Nevada has plenty of attractive trails for hiking. Mt Charleston in Clark County is one of them. It covers an area of 316,000 acres. The elevation starts from 7000 feet and goes up to 11,918 feet. Mt Charleston has only one trailhead, so you will hike in and back out the same way. At the top there is a deep hole, almost the size of a small basement. If you have enough protective clothing and mattress you can camp out there.
The weather and temperature fluctuates a lot, as you expect. In summer, during the day it can go up to 100 degrees and at night it can come down to 60 degrees. In winter it goes up to 50 degrees and the lowest can be around 20 degrees. Sometimes this trail can get really dry, a real threat for fire hazard. It is wise to check the conditions with the authorities beforehand.
You don’t need permits for hiking and it is free. For overnight stay you can collect the free permit at the trailhead.
US Forestry service, Nevada.
Direction- Go north on US 95, then west (left) on State Route 157 or 156.
18.4 miles drive along the State Route 157. Located on the left side of the route, by the ranger station.
Hours- 9:00AM-4:00PM, 7 days a week
Food and Lodging
Mt. Charleston Lodge
Mt. Charleston Hotel
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