Overview of Article Topics
- 1 Overview of Lone Mountain Hike
- 2 Lone Moutain Trails
- 3 Lone Moutain Trails – East Route
- 4 Lone Mountain Hike Info and Stats
- 5 Other Information
- 6 What to Take on Your Hike to Lone Mountain
- 7 Amenities Near Lone Mountain
- 8 Lone Mountain Online Resources and References
- 9 Lone Mountain Photos
Lone Mountain Las Vegas
Overview of Lone Mountain Hike
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 is great for an early morning or after work hike.
The distance from start to finish varies depending 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.
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
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
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
- 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.
Ahhh… the views from the top. Take a snack and enjoy the amazing sunrises or sunsets.
What to Take on Your Hike 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
- 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
- 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
- Outside Basketball
- Picnic Facilities
- Roller Hockey Park
- Walking Path
Lone Mountain Online Resources and References
- Lone Mountain Picnic Area Reservations
- Wikipedia – Lone Mountain Nevada
- All Trails – Lone Mountain Trail
Lone Mountain Photos
Lone Mountain Las Vegas
- 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.
- Click here to view my current hiking diary of other trails for reference.