Fletcher Canyon Trail

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada

Distance1.6mi
Elevation Gain958ft
Trailhead Elevation6,923ft
Top7,732ft
Elevation Min/Max6923/7732ft
Elevation Start/End6923/6923ft

Fletcher Canyon Trail

Fletcher Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Mount Charleston, Nevada. It is within Mount Charleston Wilderness Area and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 6,923 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 958 feet. This trail connects with the following: Eagle's Nest Trail.

Fletcher Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is truly one of the best hikes in this area, and one that can be done over and over. Besides being a nice casual hike through the woods, it has a spring and a narrow canyon area to explore. There are a host of inter­esting plants, insects, birds, and animals along this hike. The diversity of wildlife in the canyon makes this a fun and interesting walk for people and dogs of all ages.

It is not uncommon to see something new every time you take this trek. The Mount Charleston area commonly gets more storms than the Las Vegas Valley. Keep weather in mind when hiking up into this narrow canyon environment. Strong water flows etched this canyon out of the rock, and flash floods are still a danger, so stay away if rain is in the forecast. Under foot and paw: Dirt and some gravel."

"This is an easy hike up a canyon in the Spring Mountains to a spring. Those who wish a longer, harder hike can continue up the canyon above the spring, using an informal trail."

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8/26/2016
Really nice hike, pretty much as described. If you're looking for a place to beat the heat and noise of downtown Vegas, this is it! Peaceful, beautiful and about 30 degrees cooler up there!
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5/7/2011
When you think you've reached the end of the trail be sure to look across the stream. The trail continues on the other side of it. This is where the trail starts to get fun. I've hiked Fletcher Canyon trail a few times but this time was the best. It's early spring on the mountain so the snow melt is making awesome streams.
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Trail Information

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Nearby City
Mount Charleston Wilderness Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS: Charleston Peak
Local Maps

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Aug 2018