Little Falls Trail

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Little Falls Trail is a 0.7 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.7 miles
357 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

scenic driving





wild flowers


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.

3 months ago

This wasn't an easy hike for us (family of 4, with a 4yr old and 9yr old). Maybe we are just out of shape but I would call it moderate, not easy. It started out easy enough but then goes straight up and is more like mountain climbing. We had to stop several times and there were younger (more in-shape) hikers that were stopped as well.

The trail is also very hard to find if you don't know the area. The map will take you to a closed off gate and Little Falls isn't even listed on the newer maps. You don't know if you are on the right trail until you are halfway there. We just followed the directions written by someone else on here and finally found it after about 10 minutes of driving back and forth and searching for "stairs".

4 months ago

Great hike for kids with a little water fall at the top. My kids and two wiener dogs were able to do this hike with no problems. Beautiful views!

6 months ago

Nice hike for a beginner. shaded, lots of plants and lovely butterflies around the water areas. There is a trickling waterfall and pool of water at the end.

6 months ago

We went on this trail yesterday close to 4pm. It was just the right length for my 10yr old and 6 yr old. We also brought along our 2 yr old. She was in the carrier on the way and walked the way back without much difficulty. Lots of shade. The kids really enjoyed the hike but were a little disappointed/ underwhelmed with the waterfall but we’re happy we could sit and have a snack by it before heading back to the car. We also picked up some of the trash but on one wanted to pick up the mangled diaper :-[ the older kids wanted to do another hike when it’s was done so it didn’t completely exhaust them.

Awesome short trail with a steady incline. To get to the trail, park in the upper parking lot and just follow the unmarked trail at the end that runs parallel to the road. As others have posted, the waterfall area is covered in graffiti. There are plenty of flowers on the way though and today threre are DOZENS of Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue. I thought they were the Mt. Charleston Blue, but realized they weren't after taking a closer look at my pictures. I saw more than a few Western Tiger Swallowtail and Carole's Silverspot, and one Nevada Admiral.
June 18, 2018.

7 months ago

It was a great short hike uphill, not too bad. For someone out of shape like me it’s a decent workout. But for those used to hiking and in good shape, this is an easy hike/walk. It’s so nice to walk through the trees and smell the pine. Lots of butterflies on the trail, especially closer to the water. There’s a great little waterfall at the end. Too bad there was graffiti galore on the canyon walls by the waterfall. Otherwise, very nice.

7 months ago

Good trial just a little hard to find the start. Took about 2.5 hrs with my 4 yr old and 2 yr old. They had a hard time on the incline over the smooth rocks. So they piggy back rode to the end of the trial. Stinks about the graffiti and trash. One thing that redeemed the experience is we ran into deer foraging and pairs of hummingbirds flying over head.
Good for older kids; unless using a carrier for younger ones.

7 months ago

Nice little falls

8 months ago

4 stars as good for small children. Graffitti is a shame but handy to have Charleston Lodge at the bottom to enable ice cream rewards.

9 months ago

Awesome and very easy.
Very tight at the top.
Sucks that people spray paint all over.
People leave trash and do a mini fire pit.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

It was a little hard to find the start of the trail. The map got us to a gated off area. I ended up parking at the Cathedral Rock trailhead and taking trails that ran parallel to the road to get over to the Little Falls trail. From there it was straight forward. I went with my 5 yr old and he had a good time. The waterfall was active (late Oct) and you have to kind of walk around the little stream. It was fun.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

great hike for a beginner family, not steep or long enough for an expérienced hiker, but great for what it is. we walked from the restaurant to lower parking and followed the trail to the falls. 3yr old loved it. would recommend for a light afternoon walk to chillax from a long hard day at woke

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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.

Friday, August 04, 2017


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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Perfect short hike to keep kiddos interested and perfect timing because there was actually little falls with water.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

Saturday, July 08, 2017

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!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

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.

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.

Monday, February 22, 2016

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

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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Really easy and short trail. I took two four-year-olds and a dog, and everyone did just fine. The hardest part was finding the trail head because there wasn't signs for "little falls". You need to park by the staircase behind the mountain lodge and the trail starts at the top of the stairs to the right. We went on a Saturday and the place was packed. The top of the trail is covered with graffiti and i hiked out a bag of trash. But the trail is still beautiful and my wife and daughter found a fossil in one of the rocks.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nice easy trail. I turned right too early off Echo trail and added a heck of a climb up the mountain. Nice view despite the hard work. I'm a bit stubborn so I didn't stop till I basically couldn't climb anymore. I added pics of the right way so anyone should be able to not get lost.

Monday, June 04, 2012

The trail was short but beautiful. The group I was with was able to take it slower, since we had a short, fat dog with us. Definitely a hike for when I want to take an easy day.

Monday, June 04, 2012

This is as easy trail. We took a fat, small dog with us and he had no problem getting there. It's a short and quiet trail.

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