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Griffith Shadow South Trail - Returning
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area, Lovell Canyon
Griffith Shadow South Trail
Griffith Shadow South Trail
End of the trail (view W)

Overview

The Griffith Shadow South Trail is the south end of what might become a loop, but for now, it is a 4.2 mile (round trip) in-and-out rather than a loop. The other end of the "loop" is the Griffith Shadow North Trail; the middle part connecting these two trails has not been built and is a difficult and unpleasant bushwhack.

Griffith Shadow South Trail starts on the northwest side of the Lovell Canyon Trail, and so although the trail is only 2.1 miles long, it takes 2.9 miles of trail to get there, making the total hike about 10 miles round-trip.

This trail is described in detail outbound (from Lovell Canyon Trail to the end), but here are posted photos useful for hikers returning over the trail: starting on the end and traveling south back to Lovell Canyon Trail).

Link to Area Map or Hiking Map or Elevation Profile.

Griffith Shadow South Trail
Starting back (view S from the end of the trail)
Griffith Shadow South Trail
Uncut trail (view S)
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Griffith Shadow South Trail
Fall colors in the local mountains (view S)
Griffith Shadow South Trail
Fall colors in the local mountains (view S)
Griffith Shadow South Trail
Approaching the saddle (view E)
Griffith Shadow South Trail
Saddle (view E towards rocky promontory)
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Griffith Shadow South Trail
Trail junction to rocky promontory (view SE))
Griffith Shadow South Trail
Top of the switchbacks (view NE)
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Griffith Shadow South Trail
Approaching Lovell Canyon Trail (view E)
Griffith Shadow South Trail
Griffith Shadow South Trail at Lovell Canyon Trail (view E)

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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