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Griffith Peak

 11 votes

Length

9.8 Miles 15.8 Kilometers

67%

Runnable

Elevation

3,684' 1,123 m

Ascent

-3,686' -1,123 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

11,047' 3,367 m

High

7,678' 2,340 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 7 days ago
Muddy - one very minor snow crossing that is virtually no issue. muddy trail, and some water flowing. History

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An incredible trail with great views of Kyle Canyon and 360-degree views from the top.

Rick Anthony

Overview

Just reopened. Will have snow cover in winter.
This is a short route off of the South Loop Trail that brings you to Griffith Peak. The climb is great for a day trip or in addition to heading up to Charleston Peak.
Features: Birding — Cave — Fall Colors — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Runner Notes

Fast singletrack with not too much loose rock makes this a pleasant run.

Description

This trail finally reopened after being closed for the past three years due to the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013. This trail makes a great starting point to reach Griffith Peak, or you can continue to the Mt. Charleston summit and back.

Another option is to do the South Loop to North Loop connector. There are breathtaking views the entire trail. Plenty of switchbacks bring you up through the aspen, ponderosa, and bristlecone pines to just over 11,000 feet at the Griffith Peak.

Flora & Fauna

Aspen, ponderosa, bristlecone pine, and wildflowers galore. Deer can be seen in the early hours and birds are plentiful.

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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