First Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The hike is about a mile across the flat desert on a very wide and well-defined trail. Well before the mouth of the canyon when you get to the very first tree turn 90 degrees to your right and walk about 100ft to reach the hidden waterfall. There is a wide path to the top of the fall. Reaching the base of the waterfall requires some scrambling.
The best time to go is the day after a moderate to heavy rainfall where the streams and creeks are flowing with water, but be prepared to get your feet wet as you'll have to wade or rock hop through the "first creek" by the main road. If you make it to the "end", you'll be rewarded with a waterfall that's worth photographing from many different angles.
For those wanting a challenge, continue hiking into the canyon and following the creek to your side. You'll come across some nice clearings and rock formations. The foliage will get thicker the further you go into the canyon, making for a semi surreal experience as if you just entered a storybook woods with giant gnarly tree roots included.
Zigzag your way across the creek, and you'll come across some miniature, but quaint waterfalls and pools. Look up to the canyon walls and you'll also see water sliding down the rock face, making for some nice photos if you can get close enough. If you're really lucky you may spot the outline of a hawk flying high above the canyon.
Fun hike. Lots of people at times
it was an easy hike, few climbs, beautiful waterfalls and creek..worth the time to do
Amazing in spring to see waterfalls and river run throughout the canyon.
After playing on the main rock my wife and I decided to head back this trail. We saw lots of wildlife and the views were amazing!
started at 3p ended around 430. pretty easy hike it was really really pretty and really easy to find and the trail is marked all the way for the most part I would post pictures but they're on my fancy camera and have time to download them yet
Very pretty and easy hike but anticlimactic.
it was nice doing this Trail with my dog I would definitely do it again