First Creek Trail

EASY 162 reviews

First Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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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11 days ago

First thing, many hugs to the person who left a review saying to bring tweezers. Puppy stepped on part of a cactus so it was a life saver. A multi-tool worked better with the larger pliers for unsticking the cactus chunk.

It was beautiful. Great trail. Lots of tiny lizards and butterflies.

Downside was the first 1/4 mile had tons of dog poop. After that, there was the occasional horse dropping. I imagine the dog poop problem would improve if the park put out a trash can at the trail head.

Overall, enjoyable and planning to go back when the weather cools down a little more. By 9am it was getting pretty warm.

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2 months ago

Got lost trying to find the waterfall. There is no clear path when you get closer to the end. Won't be doing that one again.

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Awesome for the kids first hike! My pupper also had a blast! Can't wait to come back after the rainy season to see the creek in its full glory.

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