To get to the top of Lone Mountain, you have a few options.
One of those options is scrambling up the side of the mountain, which is what we did on our most recent hike.
This particular route (if you can call it that) is basically a free for all, scramble to the top. There is some exposure and there were some parts that did scare me a little. (Update: I found that when I did this hike for the second time, I did not get scared in these same spots which was really cool.)
Lone Mountain is named ‘Lone Mountain’, because it is isolated from the rest of the range and is the only mountain in the Las Vegas Valley that is completely surrounded by man made structures.
Because of this unique feature, it is also the mountain that offers the best views of the Strip – both during the day and especially at night.
The trails going to the top range from moderately difficult to strenuous. It doesn’t matter which path you take, they are all going to offer a great workout.
As usual, if you’re looking for more information about hiking Lone Mountain, then I suggest checking out the website: birdandhike.com This site does a great job of breaking down all the different trail options.
If you want to see some pictures from my most recent scramble to the summit, then keep on scrolling down…