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Trail Canyon Trailhead
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Trail Canyon Trailhead sign

The Trail Canyon Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston), about 1 hour northwest of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out to the Spring Mountains Visitor Center. From there, continue west on Kyle Canyon Road for 4.1 miles to Echo Road (Site 0733). Stay to the right onto Echo Road, which is the first paved road to the right past the Old Town Fire Station.

Link to Trailhead Map.

Trail Canyon Trailhead
Trailhead parking (view north towards the trail)

On Echo Road, drive northwest for 0.35 miles to Mary Jane Falls Road (Site 0734), a dirt road to the left. Continue right (straight) on Echo Road for another 130 yards to the entrance to the Trail Canyon Trailhead parking area (Site 1281) on the left beyond the rail fence. Watch for a sign on the roadway and the big trailhead sign at the entrance to the parking lot.

In a passenger vehicle, turn into the parking lot staying hard to the left, otherwise stay to the right. Park here; this is the trailhead. The trail starts at the top of the parking lot adjacent to the trail information sign.

Trail Canyon Trailhead provides access to the Trail Canyon Trail, which in turn provides access to the North Loop Trail, the summits of Mt. Charleston and Mummy Mountain, Raintree, Coxcomb, and a plethora of rock climbing routes.

Trail Canyon Trailhead
Kyle Canyon Road at Echo Road turnoff (view W)
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Highway sign at Kyle Canyon Road -- Echo Road turnoff
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Highway sign on Echo Road announcing the Mary Jane Falls and Trail Canyon Trailheads (view NW)
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Echo Road at Mary Jane Falls access road turnoff; stay right on Echo Road to enter Trail Canyon Trailhead parking (view NW)
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Road sign near turnoff
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Trailhead sign at entrance to parking area
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Trail information sign
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Restroom at head of parking area
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Passenger vehicles stay to the left (view south)
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Vehicles with trailers (and RVs?) stay to the right (view south)
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Beginning of Trail Canyon Trail adjacent to information sign
more to come ...
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Signs along M.J. Falls Rd say "do not enter" (view NW)
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Trail Canyon Trailhead parking (view N from M.J. Falls Rd)
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Old Trail Canyon Trailhead in 2002
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Old Trail Canyon Trailhead in 2002
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Old Trail Canyon Trailhead in early 2012
Trail Canyon Trailhead
Old Trail Canyon Trailhead in early 2012

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

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
0733 Kyle Canyon Rd at Echo Rd 621129 4013659 36.26208 115.65163 7,697 Yes
0734 Echo Rd at Mary Jane Falls Rd 620598 4014013 36.26533 115.65748 7,739 Yes
1281 Trail Canyon Trailhead Parking 620598 4014120 36.26630 115.65746 7,785 GPS

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