Lovell Summit Road

4.7/5 (4 reviews)
Pahrump, Nevada (Nye County)
Last Updated: 12/21/2019

Trail Information


The scenic Lovell Summit Road is a heavily used backcountry connector route between Lovell Canyon and Trout Canyon. There are many dispersed campsites along the route, and the road is a crucial connector for the continuous backcountry road system on the west side of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (4)
Visited: 07/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

A very easy trail, as long as you don't have a long wheelbase. There are some corners that are sharp but as long as you take it slow anything should be able to traverse the path. Temps were much cooler and there are nice campsites along the way
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/06/2021

Only did part of trail up to 25943 and entered from trout canyon road. I was attending a class at front sight and was looking for a place to tent camp. I found a beautiful place at 5000'. I saw no one else out there the whole time. Lovell was eaay passible with high clearance vehicle but the spurs 25943 and 25944 were rougher and i used 4L. Highly recommend this area for camping close to Parumph!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/22/2020

We decided to try this trail for some star gazing during the New Moon. It is not great for star gazing but the trail itself is fairly easy and very scenic. The light from LV washes over the mountains and that half of the sky. I would not want to be out there when wet!! It is a hardpack clay/dirt trail that looks like it would be deadly slippery in the wet unless your gear is set up for that challenge. Beautiful sunset at the pass (summit) and plenty of pull offs for camping or relaxing. The wind was howling and the the critters came out soon after sunset. All in all a great trip, we turned around at the summit, having come from the east (Lovell Canyon Rd). Would like to visit again in late afternoon and allow more time to see the canyons and vistas this trail provides.
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/21/2019

We were in the Las Vegas area for a few weeks hitting as many trails as we could. We've found some interesting things along the trails but never an rolled and abandoned Jeep. We found a Renegade on it's side on one of the side trails. It looked to be stolen and ditched on a dead end trail. Just in case, we reported the location to authorities. This was our first time out in our recently acquired Jeep TJ. We just wanted an easy route to check for rattles and squeaks. The trail was perfect and we never needed 4x4. There was a little bit of snow and ice on the trail at the higher elevations but wasn't an issue. We connected this with Lovell Summit and out Trout Canyon for an easy scenic two hour drive.

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