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Definitely a good workout and the risk is well worth the reward in the end!

Great hike at night. Plan on 8 miles down to the lower spring. Well worth it.

Definitely hard but still doable! Totally worth it, must get in the springs & go to the lake. So beautiful & relaxing before the hike back

Awesome !!! It’s a 3hrs to get all the way down to the lake and another 3 hrs back ... 8 miles in total

Great hike for all ages! Some technical areas, bouldering, ropes in place. Heavily trafficked.

rock climbing
13 days ago

Great trail, first time bouldering! Back snacks and enough water. Gloves for climbing rocks helpful.

Stayed at an Airbnb for $25 in this neighborhood and walked over to this area. It is a change of pace for what you would expect for Vegas hiking/walking. Humid air rises from the wetlands and there can be mosquitoes. Mostly saw families out enjoying an evening walk. Would go again if in the area.

hiking
17 days ago

From open desert to bird calls echoing through a pine forest - that's four stars right there. But 70 degrees at the trail head and 70 degrees at the cabin (if the thermometer at the cabin is to be believed), that kind of dumb luck is always worth an extra star. My GPS had it at 5.3 miles to the cabin and another 0.2 to the spring up the hill. It should be noted that the trail definitely levels out somewhat when you get into the Ponderosa pines after four miles, so the last 1.3 miles to the cabin is just a walk in the woods. I planned six hours for the hike - 3.5 up and 2.5 back - which was just about right. I needed every bit of the three liters of water that I carried, although the spring was running nicely. You just can't count on that. It was 50 minutes from US 95 to the trail head with high clearance 4WD. And just for kicks, the sun was setting that last mile down to the trail head - 6 stars?

Best Hike in Las Vegas!!! Moderate-Diff Intensity Hike but VERY worth it at the end. BRING a small backpack with swim or hot tub gear and WATER & SNACKS for when you get to the end but pack light ;)

Went last week (October 2018); fun bouldering, slot canyon, springs and river access. Plus some hidden spots that are fun to find.

horseback riding
27 days ago

Too many joggers, bicycles & dog walkers...would be cool if it was really designated for horses, as we have so few here in Vegas. Nicely maintained though & when its fairly empty its a lot of fun to lope around the mountain. Crossing the street is scary because no one slows down so if you can park and go up its much easier on your horse & you!

My kids enjoy the walk and then the picnic at the park

Enjoyed the bouldering, went w/gr8 company, love that it went to the river. I'll do it at least once more and have recommended it. Sad about the the garbage but that's probably inevitable.

Amazingggggg hike. A true gem really. The canyon is beautiful. Some bigger climbs down on the trail which can be somewhat strenuous for solo hikers. The canyon can get pretty chilly this time of year through the narrows if the canyon so you may bring a jacket just in case. Beware the trails are somewhat hard to read due to no signs but you can keep track by footprints along the path. Enjoy!

Fantastic bouldering down to the Colorado. Took my wife and 10 and 13 year old boys. Fun and challenging. My wife’s current favorite hike. Well worth it. Plan on a dip in the river as well.

1 month ago

Great running path. goes further on bike:run trail outside loop

This was a very exciting hike/rock climbing experience for me im glad I did it, it was strenuous but it’s worth it in the end,I definitely liked this one it is different from my regular hikes because it includes a lot of rock climbing but the experience is what counts so it’s something you won’t regret even if you’re a regular hiker

Two friends and I completed this yesterday 10/13/2018. I was not really prepared for the physical side, but this was such an amazing experience. The gorgeous canyon views and hot springs make it worth while!

One of the most unique hikes I’ve ever done. Great views. Pretty easy if your a rock climber. I’d put myself as a moderate rock climber and thought the hike to be easy but I wouldn’t recommend to people who have no rock climbing experience. Fairly strenuous if the temps are hot.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was good. But, did not anticipated to pay $25 entry fee!!!! Great little hike, pretty easy going up hill to the top of the mountain.You could see Lake Mead.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an amazing, beautiful hike. By far our favorite of the many trails we’ve hiked. That being said, it is somewhat difficult and more strenuous than any I’ve hiked. Bring plenty of water, and wear a good comfortable shoe with good grips. The rocks are slippery when your shoes are wet. There are ropes in place to get you down the difficult areas, they will require plenty of upper body strength to get back up.

Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs as well as the cool river. It gets dark early, bring a flashlight just in case. We ended up hiking the last mile out after sunset. I wouldn’t recommend hiking alone as some areas require a team effort. Bring snacks containing sodium and potassium to avoid leg cramps.

Enjoy. We are already looking forward to a return hike.

This trail is no joke. I just did this trail on Oct. 9th. It was perfect weather for the hike at about 75 degrees. The whole trail took about 4.5 hrs. The way down is fairly simple, just go slow and steady and make sure you take the rope sections seriously cause if you fall it could cause some serious damage. The way back up is much harder because you have to pull yourself up the rocks and ropes so it uses a lot of upper body strength. I love hiking but this trail was almost too much for me to handle. I only went with one other person and we struggled to get back up, luckily a couple came along and we worked together to get through all the rocks and ropes. I would definitely suggest bringing at least four people on this hike unless you are a very well versed hiker/rock climber. Overall the trail is hard but doable if you take it slow and steady and travel with a group.

Saturday Oct 6th 2018 1 PM - about a mile in you get away from the freeway noise and power lines. However, the noise from helicopters (I assume doing aerial tours of Hoover Dam) is atrocious. Somewhat crowded on this day too. I did get a few quiet moments in the canyon that were wonderful, but unfortunately, they were the exception and not the norm.

this is definitely a hike for in shape folks. That being said I absolutely love this hike. Swimming in the river and taking a quick shower in the warm waterfall are epic times. Bring more water than you think you need cause you will use it. I also wouldnt do this hike alone due to the danger factor.

Oh Lone Mountain how I used to love you. Lets see where do I start? Its a good workout to walk or jog. Dog owners refuse to pick up their dogs poo even though there’s multiple cans and baggie stations. How about the refusal to leash their dogs so they may break your stride and run up on you. If you’re terrified of pooches or allergic don’t come to this trail. Yep there’s multiple signs asking owners to leash their dogs.

Here’s my favorite part, make sure you double check everything. Had my wallet stolen out of my truck. Good luck.

A big rock with a running/walking path going around it next to the freeway. no vegetation. not impressed.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail with amazing views !!!
Easy and accessible for everyone.

The wetlands are great for an afternoon of walking and relaxation.

Love the trail, I seen a whole diverse crowd go up and down the trail. I and girlfriend had a blast started at 5:30 to catch the sunrise at 6:13am. There seemed to be 3 tiers. The first tier was lovely. Place to rest and meditate also they provide a bench. And then it gets a bit steep. Very manageable. We spent over hours there. Weather starting out was 72 degrees left at 90 degrees. For Vegas that’s beautiful weather. I would recommend this trail to anyone.
anyone with a handicap or going through rehabilitation from surgery it will be a challenge but very manageable.

There are magical places on Earth. This is one of them. Stunning views along the trail, big horn sheep, the Venus rebirthing cave/hot spring, hot pools of water pouring out from the rock face, cold pools of water, the beautiful, clear, and cold Colorado River, waterfalls, the 150 foot long "Sauna Cave," artifacts left over from the building of Hoover Dam, the "emerald cave" with an intricate and colorful, green and white stalactite ceiling, views of the Hoover Dam bridge.

It is said that the Venus cave has healing properties and was used by ancient native americans in a rebirthing ritual. I believe it! The water in the cave is at the same temperature as the human body -- the same temperature you'd feel if you were floating in your mother's womb. The trickling sounds of water in the cave sound like the gurgling sounds in the womb. To get the rebirthing experience, you swim nude a few feet underwater to get to the womb. Inside the cave you float on your back and empty your mind. Focus on your breathing, or the gurgling sounds, or the warmth your nude body is enveloped in as you did when you were in the womb. When you are ready, swim back out and you are reborn!

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