Elephant Rock Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Elephant Rock is an easy out and back trail 0.4mi. RT or a 1.2mi. loop to an elephant shaped rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park. The Rock is located right next to the main road near the East Entrance. Elephant Rock is an easy out and back trail 0.4mi. RT or a 1.2mi. loop to an elephant shaped rock formation in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park. The Rock is located right next to the main road near the East Entrance. Parking is prohibited there, but you can park at the East Entrance parking lot and take a short 0.2 mile hike to get up close. Take the left fork in the open area to head back toward the main road and up the hill - this will take you right to the rock which is above you to the right as you reach the road. You can easily climb to a vantage point above the rock to take the best pictures. The trail continues along the road and bears off to the right and loops around the rock formations to come back toward the main parking lot on the other side. The loop is 1.2 miles. Watch for lizards and snakes. The rock formations are very interesting. The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape. Other important rock formations include limestones, shales, and conglomerates. Prehistoric users of the Valley of Fire included the Basket Maker people and later the Anasazi Pueblo farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley.

2 months ago

Worth doing if you are passing this area, but wouldn't go out of my way.

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rocky
3 months ago

great hike, but due to so much activity in the area, others have made their own trails, so be sure to follow the main frail/map. Amazing scenery. We took the loop trail which is just under 1.5 miles.

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4 months ago

Easy walk.

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6 months ago

Not really much of a hike, really short and you can actually bypass most of it if you just walk along the road, since the elephant is very near the road up from the start of the trailhead. However, the elephant rock is a pretty cool sight. Hike is something to get you started as you make your way into the park (or exit the park).

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7 months ago

Although you can stop and take pic from the road, take this little stroll. First stop I came to, as I entered park from the southeast

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7 months ago

Very easy hike.

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7 months ago

Conocimos con mi familia este lugar lleno de mucha diversidad de figuras en rocas ni con todas las fotos puedes disfrutar tanto como estar en esos bellos lugares gracias a HIKING WITH FRIENDS. Familia GuzmanDriottez

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

The famous rock is broken now which was a little sad to see. the baby elephant still stands.

Tue May 28 2019

Easy little trail that basically helps visitors stay off the road. LOTS of fun rocks to climb on so the kids LOVED this one.

Sun May 26 2019

facile, formation rocheuse intéressante

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Mon May 20 2019

Cool looking rock, short walk, i found a couple that seem disappointed, I think it’s worth the stop when you at the park. You can also see it from the road, but there is no room to pull out. Please don’t clim the rock or stack silly rocks on the trail.

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Wed May 15 2019

Not much of a hike. Cool rock you can see from the road.

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Tue Apr 23 2019

Elephant Rock 1.5 miles Mouse's Tank and beyond 2.0 miles Rainbow Vista 1.2 miles White Dome 1.2 miles Fire Wave 1.4 miles

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Tue Apr 16 2019

Pretty short walk to the namesake rock. Lots of people here. A short walk, so might as well do it.

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Tue Apr 02 2019

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Fri Mar 08 2019

Muddy due to rain... Easy trail....

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Sat Mar 02 2019

Super short but don’t miss this if you go to valley of Fire!

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Fri Feb 22 2019

Short and sweet trail with a nice view of the rock formation.

Mon Jan 14 2019

Super easy...way too short but neat to see

Fri Jan 04 2019

Great for a break from the car ride!

Tue Dec 04 2018

cool stop on our way out

Sun Nov 11 2018

Did the loop trail instead. Definitely recommend it over this super short one. Picturesque and fun.

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Sat Sep 22 2018

Very easy to get to. Not that impressive in my opinion. Worth a stop if you have little ones maybe

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Sun Aug 19 2018

Short and easy

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