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North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains (Mt. Charleston), Kyle Canyon

On the North Loop Trail, the trail climbs past Cave Spring and through an old burn area to near the crest of North Ridge, the ridge that connects Mummy Mountain with the summit of Mt Charleston. The trail mostly runs along the south side of the ridge, occasionally breaking out onto the crest of the ridge at saddles that provide views into Lee Canyon and points north. Otherwise, grand views sweep across Kyle Canyon to the South Ridge from Harris Peak in the west to Mt Charleston in the east. This is a grand and scenic bit of trail, but watch your footing rather than the scenery to safeguard the trek.

North Loop Trail - North Ridge
Hikers on switchbacks above Cave Spring
North Loop Trail - North Ridge
Autumn colors in the old burn
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Saddle with view to the north
North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
Same saddle; view south
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Rocky trail on sideslope
North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
Switchbacks through cliffs
North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
Scenic summit of Mt. Charleston
North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
Hiker in the way of scenic summit of Mt. Charleston
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Hiker on the promontory
North Loop Trail - North Ridge
Trail along ledge at the promontory
North Loop Trail - North Ridge
Mt Charleston summit from the promontory
North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
Hikers playing in snow
North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
Campsite on a saddle
North Loop Trail -- North Ridge
McFarland Peak to the north
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Autumn colors along North Ridge
more to come ...

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