First Creek Peak via Overlook Trail

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Rainbow Mountain Wilderness

First Creek Peak via Overlook Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,115 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a very remote and rough trail and may be more than you bargained for if you're used to well marked trails and signage. The best (safest) way is to go with someone experienced and knowledgeable about the area. This is classic Lovell Canyon hiking - dense brush and cactus interspersed with rocky, sandy washes. Prime area for mule deer, bighorn sheep and some elk. Hunters and horse back riders have used these Lovell Canyon trails to enjoy the views down into Red Rock Canyon for many years. If you ride stock to this overlook, you'll want to stay up on slopes and the ridge lines, instead of washes.

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

You want to stay in the wash. The app will try and put you on side hills.

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Fun hike up to a beautiful overlook. Hiked in from Lovell Canyon Rd. There is approximately 2.5 miles of Jeep road from Lovell canyon road.From the end of the road follow the trail to the wash. Stay in the wash almost until it ends. You will be tempted to leave the wash, don't this really is the easiest route. The wash is brambly in some areas and confidence cairns are scarce, but they are there if you keep going. When the wash is about to end, ascend a scree slope on the right to obtain the ridge. You will see a cairn high up towards the top of the ridge. Once you hit the ridge go left to the summit. This trail is somewhat harder to follow if you are used to groomed trails. I thought this was a Class 1 hike, maybe 2 at the end if you don't like a smidge of exposure with scree. The views of Red Rock and Mt. Wilson are worth it.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Prepare yourself. This ones a doozy. But it’s absolutely magical at the end. Worth the work.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Great view.

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

Third time on this “trail.” Download map. Set your compass/GPS to the peak and just get there. Views are five plus stars - so beautiful. There are many washes to follow/get off track on. Take the ridges back to trailhead. See my previous reviews.

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

Good views. As Leslie mentioned, there's cairns in the wash when you need them. The AllTrails waypoints are accurate. GPS signal on my phone wasn't always working, it's probably a good idea to know how to navigate without a GPS track/assess the land/use a map.

I parked roughly 1 mile down the 2ish mile off-roading trail as my small SUV isn’t built for that type of terrain. I hiked the last mile in to the trailhead which was easy. I lost the “trail” a number of times both on the way up and down but it was manageable. I enjoyed the viewpoint at the top. I only saw one other person out on the trail.

MUST have high clearance vehicle. Five star view at peak - the mountains and rock faces are truly breathtaking. There isn’t really a trail - we used the map and our compass. It’s not marked at all - once you enter the wilderness, eventually you’ll follow the wash with rock stack markers here and there, then climb thru wilderness to the peak. It took us more than 5 hours with an extra mile and snack breaks.

Sat Nov 15 2014

This is a fantastic hike. You should download waypoints from birdandhike.com in order to stay on the trail. Once you get to the top, hang a left and follow the ridgeline for about a mile and you'll hit an awesome slickrock area.

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11 months ago

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Sat Dec 09 2017