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    Clarinda Dodson saved Eagle's Nest Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Eagle's Nest Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Fletcher Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson added evening hike

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Exploration Peak Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Stanley B Springs Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Calico Hills Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Black Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Pittman Wash Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson added Vegas Hikes To Do

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson saved Bluffs Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Clarinda Dodson reviewed Wetlands Park Nature Preserve

    over 2 years ago

    This park has really grown over the past few years. There are lots of trails - both paved and non-paved. It's fun to see so much water in the desert and water-type foliage. And you'll most likely see a lot of bunnies!

    The trail I've run the most starts at Wetlands and goes all the way to Lake Las Vegas. It's a nice trail. Starts out pretty mild, but there are a lot of crazy hills as you go along. It's mostly used by cyclists - at least when I've been out there. Not sure I've actually ever seen another runner while I've run this trail.

    There is also a really cool hidden canyon, carved out by the Las Vegas Wash. You can easily climb down into the canyon - just be sure to do it on a clear day. Wouldn't be very fun (or safe) during a flash flood.

    The park is well maintained and there are restrooms within the park (but not out along the trail). The restrooms were clean every time I've had to use them. Parking is plentiful, too. I doubt you'd ever had an issue finding a place to park.

    Clarinda Dodson reviewed Mary Jane Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Great trail, nice challenge!

    I've hiked this trail a few times - always in the early summer. I wouldn't say that was the best time of year to go, as the waterfalls are probably better in the spring when the snow is melting.

    Pretty much any trail up Mt Charleston is great in the summer, since it's usually a good 20-30 degrees cooler. :-) This is a very popular trail, which means it can get quite busy. If you're looking for a quiet, more secluded trail, this probably isn't for you. There is plenty of parking, but since the trail is so popular, you might end up parking quite a ways down the road. There are also toilets at the beginning of the trail - in case you're willing to brave the non-flushing toilets.

    This trail starts out pretty rocky with a pretty decent incline - not too steep, but definitely not flat. About when the terrain smooths out, the switchbacks begin. They are kind of a beast. After all the switchbacks, the ground gets pretty rocky again; that's when you know you're getting close to the reward of the waterfalls!

    If you're expecting a waterfall like in the Pacific Northwest, you might be disappointed, but if you're expecting a cool desert waterfall, you'll be impressed. I've seen it when it was barely a trickle and when it's flowing much heavier. Definitely want to see it at its peak sometime!

    Up at the waterfall, there are a couple really cool caves. The one right at the waterfall is pretty big. Lots of flat areas to sit down and really enjoy the views. Also, the shade is very much appreciated when the sun is blazing. The 2nd cave is a little farther up passed the waterfall. It's definitely much smaller, but just as cool.

    Clarinda Dodson reviewed North Oak Creek Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This trail is beautiful! You can access the canyon/trail from inside the Red Rock National Conservation Area or from Hwy 159 (if you don't want to pay to get into Red Rock, or the line at the entrance is too long).

    As is pretty common for a trail in the desert mountains, there isn't much shade. If you go out here in the summer, you'll definitely want to be sure to apply sunscreen. The trail is pretty rocky, so be sure to watch your step - especially if you're not a super confident trail runner/hiker.

    After a couple miles, you're treated to some gorgeous views, and if you go deep enough, you might be treated to some tiny waterfalls and pools.

    Check out our video on YouTube that were shot along this trail:
    youtu.be/Z5hZERlqyN8

    Clarinda Dodson completed North Oak Creek Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Cathedral Rock Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Clarinda Dodson added Easy - Mt Charley

    over 2 years ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Lower Bristlecone Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Mary Jane Falls Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Clarinda Dodson completed Upper Bristlecone Trail

    over 2 years ago