lol. Since it was my first hike this spring at some elevation, it took a bit longer than expected (about four hours). I'd say it's more hard than moderate due to how long you're climbin at an incline. Nevada > Mount Charleston > Mummy Spring Trail > Photographs Keywords: Mount Charleston, the Mummy Spring Trail, Nevada, panoramas, trees, hills, viewpoints, ridges … May 10, 2008. This location also serves as the junction with the Mummy Springs Trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Trail isn't super steep, and as it gets higher, views start to open up, although on this day it was pretty smoky. The grove of Junipers at the ridge was absolutely gorgeous and the Rain Tree was cool too. Still a little water dripping from the springs. The rest of the trail is easier and makes for a nice, extended hike. Enjoyed this hike! You ascend through varying forests of aspen, cedars and bristlecone pines. However, to reach this trail you must hike 2.7 miles on the North Loop Trail FIRST! On the way down consider the short detour to Mummy Springs for the aroma theraphy and the sound therapy - a serene forest walk with many fallen trees and the most zen waterfall at the end. Beyond that, I only saw a couple campers for the rest of the outbound hike. Tedious trail, plain hard workout, nothing to show for all the way to the end and back. The first portion of the hike is straight up and relatively tough but definitely worth it. While there are no entrance fees for either the Getty Center or the Getty Villa (though you need to request a free ticket for the Villa online), you do have to pay $15 for parking when visiting. Mummy Springs Trail is a great cardio workout. Great trail for when you are working up to hike to the summit! The uphill is hard so make sure you pack water and snacks. Made it all the way to the springs today. From the Raintree, the Mummy Spring trail runs northwest, drops off the ridge, and traverses the east-facing slopes beneath the Mummy's feet and ankles. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from March until November. Drive past the road to Hilltop Campground, then park in the second turnout to the left. Mummy Spring Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features a river and is rated as difficult. This route goes up Deer Creek to the Mummy Springs trail and then up a maintained trail that is used to hike to Mummy's Toe and knee cap. Did this trail at night. The last section is mostly downhill. The Mummy Springs Trail is actually an offshoot of the North Loop Trail on Mt. The trail will gradually become less obvious and will spider in different directions as you near the peak. It was created by the U.S. Congress in 1989 under the provisions allowed by the Wilderness Act of 1964, and is managed by both the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Trail canyon is a shorter albeit steeper way to access Mummy Mountain than the North Loop Trailhead proper, but both trails converge before a small natural spring called Cave Spring. Get past the first three miles and you’re golden! But down hill wasn’t so bad. This was a beautiful hike up to the Raintree and back. Bring/wear appropriate gear, as we some someone heading back that injured her ankle pretty badly. This was a very fun hike! United States, NV, Esmeralda Co., Fish Lake Valley-Silver Peak Road. Look for a use-trail in the vicinity (just to the east, if memory serves me correctly) of the Raintree. One of the Oldest living things in the State of Nevada is a 3,000 year+ Bristlecone Pine Tree called “Raintree”. I got passed by a few trail runners, but otherwise, traffic was much lighter than I was expecting. Unlike most ranges in Colorado, the Mummy range runs East to West. Awesome views. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Usage Requirements. Stay on that trail past Mummy Springs. Looking back along the social trail. Mummy Springs is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. About 100 yards directly above Mummy Springs the switchbacks become steeper as they begin to ascend a steep avalanche slope up the side of Mummy Mountain. And to see mummy springs frozen over was. Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. It looks like the trail ends, but after only about 10-20 feet through the bushes the trail reappears and begins to switchback up the hill, circling around above Mummy Springs. Mummy Mountain is the second highest peak of the Spring Mountains in Nevada, taking its name from the resemblance when viewed from the east to an Egyptian mummy (personally, I can’t really see this). The first section is all uphill. Fed by high mountain runoff, the lake is clear and pristine. Forgot to click record for the first 1.5 miles...oops. 3 reviews of Mummy's Toe "This hike starts out at the North Loop trailhead and goes all the way to Raintree, when you get to Raintree, you will go towards the right and follow that trail around, pass Mummy Springs and keep going. Great trail overall. What an awesome trail! It takes about 3.5 hours. Rocky Mountain National Park At the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado, dipping to 265 feet. I hit the trail fearing I'd be dealing with crowds, and quickly overtook two hiking groups. Try this hike on a moderately warm day. Lovely views though! If you’re going to post up there for a little I’d bring a light jacket. Big fire pit, some windbreak, trees to suspend packs, tent pad. The view from the top is the best I’ve seen yet! From the main trail below the spring, the trail runs north, parallel to the mummy's legs for about 0.13 miles to switchbacks (Wpt. Views are beautiful. Mummy Mountain: Location: USA-Nevada: Elevation: 11529 ft / 3514 m: Ascent Trip Report This is a more adventurous route than the standard route up Trail Canyon to North Loop trail and up. It is an approximately 7.5 miles out and back trail beginning at the North Loop Trail. Another poster mentioned the bugs at Fletcher Peak... he was right. Really enjoyed this hike, it kicked my butt though! In addition to Mount Charleston, the Spring Mountains has many other major peaks including Mummy Mountain, McFarland Peak, Griffith Peak, Mount Potosi, Bridge Mountain, Mount Wilson, and Bonanza Peak. Moderate amount of switchbacks that bring you up to some great views. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Mummy Springs is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Beautiful all the way!!! Mummy Spring Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features a river and is rated as difficult. Continuing along the base of the cliffs of Mummy Mountain on the east side. Parking at the Trail Canyon trailhead results in an 8mile round trip. Charleston. Get to see raintree, which is cool. Beautiful views and flowers! This hike can be broken down into 3 parts using the two junctions as dividers. I don't know how that extra leg happen on the app?? Mummy Mountain is the 2nd highest peak in southern Nevada. ©Gary A. Monroe. The ridge is mostly a combination of tundra and rock with one small cliffband and impressive views to the west. Beautiful views! The trail is really pretty filled with all kinds of beautiful bottlebrush and bristlecone pine trees along the way, and wildflowers everywhere. From its southern tip near Mt. Went in early June '18 and there was but a trickle at the spring, but water none the less. Fun busy day on the trail making lots of new friends 4/25/20. 02). The North Loop trailhead can be reached by transferring from State Route 175 onto State Route 158 and traveling north. I seemed to glide down. 6) that climb the hillside to the base of the limestone cliffs overhead. The Mummy Range (elevation approximately 13,000 ft) is a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado in the United States.The range is a short subrange of the Front Range located in southwestern Larimer County northwest of the town of Estes Park.It is located largely within Rocky Mountain National Park, extending north from Trail Ridge Road approximately 15 miles (24 km). Once on the ridge, hike generally north following the ridge all the way to the summit of Mummy. Started later today (8am), but still 37 degrees and the springs are frozen over at the end. (Note: By hanging a left (north) on the Mummy Springs Trail, one will soon come to the spring, a potential water source, if needed. there's a lot of shade and it's cool. For details of this part of the hike, see the descriptions of the North Loop and Mummy Spring trails. Located approximately an hour away from Las Vegas, you'll find the trailhead at … Mummy Springs Very Difficult. Or you can hike 2 miles up Trail Canyon. The Mummy Springs trail junction is about three miles in on the North Loop trail. Awesome hike and the views are so beautiful.It definitely starts of steep but take your time and enjoy. Most of the heavy lifting is behind you so enjoy. Stirling (for you conspiracy theorists, one of the only remaining public viewpoints into Papoose Lake), th… Great hike! Mummy Spring: Once you're at Raintree, it's only 1/3 of a mile downhill to the northwest to Mummy Springs (Fig. With a few off shots and a scramble up and down Mummy Springs, ended up going 9 miles. Hike up to North Loop and continue north to Rain Tree to Mummy Springs. At about 3 miles, the trail enters Cirque Meadow, a popular destination for hikers and backpackers. I'm sure I'll be back a handful of times this year. It then enters the wilderness and