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Griffith Peak (via Harris Saddle) Trail - Extra Photos
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains (Mt. Charleston), Kyle Canyon Area
Griffith Peak Trail
Griffith Peak Trail
Griffith summit (view NW towards Mt. Charleston)

Overview

This moderately strenuous, 11-mile round-trip hike climbs about 2,660 feet from the Griffith Peak Trailhead to summit of Griffith Peak. The trail generally is open, airy, sunny, and not too steep, and views from along the trail and from the summit are among the best in southern Nevada.

Presented here are photos taken between Harris Saddle and Griffith Peak that complement the full route description. These photos chronicle a hike made during June 2012.

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Hikers at Harris Saddle (view NW)
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Harris Saddle Overlook (view NW)
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Hiking through limestone cliffs above Harris Saddle (view SW)
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Hiking through limestone cliffs above Harris Saddle (view N)
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Hikers on trail in limestone cliffs above Harris Saddle (view N)
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Hikers on trail in limestone cliffs above Harris Saddle (view SW)
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Trail in limestone cliffs above Harris Saddle (view S)
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Hikers almost past limestone cliffs (view SW)
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Hikers above limestone cliffs (view SW)
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Spur trail to overlook (view N from main trail)
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Overlook (view NW to Mt. Charleston and North Loop Ridge)
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Overlook (view NE to Harris Peak and Sheep Range in the distance)
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Overlook (view N straight down sheer cliff)
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Hikers on trail in woods (view W)
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Hikers in lower meadow (view NE)
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Hikers in lower meadow (view N towards Mummy Mtn)
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Hikers in lower meadow (view W towards Griffith Peak)
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Lower meadow (view NE to Upper Kyle Canyon)
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Hikers back on S side of ridge (view SW)
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Hikers back on S side of ridge (view SW)
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Steep section of trail in old burn area (view SW)
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Trail in old burn area (view E to Harris Saddle Trail)
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Old burn area (grand view S through Lovell Canyon to Mt. Potosi
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Trail in old burn area (view SW)
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Switchback in Bristlecone Pine forest (view NE)
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Campsite on ridgeline (view NE)
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Campsite on ridgeline (view E)
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Hikers on ridgeline (view W)
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Hikers below "lower ski slope" (view SW towards false summit)
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Hikers on hillside (view S)
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Hikers on hillside (view S)
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Southeast Ridge (view SE)
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Hikers on hillside (view W)
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Hikers crossing South Ridge (view W into Pahrump)
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Hikers descending across southwest-facing slope (view NW)
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Hikers descending across southwest-facing slope (view NW)
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Hikers at Griffith Peak spur trail (view NW)
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Ridgeline above Kyle Canyon (view W towards South Loop Trail)
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Junction with Griffith Peak spur trail (view SW)
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Steep trail ascending West Ridge (view SE)
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Looking down steep trail towards Mt. Charleston (view NW)
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Newly built switchback on Griffith Peak spur trail (view NW)
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Griffith Peak spur trail on steep West Ridge (view E)
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Griffith Peak spur trail on steep West Ridge (view E)
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Bristlecone near Griffith Peak summit (view N to Mummy Mtn)
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Hikers on Griffith Peak summit (view NE)

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