Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

A great and relatively easy way to get back into parts of Red Rock that you can’t see from the loop drive. The backside of white rock is beautiful and the trail climbs enough to reach some different environments with more vegetation. Nice little creek at the end. Beware bikes, ATVs and some SUVs on the early part of the trail which starts on an unmaintained road. Half mile in and you’re only on trails though so not bad.

The drive to the second parking lot can be a little rough. There is zero shade but other than that it was a nice trail with good views.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful views. No shade. 7 lizards

on Calico Tanks Trail

4 days ago

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nice accent to the top. never had issues with the trail, the orange and white markers were helpful. a good challenge on the way up but more going down with the shale. take your time or you will fall! I did this hike early and was first to summit. not too many other hikers on this trail on a Weds. amazing views at the top!

Seems easy to use

Great trail with very pretty views of the surrounding Red rock canyon. A lot of the hike is exposed so be prepared to be in the sun. Not too difficult- moderate is a true ranking. Even the drive to the trail head is gorgeous. Would definitely recommend!

very fun

hiking
10 days ago

One of the best trails at Red Rock! Easy to find your way and the views at the end were great!

hiking
13 days ago

Fun hike. We didn't go all the way to because we brought our small dog. Stopped before the ascent. We definitely plan to do the entire hike--without the dog.

Great hike. Plan 4 hours round-trip, great views of Red rock and Vegas at the top.

hiking
16 days ago

Great and challenging hike! The trail is marked so it’s easy to find your way around. Beautiful views at the top!

Not easy! Hardest part was accepting the reality that my calves and lower back were gonna be on fire until I summited the peak. I think my legs went numb actually, and then I couldn’t walk for the rest of the day, but it was perfect weather, had to wear sunscreen, but never got lost and the trail never got too sketchy. Friendly and respectful fellow hikers.

hiking
18 days ago

great hike, not a fan of walking up rocky gap road. Once I reached the actual trail head it was a beautiful 2+ mile hike to the summit. Afterwords took a detour towards Bridge mountain but did not complete. Got to hidden forest.

hiking
19 days ago

Unfortunately did not get a payoff at the end of the trail. Highlights included many deer mules roaming around. I will have to reevaluate the hike and rating. Just learned if you continue on the path their is a abandoned "cabin" and mines to explore.

hiking
20 days ago

Super easy trail. Fun if you want to bring the little ones.

hiking
21 days ago

The first half is the La Madre Springs hike and the springs kinda mark the half way point. at the springs there are a crazy amount of Dragonfly and Bees along with various wasps; be careful of the Tarantula Hawk, it has the second most painful insect sting right below the Bullet Ant.

Past the springs foliage is amazing and you almost forget you are in the middle of the Mojave: Pine, Juniper and reeds to name a few. The trail gets a little hard to follow here and there and it crosses the stream that feeds the spring a few times.

Things get a little steep as you get to the "Miner's Cabin" but it is worth getting there as the view is amazing.

If you want to find the mines above the cabin, things get a little rough and steep: one of the mines is about 40 feet horizontal and the other one descends into the ground, so I did not explore it. I think the mines are worth seeing but it did take me a few tries to find them.

Around one of the mines, I found a stone with a fossil in it.

I take about 2 liters of water with me when I go.

hiking
22 days ago

Lots of fun scrambling! The tanks themselves were a little underwhelming as there was no water when we visited, but I definitely recommend that you keep climbing up for spectacular views of the city.

The trail isn’t well marked after you go through the gravel wash, but it’s fairly intuitive.

Rookie Mistake: It was our first time in Red Rock Canyon and we missed the Sandstone Quarry Trailhead turnoff - which meant we had to go all the way around the one-way, 12-mile loop to get back. Beautiful drive, but pushed our start time about 45-minutes!

Easy and beautiful hike, but the trails are horribly marked and it is easy to take a wrong turn (or be on the wrong trail altogether) to a different trail. The good news is that it is hard to get lost since you can see the road and parking lots as you meander around.

Beautiful and easy hike. Great views and we even saw some deer crossing our path. The dogs were able to easily navigate the trail. The trail is short but a nice hike for a short outing

hiking
23 days ago

Super easy hike for all skill levels. We took the dogs and they enjoyed climbing the rocky steps. There was a small trickle water fall this morning. Beautiful views of wild flowers and lots of shady spots to hang out

Loved it. Beautiful.

hiking
23 days ago

Pros: The trail had very nice views. The distance was just right for a moderate day hike.
Cons: The terrain was very difficult to navigate. Loose rocks of all different sizes presented a chance to easily roll an ankle.

There are several large boulders at the end of the trail that would be difficult for many people.

This challenging hike was totally worth it!!

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful view of Vegas and Red Rock Canyon at the peak.

A longer hike on foot, but very enjoyable nonetheless. The views are amazing, though the trail itself is less than glamorous. It has a bit of climbing that was hard on my companion's knees and has little shade, so bring water.

Great hike for early summer. Warm but not hot on 4/26/2018. Moderately strenuous and trail is tough to follow at times. Take your time to enjoy your surroundings and you’ll find your way to the top by following orange, white and green spray paint markings.

Very easy hike and short. The Waterfall is nice and the cave at the end of the trail. My daughter and her friends had a really great time. good for kida and pet

hiking
1 month ago

Gradual ascent up the canyon for the first couple of miles then stay to the left side of the ravine. Some bouldering but mostly a defined trail until about half way up the ravine then its climbing over a couple of rock outcroppings then back on the trail. If you hustle and don't lose the trail, count less than 2 1/2 hrs.

More visually rewarding than the Strip in Las Vegas.

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