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Charleston Peak Loop, NV
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Charleston Peak Loop, NV 
Charleston Peak Loop, NV
 
Hiking avatar Jun 12 2021
DixieFlyer
Hiking18.60 Miles 5,114 AEG
Hiking18.60 Miles   9 Hrs   33 Mns   2.42 mph
5,114 ft AEG   1 Hour   52 Mns Break
 
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I did this hike last year and enjoyed it so much that I decided to do it again.

We did a CW loop starting from the Trail Canyon TH. We hiked down the road for a short distance and then picked up a connector trail that took us to the South Loop Trail. From there we went to the Charleston Peak summit and then took the north loop down to the trail canyon trail, which we took back to the TH.

I like going up the south loop in the morning -- it is partially shaded and has lots of switchbacks. Once to Griffith Saddle, the trail is fairly flat for a bit, and then steepens as you get closer to the summit.

The air was clear which made for some really nice summit views. On the descent we dropped about 800 feet in short order, but from there there were lots of ups-and-downs, and it seemed like we would never descend. The "ups" got really old.

It seemed like there were more trail runners than hikers on the south loop. On the north loop, we met a few people going up in the first half mile or so from the summit; thereafter we hardly saw anyone.

There was no snow whatsoever on the trails. It wouldn't have surprised me to see a patch or two of snow on the north loop.

This one is a really nice hike -- it is a good workout on good trails with some great views!
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
There were some decent wildflowers in various places on the south loop.
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