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Northshore Mile 20.6 (Northshore Summit) Trailhead
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Northshore Summit Trailhead
Northshore Summit Trailhead

Horthshore Mile 20.6 (Northshore Summit) Trailhead is located 20.6 miles out Northshore Road (0.6 miles past Mile Marker 20) in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, about 50 minutes northeast of Las Vegas on the north side of Lake Mead.

From town, drive out to Lake Mead. From the intersection of Northshore Road and Lakeshore Road (Table 1, Site 0654), drive north on Northshore Road for 20.6 miles to a spur road (Site 0540) to the left. The spur road leads a few yards to a large parking area (Site 0539). Park here; this is the trailhead.

This trailhead provides access to Northshore Summit, Northshore Peak, and the Bowl of Fire (northern section).

Link to map.

Sign announcing trailhead and scenic view (view E)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Approaching turnoff (view E)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Arriving in the parking area (view N)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Trash cans, toilet, and information sign (view N)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Info sign
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Hikers preparing to depart trailhead (view W)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Northshore Summit Trail (sign has been replaced; view N)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Hikers departing roadside to Northshore Peak (view S)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Parking area (view SE)
Northshore Summit Trailhead
Departing the parking area (view SE)

Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site Location UTM Easting UTM Northing Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Elevation (ft) Verified
0539 Northshore Summit Parking 713882 4011577 36.22723 114.62032 2,427 Yes
0540 Northshore Rd at N-shore Summit Rd 713938 4011532 36.22681 114.61971 2,391 Yes
0654 Lakeshore Rd at Northshore Rd 689139 3997939 36.10951 114.89872 1,545 Yes

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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