First Creek Canyon Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 377 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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The hike is about a mile across the flat desert on a very wide and well-defined trail. Well before the mouth of the canyon, when you get to the very first tree, turn 90 degrees to your right and walk about 100ft to reach the hidden waterfall. There is a wide path to the top of the fall. Reaching the base of the waterfall requires some scrambling.

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rocky
4 days ago

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5 days ago

Snakes!! Stay on trails to see them more clearly!

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6 days ago

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rocky
11 days ago

Good family hike! No waterfall right now (end of May) but great water spot and some shady parts. I would recommend going early to beat the heat. Cactus are almost blooming. I bet in a week or two they will be busting with gorgeous flowers!

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rocky
12 days ago

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13 days ago

Moderate trail, dog friendly, some scramble, minimal shade.

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19 days ago

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rocky
21 days ago

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25 days ago

Did this hike recently and loved it. I went pretty far up into the canyon so it was longer than 3.4 miles. At that point you will have to do some rock scrambling but not that bad. Kept my distance from other hikers in compliance with the Coronavirus regulations.

26 days ago

Loved this trail. Flat for the most part with options to climb up easily. My first one of many since moving to vegas. There are big beetles that sometimes smack into you but didnt bother me as I am not afraid of bugs, it's a pretty easy hike cute streams of water to the right about a mile in just be careful as I got lost for about 20 mins but thankfully saw ppl and followed them back out. Deffinately reccomend this hike.

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26 days ago

Flowers are in bloom and still some flowing water far down the canyon. Amazing trail I have hiked many times. Bring a bag with you to help pickup the trash and keep our trials and parks clean! Follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen for pictures and more!

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27 days ago

Pretty easy trail. Need to hike this early as there’s no shade and it was high 80s by 9 am. Would mark this as easy.

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rocky
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1 month ago

Great little quick family hike, can be a bit hard to find the turn for the waterfall. Set your distance for 1 mile from the start of the trail and then look for the red X on the rocks to the right to find the path. Someone else had mentioned looking for the two large pine trees but they are gone so not a reliable landmark anymore. When you see the large X in red you will be facing what looks like a ravine, located a 90 degree turn off the trail to the right. When you get towards the downslope stay to the left as the small trail snakes around and down. Listen for the water, you should be able to hear it. All in all it’s less than 3 miles round trip with no shade except by the pool. Fairly easy to do, we saw people with kids all ages and dogs. Go early, the parking lot is always crowded.

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rocky
1 month ago

Good mix of gravel, rocks, open, Forresty, moderate climbing, stream area with shade. Beautiful landscape between mountains

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1 month ago

This was a great trail. Super easy and water is beautiful if you use map it’s easy to find all the spots but there is also a red X on one of the rocks to lead you to pond. Good for families and dogs wear sunscreen have fun and be safe:)

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

If you want to encounter less people I suggest hiking this trail early in the morning.

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1 month ago

Didn’t record the full hike since we went away passed the waterfall n had to turn back at 2.2 miles In. If your looking for the falls it’s about a mile in at the first intersection. Take the trail to the right and climb down to the creek and the falls should be right ahead

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rocky
1 month ago

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