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Lone Mountain Las Vegas

Lone Mountain Las Vegas

Lone Mountain Overview

Lone Mountain is popular with local hikers who live near the mountain. Located in the Northwest area of Las Vegas, Lone Mountain has multiple routes to ascend to the top where you find an amazing panoramic view of Las Vegas. The more popular route starts on the West side and is great for an early morning or after-work hike.

The distance from start to finish varies depending on which trailhead you start at and which way you decide to hike down to the loop. We will go up the spine and down the West side, up the West side, and down the spine, up “the face” and down the West trail, etc. Even though Lone Mountain is not that big you can mix it up by varying your routes.

From Wikipedia:

The area was named after a solitary hill that is detached from the Red Rock National Conservation Area, known as “Lone Mountain”, which is an isolated, rocky butte northwest of central Las Vegas. The summit stands some 600 feet above the surrounding area, giving great views of the city, the Spring Mountains, and Mt. Charleston. Lone Mountain itself is encircled by a 10-foot-wide, 2.1-mile trail for joggers, hikers and horseback riders.

As I mentioned, the mountain has several trails that you can choose from.

Lone Moutain Trails

Lone Moutain Trails – West Route

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The image above is an aerial of the Vegas Vista Trail road off of Alexander where you can park to access the West trail, which is the most popular route.

Once you park at the end of the road, you will access the trailhead by going left and looking for the path that leads up the West side of the mountain. There are areas where the trail isn’t easily identifiable but keep going up the mountain and you will soon find a defined trail again.

Lone Moutain Trails – East Route

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Climbing up “the face” which is on the East side of the mountain and accessed through the Lone Mountain Park parking lot.

There is not a clear trail “up the face” as it’s mostly sharp rock all the way up to the top. In the summer, this side of the mountain is shaded so it’s a cooler option than the East trail, which will be in direct sunlight all the way up to the top.

The next time I go up the face I will take pictures to share the path up to the top of the mountain.

Lone Mountain Hike Info and Stats

General Information for Lone Mountain

  • Route Type: Out and Back
  • Distance: Varies depending on the route
  • Elevation of Peak: 3,297′
  • Elevation Gain: ~550′
  • Coordinates: 36.23800°N / 115.316°W

Other Information

  • Restrooms: Restrooms are available at Lone Mountain Park, on the east side of the mountain.
  • Cellular Service: As far as I know, all cell phone carriers have service. If you find that you do not have cell service, please comment below so I can update this article for others.
  • Kid Friendly: I have seen hikers with their kids but I personally would not take mine above the area with the bench and only if I hike up the west trail.
  • Dog-Friendly: Sharp rocks but the dogs I see there seem to hustle up the mountain with no issues.

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Ahhh… the views from the top. Take a snack and enjoy the amazing sunrises or sunsets.

What to Take to Lone Mountain

Since it’s a short hike, not much is needed but below is what I normally take.

  • Snack to enjoy at the top
  • Hydration pack or water bottle
  • Daypack for my hydration pack
  • Camera
  • Hiking Poles
  • Hiking shoes or boots with a harder sole since the sharp rocks will shred shoes such as 5.10 approach shoes and similar shoes
  • If you are going up the East side face, you may want to take a pair of gloves as some of those rocks are SHARP!

Amenities Near Lone Mountain

Lone Mountain Park – 4445 N. Jensen, Las Vegas, NV 89129

There is an abundance of recreational areas within the area, including Lone Mountain Discovery Park, which is a green space with roller hockey rink, basketball, tennis courts, and picnic areas. Majestic Park, a full-service softball facility with 12 playing fields.

  • Park Acreage: 23 acres
  • Quadrant: Northwest
  • Community: Lone Mountain

Lone Mountain Park Reservation Form (PDF)

  • 6 First come first serve areas that have a picnic table covered by a shade shelter.
  • 2 reservable areas:
    • A-99 – Gazebo most southern area, play area near 7 tables, 2 grills
    • B-99 – Gazebo – northern area, next to restroom, large pavilion, 12 tables, 2 grills.

Lone Mountain Park Features

  • Amphitheater
  • Outside Basketball
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Roller Hockey Park
  • Tennis
  • Walking Path

Lone Mountain Online Resources and References

Lone Mountain Photos

The base of Lone Mountain has a wonderful walking trail that goes all the way around the mountain. At night there are lights on the park side, otherwise, I would take a headlamp or flashlight.

Barrel cactus on the spine of Lone Mountain. This is one of several varieties of cacti you will see on your hike.

Seeing a rabbit at the base of the mountain is not a rare event. Sometimes you see several together playing and bouncing from under rocks to pounce each other.

The entry point to go “up the spine” of Lone Mountain. The rocks are sharp and the trail has a bit of scree so be careful if this is your way down from the top.

The trail going up the West side of the mountain. You can see the smooth rocks, scree beds, and larger rocks that make up the trail.

Scree. You can’t really tell the incline of the trail but the incline mixed with the scree beds makes your descent from the top a slow walk to the bottom. I have seen trail runners going up and down the mountain on this stuff and am amazed they don’t fall.

The bench that is at the saddle of the mountain. As you can see, some folks felt the need to leave behind their artwork.

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  • I am a hiking enthusiast and not an expert, the information shared here is from my personal experiences and research to share with others as a reference.
  • All stats such as distances, elevations, elevation gains, ratings, and times are approximate based on mobile apps, GPS data, Google Earth, and other references compiled as a resource.