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rocky
4 days ago

The hike was easy at first as long as you take the path. We decided to take different route from the path and went of course. We found lots of water trail coming from the creek. Did not really see the waterfall.

lot of snow

hiking
5 days ago

Its a pretty chill hike and you can see Lake Mead as you go on the trail. The trail is pretty flat, and there are some things to read on about the history of the trail.

Hiked this this afternoon with my two dogs. it was windy, snowy, and raining. Still had a nice easy hike.

Absolutely beautiful, was a perfect adventure to take with two 10 year olds, an 8 and 6 year old!

We had an afternoon to spend outside and I wanted to squeeze in as much of the outdoors as possible. We couldn’t decide which trail to do with in the park, and ended up deciding on the White Dome Trail. I’m really glad we chose that one, because it was very beautiful. It was the prettiest trail out of all the things that we walked along that day. It has really cool Narrows, very interesting rocks and is a loop which is nice. The nice thing is you can just hop in your car and drive to some of the other trails which are very short, so if you spend a whole day in the park, you could theoretically do most of them in one day. We also did the Fire Wave Trail. This was very short but very cool at the end. It was kind of frustrating, because at the beginning of the fire wave trail there were signs asking people to stay on trail, especially asking them not to climb on the fire wave at the end of the trail. Sure enough, as we approached the end of the trail, I couldn’t even get a picture of just the fire wave rock structure because of all the turds climbing all over it. It clearly asks you to keep off because of erosion. I don’t think that people understand that when they step off trail, they cause erosion and can damage or completely devastate vegetation that has taken so long to grow. All they care about is getting their picture on top of a rock. Congratulations, you walked 0.5 miles and got your picture, I hope it’s still there for your children to enjoy. You can just take a picture of the rock without you on it, the focus of the picture is the rock and not you anyway. Anyways, a lot of the other structures in the park you can just drive up to, to observe. We drove up to the Natural Arch Rock, the Atlatl rock, the Beehives and the Elephant Rock and were able to see it all from our car. And of course you can just hop out really quickly to get a closer look, as all of these rock structures are very close to the road and are within short walking distance, i’m pretty sure all of them had a parking lot directly across from the structure where you can park your car. Drive to the east entrance of the park where the elephant rock structure is located and you will see a nice Polaroid frame that you and a friend can stick your head into to get a picture. We were there just as the sun was about to go down and the sky was amazing. Also I would highly recommend driving through the scenic Loop near the west entrance, where the natural arch rock and ATLATL rock are. It has really amazing rock structures. I should also mention that we visited in January so the weather was in the 50s. All the hikes were very easy, however me and my friend are avid hiker is. I would recommend bringing a ton of water if you plan to be there in the summer and maybe plan for less Miles. I’m giving it four stars, and not five because I enjoy a good strenuous climb, and there were none. But it was absolutely beautiful, and I’m glad that we did this, rather than walking around Las Vegas another day

This was a great trail & lots of beautiful scenery.

Super easy...way too short but neat to see

hiking
11 days ago

I went Jan 12 @ 11:30am. It was a bit cloudy, no rain though. I'm not an experienced hiker and went solo.

Plenty of parking when I went, but I can see it being packed pretty quickly. I don't know if I fell off the trail, but I was following it and eventually went up some boulders and got lost. I remember reading it's supposed to be 2-3 hours, took me 4 1/2 to get back to my car. I never found the waterfall, but got some great pictures. There were two people scaling the mountain which I thought was crazy, but you can see that they had the proper equipment and were experienced but really great to see. A bit of poop, nothing crazy though. Definitely has cactus everywhere. Not much wildlife, found a creek though. Ill try again to find this waterfall and maybe not get lost. It was very easy to navigate back to your car though because of the landscape.

interesting hike that took me back in time. there are petroglyphs carved into the rocks all along the path and the trail is fairly easy to walk and allows for some exploration as long as one watches out for the local wildlife (snakes!).

hiking
15 days ago

My second time completing the hike. Beautiful views, it was a bit more sandy on the rocks this time than the last. Quiet when we went.

Great for a break from the car ride!

hiking
20 days ago

I enjoy this loop trail. Not too sandy. Enjoy around to not feel suffocated by the amount of people around.
I did 3 trails in one day, one being this one. I enjoyed this one the most. Perfect to combine trails. Super easy. Kid friendly. Not as red in color as other trials at Valley of Fire but still beautiful.
Flowers were very far and few between. Populated.

This was a pretty cool lil hike. The petroglyphs were awesome but there wasn’t water to enjoy at the end. There was a small dirty basin. Just don’t expect pools of water at the end.
Pros: Breezy hike, shaded, petroglyphs, and a lot to see in such a short trail.
Cons: SAND!! Ugh. I don’t like to hike in sand. No useable water source like implied. Jan timeframe- no birds and a lot of people. I prefer less populated hikes.
Hope this helps. It was a nice add on to a day of hiking

Arrived at about 10:30am and we were able to do the short hike with very minimal traffic. Views were amazing. Get here early and avoid the crowds!

It was really neat to see the petroglyphs, but there were SO many people. I was really surprised to see it this packed at noon on a Thursday.
Too many people to even really enjoy the scenery.

Easy, flat walk through tunnels with nice views of Lake Mead. We were there on Christmas Eve and only three of the tunnels were open. Seems like a nice place to take the dogs, too.

hiking
24 days ago

climb the fence and continue the trail all the way to the dam its worth it.

25 days ago

Nice hike in the snow. Definitely not to challenging.

Lots of cool petroglyphs! This trail was quite sandy though, but don’t let that deter you from exploring it. The end leads to a neat little water hole thing.

Easy hike with beautiful rock formations! It can get sandy at times but the views are amazing.

Super easy and nice trail. Great for beginners. My dog and I had a great Friday afternoon hike. Close to the city, but still feels like you’re out of the hustle and bustle of town. Great for a quick and easy hike.

Petroglyphs were okay but time would be better spent elsewhere in the park

Closed after 3rd tunnel. Easy hike other than that

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike!

Petroglyphs etched by indigenous peoples, renegade Indian shootouts and amazing rock formations, this area has it all! The trial may be sandy, but push on and be impressed.

hiking
1 month ago

Really beautiful hike, highly recommend. Check out my full guide on Hikingguy com.

beautiful hike! amazing views! the colours along this trail are beyond stunning!

hiking
1 month ago

The elevation gain when you’re starting so high up unexpectedly kicked my butt, made the switchbacks a bit more uncomfortable since it added strain to monotony, but the end of the trail was quite worth it. I did this back in July, and despite the cooler weather up in Mt Charleston, laying on the rocks was amazing. The water was little but so ice cold, it was wonderful. Beautiful scenes

walking
1 month ago

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