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Very good hike with endless possibilities to climb out of the canyon to get great views of the strip!!

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.

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.

5 days 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.

we had great fun, no too difficult, but hard enough and terrific views! absolutely word while!

good views
big workout! A lot of bang 4 the distance!

9 days ago

Download the georeferenced map from the Red Rock website. It's REALLY helpful because it's hard to know where the trail goes. It's not marked at all once you get to the bouldering parts, so the map really helps if you aren't intuitive. I don't recommend this as a beginner's hike, as the rocks can be a bit challenging. It's very sunny, and the canyon walls block any breeze so the hike is HOT. The bouldering never gets TOO hard/dangerous - if it does, you've gone off path and missed the various stairs that make it easier.

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.

Its a nice place was there during sunset and had a great time.

This is a great hike with amazing 360* views at the summit. Well worth the time and effort.

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.

First hike in the Mojave Desert. The rock formations and views were beautiful. Don’t stop at the “tank”..... if you’re up for a short steep climb, you’ll soon find yourself on a summit overlooking Las Vegas. The trail had a bit more rock climbing and scrambling than expected for a moderate hike, although we were up for the challenge. Once you get to the rocks, markers are nonexistent and its not uncommon to be looking for the right “path” on the way out. Highly recommend!!

27 days ago

Excellent trail with lots of scrambles over beautiful sandstone rock faces. Don’t be fooled by the park description. This trail requires a good deal of climbing along rock faces and through gaps. It is also very easy to loose the trail so pay attention to where you are going and where you have been. Markers are few and far between once you start scrambling.

29 days ago

This is a great hike with beautiful views of Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon. This hike is in Red Rock Canyon park so there is a $15 admission fee per car. One this trail there are some steep spots with loose gravel/sediment on it, making it dicy in areas. I would recommend trekking poles. Keep an eye out for blue, orange and white dots/arrows to identify the path. There are Many offshoots that will lead you astray.

29 days ago

Great hike with a bit of bouldering and rock scrambling. IMO not for small kids or most dogs.

Nice pace, lots of different levels. Fantastic view at the end.

1 month ago

Fantastic hike! Not the hardest one ever but still moderately challenging with an incredible view of Las Vegas at the top! If your ever in the area, make this your first stop!

1 month ago

My wife and I just hiked this trail yesterday 9/7 it was blazing hot 102 but I still had lots of fun scrambling rocks! Not a really hard trail but you can make it more difficult by the path you chose to take. The view of Vegas at the end is well worth the sweat!!

this is a difficult trail with some areas of slippery gravel and rock scrambling. There are a lot of trail markings via spray paint, but still easy to wander off trail in certain spots. Although, heading in the right general direction, any path you pick will get you there. The view of the Valley on one side and the park on the other are worth the journey.

Beautiful! Go at sunrise if possible.

Amazing hike with a great view! On 9/1 we are walking back around 7:30 pm about 100 steps from trailhead walking next to some brush and heard a probably pretty good size rattlesnake. I have done this trail 10 times from mornings to afternoons and never had a run in with rattlesnake only at dusk. If you are at the trailhead and look north you will see big boulders (sandstone quarry) to the left of that there is a skinny cut through on the left side bush is where it was. Be careful in that area.

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!

PA girl, first time hiking on the west coast and decided to challenge myself to a more difficult rated hike. This trail was amazing! Awesome views! Starts off pretty mellow, but by the midway point there's some scrambling. Get to the top, take it all in. Little shade, take it while you can! Overall, not a super difficult hike. Best hike I've ever accomplished. Hardest part was the descent because at some points, the trail is hard to follow. Markings are faded. Also, small stones/pebbles make it challenging as well. Super easy to slip on the descent. Watch your step!

For those of you who are used to east coast weather and/or humidity, the most challenging part is gauging hydration status. So, just keep drinking! I finished 100oz of water and that still wasn't enough.

This is my favorite trail in the La Vegas area, by far. Make sure to wear good, grippy shoes, and be prepared to use your upper body on the ropes! Don’t forget plenty of water!

Great hike, not as difficult as I thought it would be but still challenging, especially going up hill as we were approaching the summit, since the ground was not as sturdy. Have the proper attire for a dessert environment, long pants and hiking shoes to protect from the dessert plants and bushes. Keep hydrated and enjoy the great view of the canyon and Vegas from a distance.

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