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I love this walk! I do this several times a week early in the morning with my pups. Great views of the city and best of all the mountains surrounding Las Vegas. Very well maintained and lots of doggy poop stations. To add some adventure take a side trail to the top it's absolutely spectacular!
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.
Wow!!! What an amazing trail!! We droned it, took tons of pictures, ran some (over two miles), climbed alot, jumped over water, meandered between rocks, hiked on an steep incline and got lost a bit for 6.45 miles. All in all we beyond loved it!!!! A definite must do. Happy Hiking folks!!!
Amazing options for climbing and hiking. You can challenge your climbing skills big time up the red rock mountains or just hike on the paths and in the washes. Great intermediate climbing to be challenging but not where you need ropes...but I did see some peels doing that up the face of a coupe mountains. Down sides if you want to call them that is poorly marked with a few ambitious signs and you have to go all the way around since it's one big one way through the park and of course there is always some dude in a Prius doing 15 mph the whole way so it takes a half hour to get out.
Definitely one of my best hikes in Vegas. rock hoping and climbing but beautiful waterfalls, pools, and creek along the way. try this hike you won't regret it. my little dachshund/chihuahua mix did this hike with me, she loved it and kept up even on the climbs....