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Neat short hike. gradually climbs up. Easy hike back. once you get in the canyon it's about 15-20 degrees cooler than Vegas temp.

great hike for beginners.

hiking
3 days ago

The scenery surrounding the hike was amazing on its own. Slight incline most of the way, nothing to worry about. The rock canyon at the end features some amazing butterflies and, if you like, you can continue past the “end destination” where the canyon opens back up. “Easy” hike, but you can choose to make it more difficult.

Best fathers day ever!!! 2018. deffenetly worth the hike.

Lots of switchbacks but otherwise a great hike with some solid views.

Great moderate hike with beautiful vistas. Who knew this was an hour outside of Vegas. Just awesome!

hiking
11 days ago

All incline and a great quick workout for the legs and glutes. Very well-maintained and clear trail to the top. About 1.2 miles up there is a nice breezeway. Plenty of shaded areas to stop if you need a break. Once you reach the peak, you can continue another half mile to Cave Springs or another 6 miles to Charleston Peak. You can also head back down to the North Loop Trailhead which is 4 miles.

some of the trail near the top needs to be marked better. Other than that great hike.

hiking
14 days ago

This is a short, wonderful little trail. Please follow hiking etiquette! People going uphill have the right away. But most importantly, don’t ‘shortcut’ the switchbacks!

This damage leads to erosion (especially when you get too ambitious and end up sliding down on your booty). Use common sense and walk on the trail.

Trail builders and maintainers do a great service. Don’t ruin their work and cause trail erosion for the rest of us. Practice good etiquette and don’t shortcut!

hiking
17 days ago

Kind of flat and I little boring hike. Perfect for beginners thou

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful slow grade climb through the woods, and then the last .2 miles is a steeper incline into an AMAZING rock canyon! KEEP GOING - it gets more and more amazing the further up you go! My dog and I went at least another .5 mile past the official end of the trail up the dry wash bed!

great little hike beautiful just wish it was longer with less people and maybe less cars during week days

really nice hike just not far enough maybe better during week might be less cars and people

Not bad for my first hike in this area. I sure do miss trees! Towards the end the rocks were pretty cool but I didn’t expect it to just end.. was hoping for some views but overall it was a decent day hike.

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike! The trails narrowed down a bit as you moved up the mountain, but definitely worth. This was my first time hiking and I found it fun and the sights were beautiful! There is a cave just a little ways where the water fall is, worth exploring and great photo opportunities. Recommend!!!

great hike

hiking
1 month ago

VERY pretty, well-marked trail. SO many Aspens here - can't wait to hike this again in the Fall when the Aspens change color!

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout! All incline, all the way. The trail is well defined and easy to follow. Great views from the top and it intersects with other trails. The way down was no easy task. Be ready for a leg workout.

It was a moderate hike I did slip even though I had great hiking boots on so just be careful

hiking
1 month ago

nice climb easy for most

trail running
1 month ago

Bit more loose terrain than the average non-hiker may be used to. I found it to be very pretty and very short. Great family hike.

very difficult ESPECIALLY in snow. my last year going and my sons 1st year. we did last year lots of snow.

It’s “easy”, but prepare yourself for the incline the whole way there. Lots of shade, lots of trees, lots of places to stop and admire the beautiful scenery. There’s usually water at the very end, it was dry to the bone today, bummer. Great hike! :)

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail. It offers a great workout including a little bit of rock scrambling. There's a cool cave at the top next to the falls. Beware climbing up to it, the rock is very slippery. I did the hike early. By 10:30am the parking lot was full and people were parking below at the other trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice easy trail, welcome escape from the Vegas heat! Plenty of wildlife if you take the time to look for it. Great trail for walking the dog or hiking with your kids - the Eagle side trail offers some better views....

I love it, its kind of hard if you are not in good shape but is worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a fun trail to hike. Probably would be nice to go when the snow melts--that way the waterfall has more action. It's a popular and easy trail, which makes it a bit crowded on nice days.

Great workout with great views. I came from the east coast so the falls were a bit anticlimactic compared to what I was expecting, however the acoustics right next to them with the sound of the water, is very tranquil. It is unfortunate that people tagged up the cave that is about 75 meters from the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s actually 4.6 miles to the top and back according to my GPS. Tough on the Way up (elevation gain is 1600+ ft.) all incline. Start very early in the day, took me about 3 hours; Start to finish but I took my time and enjoyed the view.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy kid-friendly hike right off SR 157. If you’re short on time and just want to escape the Valley heat for a couple hours, book this one. No real spectacular views along the way but always nice to smell the pine trees and listen to the wind speak through them.

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