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Harris Canyon Trail (Griffith Peak Trail)
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains (Mt. Charleston), Kyle Canyon Area
Harris Canyon Trail
 
Griffith Peak Trail
Limestone cliffs above Harris Saddle (view W)

Note: Trails in the Carpenter 1 Fire area are closed. Check with the Forest Service.

Overview

This is a moderately strenuous, 5-mile hike that climbs about 2,500 feet from the Griffith Peak Trailhead to the South Loop Trail junction. The Harris Canyon trail generally is open, airy, sunny, and not too steep. The views from alone many parts of the trail are grand.

The trail mostly follows sidehills, contouring up and around Harris Mountain to Harris Saddle, and then along the east ridge of Griffith Peak. Near the summit, the trail contours around the south side of the peak to the west ridge, then continues westward to a junction with the South Loop Trail on the ridge between Griffith Peak and Charleston Peak.

The roads to the trailhead (Harris Springs Road and Harris Mountain Road) are a bit rough, and a high-clearance vehicle is necessary on Harris Mountain Road.

Griffith Peak Trail
Brushy area on Griffith Peak (great SW views)

For a description and map of the Harris Canyon Trail up to Harris Saddle, see the Harris Saddle Trail.

For a description and map of the Harris Canyon Trail up to Griffith Peak and the junction with the South Loop Trail, see the Griffith Peak Hike via Harris Canyon.

 
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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