From Las Vegas, take highway 95 (north) to the Kyle Canyon turn-off (highway 157). Turn left (northwest) and follow the road for about 10 toward the small community of Mt. Charleston. En route, you will pass through the desert scrub lands of the lower part of Kyle Canyon, into the Joshua tree lands of the middle section (be sure to check out the La Madre Mountain scar to the south), then into the pinon/juniper woodlands of the upper middle portion, and ultimately to the ponderosa forests of the upper canyon. Upon reaching the ponderosa forests of the upper canyon, you will notice Harris Mountain's north face on the left (south) side of the road. Shortly before reaching the Kyle Canyon Visitor's Center, which is on the left side of the road, you will notice a prominent, cliffy ridge towering above the road as it sweeps down from Harris Mountain. This is the North Ridge. Just below the ridge is a small parking area on the side of the road. Park here to start either the North Ridge or the North Ridge Direct route.
RouteUsed Jim Boone's 5.25 mile Loop route
. It was right on step for step.