First Creek Peak & Overlook Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, NV that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Breathtaking views DOWN into Red Rock, rough hike to peak - NOT for children This is a very remote and rough trail and may be more than you bargained for if you're used to well marked trails and signage. Although hunters and horse back riders have used these Lovell Canyon trails to enjoy the views down into Red Rock Canyon for many, many years; typically the best (safest) way is to go with someone experienced and knowledgeable about the area. That being said, the rock-by-rock description listed in Branch Whitney's CD for this hike is excellent and makes this hike accessible for first-timers. I still suggest you take a GPS and know how to use it and don't even consider hiking this one alone. This is classic Lovell Canyon hiking -- dense brush and cactus interspersed with rocky, sandy washes. Prime area for mule deer, bighorn sheep and some elk. No wild horses left in this area and burros stay down in Red Rock where the living is easy. If you ride stock to this overlook, you'll want to stay up on slopes and the ridgelines, instead of washes.
This is a fantastic hike. You should download waypoints from birdandhike.com in order to stay on the trail. Once you get to the top, hang a left and follow the ridgeline for about a mile and you'll hit an awesome slickrock area.