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hiking
14 hours ago

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.

trail running
14 hours ago

absolutely loved it

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.

My children ages 3 & 5 have so much fun at the park and cam easily climb the mountain.

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....

Awesome hike. Wont take long at all if you take a 4x4 high clearance vehicle to the trail head. But if you park at the bottom on the scenic drive and hike up Rocky Gap Road like I did, that part alone takes 90-120 minutes one way. It's worth it. The view is 10/10, and the terrain is pretty gradual with almost 0 scrambling. Trail is easy to find/follow.

Wonderful trail , lots of switchbacks but so worth the hike up! Waterfall wasn't much , but we hiked it in August so it was a great way to get a break from the heat in Vegas !

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

It was a strenuous hike, yet well worth it. If going on winter months would advise wearing layers and gloves since it gets cold at higher elevations, especially with winds. Also the trailhead parking lot gets pretty busy in the mornings of weekends or long weekends. Take plenty of water.