Little Falls Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Little Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Hidden Waterfall The hike starts at the stairs. Climb the stairs and head right on the unmarked trail. The slight grade makes for easy walking. After a few hundred yards, the trail forks to the left. If you continue straight, the trail deadends in a few yards. This section of the trail is steeper. Continue about 300 yards where the trail forks. Follow the right fork less than 100 yards into the narrow canyon to Little Falls.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is not washed out, it's just a HIKE not a walk — a mild hike at that. Don't bring 3 year olds or the infirm and you'll be fine.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

TRAIL IS WASHED OUT AND CURRENTLY NOT EASY OR KID OR DOG FRIENDLY!

The pictures posted are beautiful and absolutely nothing of what the trail looks like as of this writing after recent flooding on the mountain. My husband and I enjoyed the hike, but it was far from "easy" and though it isn't closed, all of the nice grading had been washed out and we were hiking on rocks the whole time. We had our 3 year old with us and she did "okay," but definitely not the hike we were expecting. Or 61 year old dad on the other hand had a terrible time - we were expecting the easy hike the pictures and other hikers spoke about, but due to being washed out, that is not the case. If you are looking for an easy hike/walk for kids, dogs, older individuals, this trail is currently not!!!

If you are looking for a more moderate hike, it was nice. We saw one deer on the way up and two on the way back!

Another note - trail signs have been washed out. We were able to find the falls, but we heard many people were not able to and turned around.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

July 21, 2017

There is two ways to get there.
One using the trail head or cutting through the lower parking lot.

If you are doing it for distance do the trail head cause it will take you longer shy of a mile.

If you cut through the parking lot it will be .8

Once you get op to the falls be carful of the plants at foot level they are sharp by they are found at edge of the trails.

The trail does have an incline and lots of rocks the cover the ground make sure you have shoes that will have some
Ankle support.

At the top of the trail it is tight space

Also so recently people have been tagging the wall and starting fires up there.

Easy 30 mins round trip.

If you have a water filter I would take it to enjoy some fresh cold
Water.

2 months ago

2 months ago

This trail was not marked on the trailhead signs, so it's a good thing we had this app! My 2 1/2 year old hiked the entire way up to the waterfall herself! It's a little steep, but if a 2 1/2 year old can do it, it can't be too bad. There were many beautiful butterflies by the waterfall which helped to make it extra beautiful. We went in July, but there was still a good enough flow of water to get wet if you wanted. Beautiful and easy! This is definitely a repeat!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great short short hike you can access it from two parking lots going to cathedral rock. This trail is well marked and wide. You have a steady climb to the falls. This year with the extra snow all the falls are really pouring over. We could hear the water from a good distance. Take the kids it's too easy to call a hike.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

11 months ago

good trail, easy hike. Graffiti on rocks near the falls was a disappointment.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Peaceful and perfect for a beginner hiker such as myself.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Easy Hike with the Family. Cold water stream and baby falls at the end.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Took my 2 year old and 4 year old daughters and they did fine. We did have to carry our 2 year old some of the way. We got there early and had the trail to ourselves.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

Short, very easy trail. A great one for the kids to explore. Very little impact.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

hiking
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Short and easy for experienced hikers used to the elevation. Makes a nice hike as a combination of multiple trails in one day. Also, great for first timers to see the shape they are in as well to see if hiking is for them. I really hated seeing all of the tagging at the falls. The fork heading off to the left just before the falls looks like with a little scrambling can be fun. If you have the time, drop by the lodge for an Elk burger.