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Amazing trail! Very steep but the views are worth it. The clouds moved in about halfway up unfortunately and while it was fun to hold in the clouds, the view from the top was just grey in every direction. I'll definitely be coming back in the Spring!
March 10, 2018.

Easy walk. A bit of rocky rubble, but worthwhile. Views are incredible all throughout. Lots of wildlife to espy.

This is such a great hike and I definitely recommend it! The east side of the trail (which is called Gateway Canyon) is the wash side with boulders that you have to climb over and has a gradual incline. The west side of the trail (called Kraft Mountain Tail) is a little steeper with no boulders and goes straight up into the mountain. We started on the trail heading east, so we went up the wash. Which I know sounds worse than going down it, but it was so much easier to climb up the boulders and rocks than trying to jump down them. This trail is dog friendly, but if you have a dog that is not good at climbing, a little scared or you cannot pick up I would not bring them. If you do have a dog I would recommend starting going east (up the wash) as it was easier to push/pull them over the rocks if they do get stuck. We had an 85lb boxer (a little out of shape) and even though we made it, I don’t think we would bring him next time (not a great hike for larger dogs). Took us a little under 3 hours, but had to stop 3-4 times to get the dog over the boulders.

Also, Kraft Mountain Loop and Gateway Canyon Loop Trail are the same trail. Happy Hiking! :)

14 days ago

My Garmin had the distance a little shy of 6-miles,taking the north loop trail (as shown) up to the Raintree. Pretty solid 1,900-foot elevation change on the ascent from the parking lot at the north loop trail at 158. The elevation gets to just shy of 10,000 feet so will get to you on this steady climb. We hiked in early March so there was still some significant snow on the trail and micro-spikes and poles were needed. We had a great time and some of the views were tremendous.

The way around the hill is hard to find and wilderness
I do not recommend

this area has several trails that vary in length and difficulty. Many of the trails can be linked together to create loops

25 days ago

Awsome view! Great hike!

29 days ago

This is a challenging hike, not for the faint of heart. There are steep areas and switchbacks, and the elevation kinda started to kick my butt. But, it was worth it. The tree was magnificent and I was never bored.

on South Oak Creek Trail

1 month ago

Only hiked out about a mile out before turning around. The terrain is rocky with larger rocks so you're looking at your feet the whole time. Didn't care for it. We went to First Trail and really enjoyed that one.

amazing trail despite some of the debris I found.

This is a great little half day hike, but be warned, there is some scrabbling over the rocks in 3 places that may not be possible for all hikers. I took my 45 pound dog with me and there was one section of rocks I did have to drag him down (a long 10' slick "shoot" if you will). I do not recommend you take your pooch. The views are nice though, and the canyon to the north is beautiful. Tons of rock climbers in the area.

fantastic trail, be prepared for blustery winds. bring your hiking poles to help with your footing on the loose scree

2 months ago

Nov. 21st. Great warmup to the canyon. I used it as warmup for Griffith Peak. Depending on the time of years, get an early start to make sure you get both in before dark. I'm from Puerto Rico and my pace was off. I finished Griffith on the head lamp.
Wild pack of chipmunks on the peak.

Strenuous hike but well worth it once you get to the top. The temperatures right now are brutal so dress warmly!

3 months ago

Although this hike is only 2 miles one way, it's a rough one if you are inexperienced. The first time I did this hike it felt more like 5 miles not 2. The first part of this hike is extremely gravelly! Wear good shoes! Once your through the gravel the incline continues. I believe it somewhere between. 1,500-2,000' of elevation gain in two miles. Whatever you do DON'T give up! There are plenty of shady spots to rest. Once you make it to the top of Trail Canyon you'll spot a sign for additional trails. If your done, just head up the tiny hill to the right for some amazing views. If you can take a bit more go the extra 1/2 mile up to Cave Springs. There's a cool little seasonal spring! Us desert folks love any sight of water!

Great hike and not too difficult if you are in moderate shape. It can get steep and times but the view at the top is well worth it. Once you hit the stairs your almost there so push through!

3 months ago

Good strenuous hike. Tree at the top was really cool. Great views.

3 months ago

Great hike, loved it, once you get to the top it’s beautiful up there, definitely worth it.

great for scrambling. can avoid or seek out more challenging boulders.

4 months ago

Trail is well kept, a bit steep during some stretches. Great views along the way and from the top.

I found it difficult because I have bad knees but when you get on top of the mountain the view is totally worth it

4 months ago

I love it. The hiking is hard but an enjoyable challenge.
an awesome experience.
The view is amazing.

Amazing view and nice hike.

5 months ago

Liked the trail but make sure you keep this map open on have a relied upon back up trail is difficult to navigate due to path not being to clear, but if you hike u know what to look for great spots for pictures and resting to enjoy sights of red rock, bring plenty of water just in case and use off! Lot of flying insects

As others indicated, "trail markings" are not to be relied upon all that much. Natural navigation, footprints, compass, etc. definitely the way to go. Passed by a couple of solo hikers (like me) on my way in, as they were finishing up. Both with light packs. On the way out, a family of 4 with ZERO gear. Really? Veered off the "path" and blazed my own trail, hiking deeper into the canyone. I loved the solitude here!

Fall colors are coming in. What a great day to be out.

5 months ago

The Aspen were spectacular today!

This was my first hike EVER and the gal at the visitor center talked me out of an easier, busier trail. I was pleasantly surprised tho! Beautiful views, mostly shaded trail w plenty of places to stop and take a break while ridiculously in shape people run past you

Great for Fall color! Well as great as it gets near Vegas I should say.

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