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Northshore Summit Trail, NV

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Distance Lasso-Loop 0.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,373 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Accumulated Gain 200 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 1.27
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30  2019-12-19
Bowl of Fire
author avatar Guides 102
Routes 259
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Trips 762 map ( 7,018 miles )
Age 60 Male Gender
Location Sunnyslope, PHX
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Sun  4:56am - 6:29pm
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Northshore Summit is just 2.5 miles north of the Bowl of Fire pullout on NV-167, the road up the west side of Lake Mead. The two short hikes can be done in succession, or as a shuttle hike with ~4.0 miles cross country travel in between, as I did.

Northshore Summit is so minor, you may not even notice it as you drive by, except for the fact it is one of the rare spots along NV-167 that actually has a pit toilet. Despite only being 200 ft. high, it does have some pretty decent views. Doing the loop counter-clockwise is saves the "steep" part for downhill. Doing it clockwise, the "steep" part is uphill.

Northshore Summit is not a destination hike: It's a decent leg stretcher for folks who are in the area, but are not strong hikers.

No matter which way you go, on the backside of the summit, Northshore Summit Trail continues north about a mile, before it disappears into a small, narrow, wash. In another half mile, that gully empties into Callville Wash, which eventually empties into Lake Mead. Hiking out & back to the top of the gulley adds 1.5 miles and 400 AEG (roundtrip) to your hike. Hiking out & back to Callville Wash, adds another 1.0 miles and 150 AEG (roundtrip) to your hike.

Do the whole shot? Still only 3.1 miles and 750 AEG.

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2019-12-24 kingsnake

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Lake Mead NRA National Park
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Las Vegas, head east on Lake Mead Blvd. / NV-147. Two miles before you reach Northshore Rd. / NV-167, there is a National Park Service gate. The length and cost of a pass varies, but a car is $25 for a seven day pass (the shortest available). At Northshore Rd. / NV-167, turn left. Northshore Summit Trailhead is on the west side of the road between milepost 20 and 21.
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