Lone Mountain Trail Hike
|In This Guide|
|Distance||1.2 miles (1.9 km)|
|Hike Time||1 Hour (Total)|
|Total Ascent (?)||550 feet (168m)|
|Highest Elevation||3,297 feet (1005m)|
|Fees & Permits||Free|
|Dog Friendly||Off Leash Okay|
|Park Contact||Lone Mountain Regional Park|
The Lone Mountain Trail takes you to an isolated, rocky peak that offers great views of Las Vegas and the surrounding mountain ranges, including a peak at Mt Charleston. The hike is only minutes from downtown Las Vegas and is a popular workout spot for locals. There are a few trail options up Lone Mountain. This guide takes you up the main Lone Mountain Trail, a safe but tough little hike. Lone Mountain Trail is a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.
Getting To Lone Mountain Trail
Here’s the address to the trailhead: 15 Vegas Vista Trail, Las Vegas, NV, 89129, USA. There are multiple places to park and multiple trailheads, this is the best (and big) parking lot for the main Lone Mountain Trail hike. You don’t enter through the official entrance to Lone Mountain Regional Park.
The parking lot is large and has plenty of room, although the hike itself does get crowded at times. Parking is free.
There are no bathrooms on the hike. The closest options are fast food restaurants nearby.
Don’t expect pristine wilderness. You’ll see some graffiti and probably trash. Just remember that you’re in Las Vegas. If you have the time to go a little farther out, the hikes in Red Rock Canyon are incredible.
What You Need For The Hike
Check the weather. It can be in the 100s here in the summer, in which case you should give this hike a skip. Otherwise fitness clothing is fine, you don’t really need any specialized hiking gear. Bring plenty of water, even though it’s a short hike.
Lone Mountain Trail is very steep with loose gravel on the descent. Take your time and don’t be ashamed to shimmy down on your butt if you need to. Dress appropriately.
Here’s the gear that I personally use, have tested, and recommend for this hike*.
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This is a super-light and comfortable backpack that can hold everything you need on a hike, including a hydration bladder. It also works great as a general backpack or carry-on.
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Lone Mountain Trail Maps
Note, there are several trails up Lone Mountain. This guide covers the easiest to follow (and most popular) “regular route.” There are other options that are less-used and a little more dangerous, so I don’t recommend them unless you’ve been here before and are familiar with the mountain.
There’s also a nice (flat) loop hike around Lone Mountain that you can do. Just follow the wide loop path around the mountain.
Lone Mountain Trail Hike Map Downloads
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Turn By Turn Hike Directions
Once you’ve had enough of the summit, just go down the way you came. It’s steep, so watch your footing.
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