Summary: Mummy Springs is such a pleasant little surprise, I can't imagine walking to Raintree and not continuing to Mummy Springs (just 2/3 mile more RT). If you arrive early and are very quiet, you could see deer and perhaps mountain lion watering. There are wild roses, gooseberries, and some ferns at the springs; along with several types of pines, scrub oak and junipers. If you sit among the rocks just beyond the falls, you can get a clear view of Angel Peak observatory, SMYC, Deer Springs canyon, and lower Lee Canyon. On a clear day, you can see well into the Sheep Mountains and the Desert Wildlife Range. On the trail to Mummy Springs, you may notice a small side path at about 2/10 of a mile; this leads you to a small campsite and fire ring. Get the required USFS permits for camping and follow fire regulations to use this spot. Mummy Springs trail is well suited for horses (single track but good soil), but hikers will have to move off the trail to let you pass.
Trailhead: The trailhead for Mummy Springs is "Raintree" (Bristlecone Pine which is considered the oldest living thing in Nevada). Raintree is located along the North Loop trail. There is a sign at Raintree showing the distances to Deer Springs Road (SR 158) as 3 miles, Kyle Canyon as 2 miles, and Charleston Peak as 8 miles. The trail to Mummy Springs leads away from the back of Raintree towards Lee Canyon. You can reach Raintree (Mummy Springs trailhead) by walking up Trail Canyon trail to the 3-way intersection (2 miles 1 way, signed) and taking the North Loop trail (1 1/2 miles 1 way, steep); it is 1/3 mile from Raintree to Mummy Springs; then retrace your steps and return to Trail Canyon. Or, if you park 1 vehicle at Trail Canyon and another at North Loop trail parking on Deer Springs Road, you can continue on the North Loop trail from Raintree (3 miles 1 way); or of course reverse the entire route and begin at North Loop parking and end at Trail Canyon parking. (Lat:36.29407 Lon:-115.6338)
Trail Guides for Mummy Springs:
USFS free trail guide handout for Spring Mtns (pickup at visitor center Kyle Canyon)
by Spring Mountains Natl Rec Area (USFS and USFWS)
Hiking Around Las Vegas
by Jim Boone (Jim L. Boone)
120 Best Hikes in Southern Nevada and Beyond (CD)
by Branch Whitney (Branch Whitney)
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Horses,
Ranger Contact: USFS - Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Spring Mtns NRA (702) 515-5400, emerg (702) 872-5306
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Kat Green, who has posted 86 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews Submit your own review
Reviewed by Steve on 8/20/2009
Saturday,15 August we hiked up the south fork of Deer Creek from the Highway  from Kyle to Lee. There is not a trail to speak of and, it is quite steep. However there is a beautiful intermittent stream [Deer Creek] that is great for letting your dog get some fresh water, that continues to flow most of the way , until about a quarter of a mile below Mummy Springs. After lunch at the springs we hiked out via Raintree and east to the highway on North Loop trail.
Reviewed by Brent on 7/26/2009
I hiked this trail in July of 2009. It is a very good hike with good elevation gain from the trailhead (main road). It also provides a great cardio workout for those â€œthinkingâ€ they are in pretty good shape. There are wonderful views all around and you canâ€™t imagine the 3000 yr old Raintree, which is truly magnificent. Mummy Springs are just past Raintree if you follow the trail on the right going past Raintree. I'd do it again and recommend it for those who have not hiked it yet.
Reviewed by Ryan R on 5/18/2008
Hiked this May 16 2008. The Spring was basically dry. You could see a little water running down the Mountain. The view of Mummy Mountain from the intersection of The North loop/Mt. Charleston trail is stunning. Bristlecone pine trees are abundant around the Mummy. A lot of them are burnt from fires but they still survived. A hard hard hike with a narrow poor maintained trail in some places. That makes it more exciting.
Notice: Traveling in the backcountry can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions. Information on this web site comes from volunteer reporters and may contain errors or omissions. A current guidebook and proper equipment are essential for safe enjoyment of the hikes posted on this site.
Keys: Nevada Hiking, Nevada Trails, Nevada Hikes, Clark County Hiking, Clark County Trails, Clark County Hikes