Fire Wave Trail

EASY 106 reviews
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Fire Wave Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly 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, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

views

bugs

no dogs

Valley of Fire State Park is a little over an hour away from the Las Vegas, and is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada. The Fire Wave, located in Valley of Fire State Park is an easy hike to an amazing sandstone formation in the it resembles an ocean wave with swirling patterns of red, white, and pink sandstone. With a beautiful backdrop this is one of the best, if not the best hike in the park. The trail is sandy at the beginning of the hike and transitions into sandstone. Rock cairns (small stacks of rocks) lead the way on the sandstone to the Fire Wave. 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Short little hike over differing terrains, beautiful sandstone contacts and the conglomerates are beautiful as well. Fire wave itself is very small.

hiking
1 month ago

very good short hike with unbelievable views of all types of rock formations.

hiking
2 months ago

Easily my favorite hike in the park. The views along the way weren't quite as good as Mouse's Tank, but the end of the hike was fantastic. The sandstone is striped like a giant cinnamon candy cane. You can't really see the detail up close, but the views all around have that spectacular striping. This hike has some uphill and downhill, including over a large portion of bare sandstone, but shouldn't cause any trouble for someone in decent health and fitness.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is very sandy at start/finish but worth the effort.

3 months ago

Very fun and easy. Great trail for beginners.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful waves along second half of trail. Must go.

4 months ago

Beautiful! And once you reach the actual fire wave there was a nice breeze, especially if you climb up the rocks. Took my parents who aren’t regular hikers and they made it just fine. Will definitely go back!

4 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail with the most spectacular views. Don't miss this if you are in Valley of Fire.

walking
5 months ago

Pay attention to do not lose the trail

hiking
5 months ago

One of the most beautiful hike in the Valley of Fire trail. Lots of photo opportunities. Nice scenery and the hike is easy.

5 months ago

Hiked this trail in April 2017. Such amazing scenery.

6 months ago

Schöner, kurzer Hike. Früh am Morgen machen, wird im Sommer extrem heiß!!! Die Fire Wave ist sehr schön. Lohnt sich , wenn man die Hitze aushält.

hiking
6 months ago

Very hot. Beautiful rock formations, but would not recommend for August trip.

7 months ago

Short & Hot hot hot. Be careful, brings LOTS of water!

hiking
8 months ago

A short HOT hike over sand and stone.

trail running
8 months ago

Short and easy hike to a place where every picture you take will be worthwhile - you cannot go wrong here. It's a small but endless playground where you can explore the rocks, their colours and patterns to your heart's delight.
Get here early or late in the day and use a polarisation filter on your SLR camera if you have one - it will make the beauty of all the colours so much more intense!
We did the trail on 6.30 am on Memorial Day weekend, any later would have been too hot, and too bright. There were 6 other people on the trail.

8 months ago

this hike is a must. stunning colours

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of sand to hike through to make you work harder but it's worth it. Has a similar look to more famous "The Wave" in Coyote Buttes in Northern Arizona. A much shorted and easier and no permit required

hiking
8 months ago

gorgeous. fun hike

9 months ago

Worth the view at the end.

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