Grapevine Canyon Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Grapevine Canyon Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laughlin, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Waterfalls and 1000 year old Petroglyphs. You start the hike with a workout. A 1/4 mile walk in a sandy, dry river bed. The real pleasure and sense of history starts at the mouth of the canyon. 1000 year old Native American Indian Petroglyphs start at eye level and continue up several hundred feet up the canyon wall. Stay to the left as you continue up the canyon, the trails are visible but not marked. You will be rewarded with tremendous views of the Colorado River Valley and 3 seasonal waterfalls which are gorgeous when running. You will find why the canyon was named what it was. A gigantic patch of wild grapevines running over a 100 feet long and stretching from canyon wall to canyon wall. Past the 3rd waterfall you will find deep, natural bath tubs worn into the rocks. Great place to soak those weary bones after the climbing you'll do to get there. Just remember, stay left as you go up the canyon. You'll be rewarded with some very interesting geological surprises along the way.

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8 days ago

Took a group of students and we had a great time. If you go back into the boulders, make sure you have hiking boots and long pants. It is rough but the views are amazing!

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28 days ago

Great little hike in the desert. Some scrambling up boulders but nothing too hard. Good variety of wild life. Too late in the year for the waterfall. Some trash removed.
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1 month ago

This trail is crazy cool! Short and sweet, but full of wondrous sights. Think the waterfalls mighta been all dried up though.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

great hike, awesome day.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Fun hike with a small amount of scrambling. Stunning when the wildflowers are blooming.

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4 months ago

Easy Hike, beautiful scenery.

5 months ago

Super cool but too short, I wanted more. Worth seeing

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

Lots of green plants and plenty of animal life; we saw so many lizards and butterflies along the way. The water is beautiful & there is not much trash along the trail. Bonus points for having clean outhouses at the trailhead. The ancient art work is amazing ! There's also a mini slot canyon leading up to the end of the trail, with a small pool & waterfall waiting.

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8 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Lots of wild flowers, clear water stream. Just disappointed we didn't find the waterfalls. But overall it was fun.

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

We had a fantastic time on this trail!! Couldn't have chosen a better one to get a real feel for the area. Not to mention the HUNDREDS of ancient Native petroglyphs!! They're right at the beginning of the hike near the creek so you don't have to exhaust yourself to see them. You can walk right up to them! The vibe you get from that beautiful, sacred area is unreal.
We wanted a shorter, harder hike so we opted to stray from the trail and climb a nearby peak. The terrain off the trail is quite difficult but it was awesome for us since we love scrambling! Wish we could come back to hike to the end of the trail and see the spring! Next time. :)
Tips:
Bring lots of water!!! It's hot!
Wear thick boots and long pants if you can. There's lots of pokey plants and loose gravel. Nothing you can't avoid if you're careful though. I wore shorts and left with barely a scrape!

9 months ago