Sunday, 12-28-2014, Meetup Hiking Las Vegas / 52 Peak Club offered three hikes to Magic Mountain, led at different starting times, Frank Ornelas led seven hikers at 7:30am to Magic and Crabby Appleton, Dinorah (LaExploradora) Arambula led nine hikers at 8:00am to Magic Mountain, and Jena Roxbury led 11 hikers at 9:00am to Magic Mountain. Magic Mountain is a great winter hike: It’s short, east facing, and relatively low elevation. The route twists and turns appearing to dead end before reaching the summit of Magic Mountain. From there you have the option of bagging Crabby Appleton, which is about 20 minutes away. The descent is down the climber’s gully, which is much faster than retracing your steps.