back

9.2 mi 14.7 km 2,826' Up 861.37 m Up 2,825' Down 861.19 m Down

Pahrump, NV
Favorite One of the several small hills you run through on the way to the main loop.
Intermediate/Difficult

Deer Creek-Catch Pen Loop (DCCP Loop)

13.4 mi 21.6 km 2,555' Up 778.88 m Up 2,554' Down 778.42 m Down

Pahrump, NV
Favorite Mt. Charleston Peak from the top of Mummy's Toe.
Very Difficult

Mummy's Toe

8.0 mi 12.9 km 2,648' Up 807.24 m Up 2,648' Down 807.03 m Down

Pahrump, NV
Favorite Coming back from the spring, the views are great the whole way.
Difficult

Mummy Mountain via Trail Canyon

8.5 mi 13.6 km 3,711' Up 1131.21 m Up 3,710' Down 1130.77 m Down

Pahrump, NV
Favorite View of multiple peaks and the valley
Difficult

Fletcher Peak Out-and-Back

6.4 mi 10.3 km 1,894' Up 577.21 m Up 1,894' Down 577.18 m Down

Pahrump, NV
Favorite View of Mummy Mountain.
Intermediate

Sawmill Loop

3.2 mi 5.1 km 470' Up 143.4 m Up 470' Down 143.4 m Down

Pahrump, NV

Mt. Charleston Running

  • 243 Miles 391 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 40 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mt. Charleston - 40

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Kraft Mountain Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Summerlin South, NV
Intermediate/Difficult
Summerlin South, NV 51 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #2Turtlehead Mountain Trail
Difficult
Summerlin South, NV
Difficult
Summerlin South, NV 42 
1.2 mi 1.9 km #3Ice Box Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Summerlin South, NV
Intermediate/Difficult
Summerlin South, NV 44 
1.6 mi 2.7 km #4Mary Jane Falls Trail
Intermediate
Pahrump, NV
Intermediate
Pahrump, NV 26 
1.3 mi 2.2 km #5Cathedral Rock Trail
Intermediate
Pahrump, NV
Intermediate
Pahrump, NV 27 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Upper Bristlecone Trail
Intermediate
Pahrump, NV
Intermediate
Pahrump, NV 15 
4.0 mi 6.5 km #7Catch Pen Trail
Intermediate
Summerlin South, NV
Intermediate
Summerlin South, NV
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8Giant's Mile
Very Difficult
Summerlin South, NV
Very Difficult
Summerlin South, NV
3.0 mi 4.9 km #9Calico Hills
Intermediate
Summerlin South, NV
Intermediate
Summerlin South, NV 10 
8.6 mi 13.8 km #10Charleston Peak Trail South Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Pahrump, NV
Intermediate/Difficult
Pahrump, NV 12 

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Spring in the desert sure is beautiful.
Apr 19, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
View from the top of Turtlepeak Mountain
Dec 3, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
Nearly the top of Turtlepeak Mountain.
Dec 3, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
View from trail on the way up to Turtlehead Mountain.  Approx 3/4 of way up at this point.
Dec 2, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
The view looking southwest from near the high point on the White Rock Loop is just gorgeous.
Mar 29, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
Spring colors in the desert canyons.
Apr 23, 2017 near Summerl…, NV
Spring wildflowers
Jun 17, 2022 near Pahrump, NV
Huge walls create Ice Box Canyon
May 22, 2018 near Summerl…, NV