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Fire Wave and Seven Wonders Loop is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 213 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Views

Bugs

Over grown

No shade

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The Fire Wave and Seven Wonders Loop is located in the Valley of Fire State Park, the oldest and largest state park in Nevada and is just located just an hour outside Las Vegas. Hikers are recommended to do this hike in the cooler months of the year. During the summer, the temperature is well over 100 degrees and there is no shade on the trail. The Fire Wave is best photographed in the late afternoon and early evening.

$10 entrance fee. Dogs welcome on leash, but not allowed in the visitor center.

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Paul Remmenga
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Hiking

Took the loop version of the Fire Wave trail. Every turn was something new and another reason to pull the camera out of my pocket! Don't try to squeeze this trail in. Give yourself lots of time!

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AllTrails User
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Beautiful trail, the valley of fire is not one to miss out on. If it wasn’t summer we could spend all day out here prowling around, so many different colors and formations. It’s not a hard hike by any means, but wowie is it pretty!

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Maria Edible
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HikingBugsNo shade

The Fire Wave (which can be viewed as an out and back trail) is gorgeous and I highly recommend seeing it. I’m glad we continued with the loop as we got to see some lovely rock formations and navigate the beautiful Pink Canyon. FYI: It's longer than 1.9 miles, I recorded 2.2. The AllTrails app proved to be very helpful for the loop. There was a point in which you had to climb some boulders to find the continuing trail and without my recording map, it would have been very tough to figure out. Additional signage could be useful here as it's very confusing. It’s also not super easy to traverse as the ground was very sandy at certain points. If you come here in the summer, please be careful. A short hike can feel extremely intense. There is little shade. My friend got heat rash and had symptoms of heat exhaustion. Bring lots of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

Wendi Dana
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue May 19 2020
HikingFeeNo shadeScramble

Really beautiful trail. Definitely a moderate trail Difficult to find and stay on the trail. Also not a fast trail. Lots to see and very slow red sand when not climbing the rocks. Very worth the trip tho

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Katherine Betts
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail!! I went with my 10yr old and 4yr old twins because the trail was marked as kid friendly. THOSE WITH YOUNG KIDS PLEASE NOTE: the full loop as marked on the map is 2.7miles, not 1.9. There is some light scrambling on seven wonders trail which was quite the challenge for my four year olds. Everyone had a great time and it is stunning but gosh am I glad I didn’t try this when they were any younger!

Steve Kathmann
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Hiking

We started on the Fire Wave trail. Some very nice sights, and very well marked. The Seven Wonders part of the trail was not marked at all. It was just a canyon, but there were some areas of the canyon that were very pretty. The canyon split, and at that point we just hooked up with the road to get back to the trailhead.

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Ashlee Jensen
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HikingFeeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Beautiful! The colors are incredible. Some of the trail is clearly marked but some of this hike goes off a marked trail and we would not have found our way going clockwise without the app. We brought our 10 and 5 lb dogs. They are very good climbers. Bigger dogs may struggle with some of the rock scrambles and you may have to lift them up in a few places. Overall it was a pretty easy hike. I think it would have been hard with kids under 4 or 5 years old unless they are very coordinated. Some of the trail was very brushy with pokey brush. There was some shade. Bring water for your dog for sure. It’s $10 to enter the park.

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Carlyn Olive
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HikingNo shadeOff trailScramble

Standing water in lowest sections of the wash. Avoidable with some scrambling and off-trail detours. Easy and fun hike.

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Dillon Coil
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

This trail is a pleasant surprise. I mix of heavily trafficked scenery and some slightly off the beaten path scrambling through some really beautiful spots. It is amazing how many colors of Sandstone there are in a short walk.

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Brittany VanVleck
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

This was one of the most beautiful places we have been, similar geologically to "the wave" area in AZ. Some sandy spots (felt like walking through a beach), easy enough hike for our 1 and 3 year olds to walk most of the way. Some dangerous spots if you start climbing on the structures close to the "fire wave". Some height to them, hold onto your kids. Saw a few dogs on the way, but I would imagine this is too hot on their paws in the summer, most of the way is sand/rock. Totally worth it if you are in normal-moderate shape. Not much elevation gain, a bit of a hill in the beginning/end of the trail though.

Philip Goldkamp
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Fantastic!!! The terrain changes multiple times throughout this hike. The fire wave itself is incredible, but I personally preferred the pastel (pink) canyon. So many cotton candy colors! To get the best views along the pastel canyon, don't walk in the canyon itself. Instead walk on the far side so you can get a great view of all the colors on the rocks above the canyon. (It's also worth it to walk along the walls on the near side, although the views aren't quite as good.) Seven Wonders is also enjoyable. Much of it is a slot canyon. I recommend climbing up some of the walls to explore the various formations. So many hidden arches and alcoves if you keep your eyes peeled.

Nathan Vanengen
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HikingNo shade

Go hit the wave near sunset. The colors are vibrant and you appear as petroglyphs on the rocks. Take note of where you came from, no trail markers. For pictures and information about this trail and more follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen

Amy L
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Hiking

Amazing trail. Highly encourage adding the Seven Wonders loop since going back on Fire Wave is only a little shorter. Pay attention to where Seven Wonders breaks off or you could miss it and accidentally go back to White Domes. It requires a big of climbing through boulders and brush at first, but it opens up to some amazing views after that.

Jazzmin Holmes
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Hiking

Lots of rocks! Variations of different rock. No trail markers. Wouldn’t recommend full loop for dogs! Otherwise it’s so beautiful.

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