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Juniper Trailhead
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Mount Charleston Area, Lovell Canyon
Juniper Trailhead
Juniper Trailhead
Hilltop Road at Corrections Road (view E)

The Juniper Trailhead is located up in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (also known as Mt. Charleston) between Kyle and Lee canyons, about 1 hour northwest of Las Vegas.

From town, drive north on Highway 95 to Kyle Canyon Road (Highway 157). Turn left onto Kyle Canyon Road and drive west, past the Spring Mountains Visitor Center, for 17.1 miles to Deer Creek Road (Highway 158).

Turn right onto Deer Creek Road and drive north for 4.6 miles to the Hilltop Campground Turnoff (Table 1, Site 1271). Turn right onto Lucky Strike Road and drive east. When the road forks for the campground, stay right towards the correctional facility. Drive 0.6 miles to the trailhead (Site 1840), on the right. Watch for a gravel parking area on the south (right) side of the road with a restroom building and trailhead signs. Park here; this is the trailhead.

Juniper Trailhead provides access to several trails and routes, starting with the Showgirl Trail and trails that branch off from it.

Link to trailhead map.

Juniper Trailhead
Corrections Road at Juniper Trailhead (view E)
Juniper Trailhead
Juniper Trailhead (view SE)
Juniper Trailhead
Start of Showgirl Trail (view SE)
Juniper Trailhead
Trailhead shelter (view SE)
Juniper Trailhead
Showgirl trail (view SE)
Juniper Trailhead
Showgirl trail (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)
1271 Deer Creek Rd at Hilltop Camp Road 625097 4018874 36.30858 115.60663 8,360
1840 Juniper Trailhead 625805 4019239 36.31177 115.59869 8,197

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