Fire Wave Trail

EASY 9 reviews
#7 of 14 trails in

Fire Wave Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, NV that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles 250 feet Out & Back

kid friendly






no dogs

Valley of Fire State Park is a little over an hour away from the Las Vegas, and is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada. The Fire Wave, located in Valley of Fire State Park is an easy hike to an amazing sandstone formation in the it resembles an ocean wave with swirling patterns of red, white, and pink sandstone. With a beautiful backdrop this is one of the best, if not the best hike in the park. The trail is sandy at the beginning of the hike and transitions into sandstone. Rock cairns (small stacks of rocks) lead the way on the sandstone to the Fire Wave. Hikers are recommended to do this hike in the cooler months of the year. During the summer, the temperature is well over 100 degrees and there is no shade on the trail. The Fire Wave is best photographed in the late afternoon and early evening.

20 days ago

Great Hike, a little longer than White Domes. Doable in an hour or so.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Valley of Fire SP. parking lot #3. Easy well marked hiking trail. The formation is more of a wind sculpted sandstone hill of contrasting colorful layers, not so much a wave. There are much more impressive sandstone colors if you hike an unmarked trailhead at the opposite side of the parking lot. That trail is moderately difficult.

2 months ago

About 30 minute easy hike with amazing views at the wave. A must-do if you are close

4 months ago

Gets a 5, not for the hike, but just because of the area by the Fire Wave, very cool place to explore, easliy the most beautiful place in the park, Can't miss this place!

5 months ago

An amazing trail with a great payoff at the end with the Fire Wave. The beginning of the trail is also very picturesque.
In the summer, be careful and bring extra water. The heat from the sand and the rocks sap your strength and will make what should be an easy hike into a struggle.

5 months ago

Nice hike for all abilities if the weather is not too hot. If it's summertime be sure to take 2-3 liter of water with you just to be safe. The temperature was EXTREME (115 F) this weekend and you could have cooked steak on the rocks. Beautiful golden pics at sunset!

6 months ago

Too beautiful for words. It's a must see

8 months ago

This trail parallels the road for the first part and is quite sandy near the trailhead. It ends at the "wave" and is relatively uneventful, except for the beautiful wave of colors (red, pink, orange, yellow, cream) that you can see in the rock that is to the south and west of the main event.