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Little Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily 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 bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 357 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike to a hidden waterfall 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 dead-ends 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.

nature trips
6 days ago

Nice easy trail and it connects to Little Falls and Cathedral Rock trails!

hiking
6 days ago

Apparently people cannot find the waterfall so its a perfect time to enjoy it by yourself! Surprising amount of water for a “little” falls. Short and rewarding hike. Use the map, explore a little. Follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen to find more adventures in the area

hiking
8 days ago

Signage is horrible. The entrance where this map says seems to not be there anymore and apartment construction in its place. We parked at the nearest parking area according to the map but that started us on Cathedral Rock Trail that eventually led into Little Falls Trail but it certainly was the long way around. Ended up almost 2.5 miles hike including us “sightseeing” to try and find it. The trails says easy but my 3 kids and myself had a bit of a rough time as some parts are steep, slippery, and rocky. Although the abundance of butterflies at the falls and cool refreshing water was worth it.

hiking
9 days ago

Terrible signage. We were lost all afternoon and never found it. So many forks going in all different directions.

hiking
9 days ago

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bugs
rocky
10 days ago

This is a great trail. It’s worth it at the end to see the beautiful waterfall.

hiking
22 days ago

This was an easy and beautiful trail, just a puck’s slap from the city! Cherokee Jack and I hiked it the other day, and even though he is older with a bum hip, he got up there just fine. At the falls there are a few places to sit - we found a nice spot enjoyed a 35 oz barrel of cheese balls and some grenadine while soaking in the beautiful nature around us.

hiking
24 days ago

Good one for the kids! Water still flowing.

hiking
26 days ago

Little trail with little falls did this several times. Nice little bonus trail after doing Cathedral Rock. Water wasn’t flowing much but worth the little trip.

hiking
rocky
26 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! pretty much all up mountain hike so we had to stop multiple times for breath but loved every minute. The waterfall at the top was in full effect ca wait time do it again.

hiking
bugs
rocky
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for the family. Some parts of the trail can be a little rough considering rocks and water on the way up. If you have little kids take breaks and hold their hands so they don't slip up. Overall it's a fun easy trail.

hiking
bugs
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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail. Very rocky and lots of needles plants along the trail to be careful of

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for the kids. Lovely little waterfall at the end.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful short hike , kid friendly for the most part . A little slipper towards the falls but nothing crazy. Lots of butterflies flying around too make it so scenic.

hiking
1 month ago

great trail for smaller kids with a nice waterfall at the end.

hiking
bugs
rocky
1 month ago

1 month ago

Did this hike last year (2019) around June. There was a lot of snow the previous winter, followed by a very mild spring/summer, so there was a lot more unmelted snow than usual, I think. The creek ran swift and cold - yes, I dipped. The trail is somewhat tricky, seeming to dead-end here and there, but it can be found again by crossing the stream and searching the other side, or heading straight up the middle. I encountered only two other hikers up and back so I'd say it's a 'road less travelled". Good shoes and long pants are strongly recommended, as the trail is mostly an overgrown footpath, and at times dissapears completely. This is a hike I've been meaning to do again ever since.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my faves for kids! Short and sweet with a waterfall finale. The trail is confusing to follow if you aren’t familiar. You will naturally want to veer right after the first set of steep inclines. That is an even steeper hill with a broken tree log at the top. You can go this way but it’s steep and off trail. If you follow it into the dry creek and back up you are cutting across. Over to trail up into the canyon to the fall. Stay on trail and don’t go right, especially if you have non hiking shoes and kids. Follow the trail to where if curves around. There will be forks that look like they go to the lodge if you take them. Remember you’re hiking into the canyon towards the fall so that’s an indicator. There is a sign that will point you to the falls at the final fork. It gets steep here again and the rocks are slippery. Just be cautious with kids. The falls are strong right now because the snow has JUST melted. I went Sunday (May 24, 2020). Arrived at 8am lot was 60% full. Left at 9:20ish and lot was PACKED! Hopefully parking will be better with parks opening June 1st. Follow me for family friendly Vegas adventures and more hikes @momminsincity on IG subscribe at YouTube- Mommin Sin City

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snow
1 month ago

Fun trail after a heavy snow

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bugs
1 month ago

This was a great trail. Went toda 5/24/2020 at 10 am...only thing is everyone found a quicker trail to get to the waterfall compared to me an my group of friends walking around another way to make it to the waterfall but it was well worth it once you reach the top. So beautiful & relaxing. I am not a big person so I was basically running uphill lol & I don’t run.

1 month ago

great little hike. I did see alot of people holding small children, which is fine most of the way but be aware to actually get to the falls you do need to do a little maneuvering over some pour overs that are slick. very easy to lose your footing, and I had to help my 6 year old navigate most of that part, though he loved it. be aware the area around the water is absolutely thick with stinging nettles. wear pants, and make sure little ones know not to touch them. other than that this is a short, beautiful little hike with a big pay off. please take your trash with you and throw it away at home! the clean up on mount Charleston is done via donation, and simply can't keep up with the demand in these areas.

hiking
1 month ago

A little lost on where to start but read some comments which helped. Up hill all the way to the waterfall. Slippery areas on some rocks and the metal pipe. A surprising waterfall around the corner. Snow still there end of May, although hardly anything. Would consider this a moderate hike as mostly up hill and uneven.

hiking
1 month ago

Started from the Cathedral Rock entrance and took the Little Falls Junction Trail to the start of Little Falls. Waterfall all the way at the end. Recommend. Moderate 15-20 minute hike up.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice nature trail for kids

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