travel zone, and ascends to a … The 2nd is rolling, but more uphill than down. It is a total of 3.05 miles from the T/H at an elevation of 9,826 feet. Idk if the extended mummy springs trail was completely worth it but it was cool. The Mount Charleston Wilderness Area is located west of Las Vegas in the southern part of the state of Nevada in the western United States. Usage Requirements. Each junction has a marker which helps. I saw some other hikers on a trail beyond Mummy Springs so I ventured into that trail for a little way. When I came back, the parking lot was still 1/3 full, so that was a bit odd. California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Then reverse it going back of course. Straight up for the first hour so perhaps Moderate Plus might be a more appropriate rating for this trail. The trail round-trip is approximately 6.5 miles. That development slowly encroached on the mountain itself, until in 1997 the Mummy Mountain Preserve Trust was established to preserve the natural landscape of the mountain, primarily along the peaks and ridgelines in a parcel of land that totals about 320 acres. No trail after raintree but pushed through the deep snow. Most of the way out to the spring, the trail crosses over a narrow, barely perceptible ridge. The trail isn’t difficult to navigate but is long and exhausting on the quads as you ascend over 1000 ft in elevation. Extremely difficult while covered in snow. On the way home, I discovered why traffic was probably so light, as there was an auto accident and the road into Mt.Charleston was temporarily road blocked. Pretty good Saturday morning hike. view of Vegas below is cool. Was so pooped from the hike up that Dahd had to carry me down. Really nice hike. The trail then leads to a junction with the Mummy Pass Trail (#937) about 2.5 miles from the trailhead. My Garmin measured 8.1 miles for my hike. Serious uphill or strenuous portions but doable. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail then runs back south and ends (Wpt. June 19, 2004. Also our watch and recording logged it to a 6.4. Mummy Springs Trail must be accessed via the North Loop Trail. Don’t waste your time! From the North Loop trailhead, hike up about 3 miles to the Mummy Springs junction at the 3000 year old "Raintree" bristlecone pine and go right a half mile to Mummy Springs where the use trail starts. This is a very hard hike, the first 2.5 miles of switchbacks kicked my butt, make sure you bring enough water and a light jacket, temperature drops quickly after 4 pm! Not too hard. As you begin the ascent you are climbing quickly. Great hike. Waist deep snow made it slow trekking but made it to the peak at 2.1 miles. Def one of my favorite! As for difficulty, this is a tuff trail!!! Mummy Spring Trail, Mount Charleston, Nevada Mummy Spring is a small though year-round water source in a steep, sheltered, northeast-facing ravine below Mummy Mountain, a … This hike starts at Trail Canyon off Echo Rd. United States, NV, Clark Co., Spring Mountains, Mummy Springs Trail. Holy hell this is definitely some cardio. Went at 530am to beat the heat, and found many other hikers getting ready to set out, and the parking lot 1/3 full. I live at 1200 feet elevation and the change definitely messed me up while I was hiking up the first 3 miles. Directions from Las Vegas: Travel north on U.S. Highway 95, then take State Route 157 west. In the summer, you can rent a boat, bring your own or simply enjoy the … Totally worth the hike though with the beautiful views. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from March until November. Potosi (site of the Carol Lombard plane crash) to its northern tip at Mt. Mummy Spring Trail becomes a very steep social trail. When I arrived at Mummy Springs, I saw some campers in an ideal area for a night on the mountain. Took a lot of breaks to enjoy the scenery though. This is a short, easy detour off the North Loop Trail to an avalanche chute with a spring located high on the cool, east-facing slope of Mummy Mountain. 30 degrees cooler than the valley and empty!! From this junction, continue another mile or so to Cave Spring and another half-mile or so to the base of a very large and obvious talus and scree slope. Beautiful weather!!! Multiple documented (but unposted) hikes take you he various points of the elongated mountain: the highest point is actually the “tummy”. Eventbrite - Women Who Explore-- Shannon Dangl presents Women Who Explore: Las Vegas Raintree/Mummy Springs Via Trail Canyon Trail - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Trail Canyon Trail Head, Mount Charleston, NV. Trail Ratings 3.5 from 2 votes #15 in Mt. 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