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North Loop Trailhead
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North Loop Trailhead
North Loop Trailhead

The North Loop Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston) between Kyle and Lee canyons, about 1 hour northwest of Las Vegas.

North Loop Trailhead provides access to several trails and routes, including the North Loop Trail (leads to the summit of Mt. Charleston), Raintree, Mummy Springs, and routes up the east side of Mummy Mountain, (e.g., Mummy's Toes, Mummy's Belly).

Link to Trailhead Map.

North Loop Trailhead

Getting to the Trailhead

From town, drive north on Highway 95 to Kyle Canyon Road (Highway 157; Table 1, Site 0667). Turn left onto Kyle Canyon Road and drive west, past the Spring Mountains Visitor Center, for 17.1 miles to Deer Creek Road (Highway 158; Site 0727). Turn right onto Deer Creek Road and drive north for 4.8 miles to the second paved turnout past Hilltop Campground (Site 0487). Watch for a paved parking area on the west (left) side of the road with a large trailhead sign. Park here; this is the trailhead.

North Loop Trailhead
Highway sign on approach to trailhead (view N)
North Loop Trailhead
North Loop Trailhead
North Loop Trailhead
North Loop Trailhead Info Sign
North Loop Trailhead
North Loop Trailhead parking
North Loop Trailhead
Beginning of North Loop Trail
North Loop Trailhead
Beginning of North Loop Trail
North Loop Trailhead
Wilderness Register at beginning of North Loop Trail
North Loop Trailhead
Wilderness Register usually is empty
North Loop Trailhead
A few yards up North Loop Trail
North Loop Trailhead
Highway sign on approach to trailhead (view S)

Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (°N) Longitude (°W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (feet) Verified
0487 Deer Creek Rd at North Loop Trailhead 36.30891 115.61071 624730 4018907 8,439 Yes
0667 Highway 95 at Highway 157 (Kyle Canyon Rd) 36.32758 115.31167 651544 4021405 2,820 Yes
0727 Hwy 157 (Kyle Cyn Rd) at Hwy 158 (Deer Creek Rd) 36.26431 115.60209 625575 4013970 6,800 Yes

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