Summers in Las Vegas are scorching hot and by no means fun, so it’s really a treat that we are next to Mount Charleston, the highest point in Clark County. The town of Mount Charleston sits in a valley of the Spring Mountains to the northwest of Las Vegas and it’s a popular spot for hiking trails and skiing.
At an elevation of 7,500 feet, temperatures are much milder than in Las Vegas and Las Vegans escape to the cooler mountains any chance we get.
We decided to do the Mary Jane Falls Trail because we hoped with the amount of rain that fell over Mount Charleston we would get a chance to experience the falls which is usually no more than a few trickles of water in the summer.
Mary Jane Falls Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked that gets you breathing as you go up the steep rocky trail. At the end of the trail, you get to the waterfall which didn’t completely disappoint but wasn’t quite what we expected.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton