Explore the most popular birding trails in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Keep going all the way to the cabin. Bring lots of water.

Great trail. Make sure you keep going all the way to the top where there are remnants of some sort of camp (structure and fire ring). Really great views along the way. Bring lots of water.

scenic driving
1 day ago

If you visit Las Vegas, make sure you go to Red Rock and at least take the scenic drive. It is an amazing place to visit! The National Park America the Beautiful pass ($80/year for entrance to all national parks and monuments) gets you in for no additional cost. The visitors center is very helpful in suggesting trails to take if you are feeling like taking a hike. Nice areas to stop and take scenic photos.

on Dale's Trail

1 day ago

Lots of up and downs, plant life is very colorful. Deep, rich colors of sand and stone. Lots of shade, but no water nearby except that at Pine Creek.

Hike that is absolutely not marked. Part of the hike is done in a 4X4 off-road road on a soft rock bottom that makes it a very difficult walk. The decor is beautiful, however. I could have given a 4* for the scenery.

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!

backpacking
7 days ago

A beautiful somewhat challenging hike. I hiked it counterclockwise and was happy I did. The trail starts out a little drab but gets nicer as you go. There is a nice view towards the end after the trail takes you up a hill.

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

Nice, easy hike with great views. Just enough to get the blood pumping. One of my favorite in Red Rock.

Great trail! Pretty easy, not strenuous at all but does have some bouldering and scrambling towards the back of the gorge. Overall, the views were incredible. We were disappointed to not see much water, but it is technically still summer so that was expected. We definitely started early, on the trail by 7am to avoid the afternoon heat but on our way back there were tons of people just starting out. Lots of rock climbers seem to come through this trail, we were half tempted to start following them just to see where they were going but decided otherwise.

on Oak Creek Trail

hiking
14 days ago

Good up and back hike. you can break off to Knoll loop which is very easy trail but kind of hard to follow without the GPX downloaded to guide you.

Loved this trail! Enjoyed sitting by the beautiful creek, walking trough the meadow, expansive views of red rocks and climbing through the boulders. I went past the main trail and it was well with the adventure and climbing through the rocks to get to the upper creek. Cairns guided me and I left a few of my own to point the way for others enjoying this trail!

Enjoyable walk

My fave hike in Red Rock, I’m there quite often. It starts off easy then can get a littl difficult so make sure to bring plenty of water. If you hike into the canyon you can either relax at the top r go further in. If you do prepare to do some scrambling.

Not the best but not horrible. Be prepared for a mile long climb along a narrow, rocky path. The views are good but fairly fixed. Be on the lookout for the trail’s only marker which is located about 250 yards from the parking lot. Miss this and you will be headed out on White Rock Loop.

This hike as mapped is just someone exploring and recording the Hike. Beautiful but no marked trail of any kind as you get off regular loop and climb to top, follow ridge line then descend. Difficult, with significant exposure and truly an exploration. Be ready to backtrack, trying alternate routes and bring plenty of liquids and snacks. A hike we anticipated lasting 2 hours turned into a near 6 hour mostly rock scrambling outing. Be careful, not for the faint of heart!

We went just because it was there. Loved it. A bit scrabbly at times. The view of the Strip, Fremont Street and Lake Mead was good. Must be spectacular on an extremely clear day. Take more water than you think you’ll need

hiking
25 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.

Did this amazing and easy hike some years back i think it was 2013-2014. Back than the grapes vines were young and new planted. Did not get to see the full flow waterfall but the spring water was refreshing. Filled my water bottle and no filters back than. Gotta start again.

Nice and short for smaller kids and dogs

hiking
29 days ago

Full of tarantula hawks, thistles and cacti. Heard there were rattle snakes. Must be true. Don’t go. Also the cabin is haunted, grudge-style, so a Japanese ghost will eat you.

Easy and great fun for families!

hiking
1 month ago

best scenery on a two mile easy trail anywhere.

hiking
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!

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.

Great for a drive or getting off the blacktop and hiking round. Tranquil and perfect for seeing some geology that is completely unique even to a seasoned rock hound

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike up the canyon with some fun bouldering. The canyon has a lot of dog crap and dog crap bags littering the trail.

on Cowboy Cave

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike, the natural structures of the caves have been destroyed with graffiti and paint, The caves are still fun do explore.

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.

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