Lost Creek Grotto Trail

EASY 44 reviews

Lost Creek Grotto Trail is a 0.6 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

rocky

Lovely short walk to seasonal waterfall & grotto, benches & viewing platform Although very short, this is a very pleasant hike. Almost the entire route lined with rocks so it is (almost) impossible to wander off the trail. After crossing the (normally dry) washbed, you enter the brush and vegetation. If you visit in the early spring (Mar - Apr), this area is filled with blooming Western Red Bud trees - which are brilliant fuchsia/pink and a real contrast to the other vegetation. Also, there is a band of burros which live in Willow Springs area and walk down the wash (which this trail crosses) every morning towards Icebox, and then work their way back up the wash at the end of the day -- if you go early and keep you eyes/ears open, you'll likely see the burros or hear them braying. Remember to not approach the burros and NEVER touch or feed them. There are benches and viewing platforms along this trail and interpretive signage helps visitors to be aware of what they're enjoying. Be sure and haul trash out. The waterfall is seasonal.

6 days ago

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2 months ago

Nice, short, kid-friendly trail. We took our baby (less than 6 months) on this trail and my husband had him in a front carrier. He was exhausted from being carried around... Ha. Just kidding. He did well. There are a few nice shaded rest-spots along the trail. You could do this trail and another one in a single day. Lots of great photo taking opportunities on this trail also! There was supposed to be some water at the end, but we didn't find any (mid-June hike). Bonus - it wasn't too crowded on a Saturday morning!

2 months ago

Went to red rock canyon to do calico tanks trail but it was not open due to parking lot work
So did this short and very easy walk
Took no time at all
Scenic drive in and around red rock with lots of smaller trails if you care to do several in one day
Short drive outside of Las Vegas
Area is well equipped with rest areas and bathrooms

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3 months ago

Was a really easy trail. Good for kids too.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

great easy trail for kids and beginners. my kids are 5 and 8 and loved it for each of their first hikes. The water fall at the end is really nice to cool off on a hot day. It's a really short hike total of an hour even playing at the top for a bit. highly recommend for families.

4 months ago

Easy, nice hike. The signage is not great, but we made our way around with the help of someone who had been there before.

hiking
5 months ago

Mobbed and not a peaceful experience
Even without recent rain falls were there

5 months ago

Always my warmup hike. Quick, easy and lovely.

5 months ago

Short and easy hike. I went on a late Friday morning and there were a couple of school groups, so a little crowded.

6 months ago

Short and sweet, the waterfall was pretty awesome.

hiking
6 months ago

If you want to go on a short and simple hike this is the place to go. :)

7 months ago

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11 months ago

My 8 year old loved this- plan on going back when the waterfall is there. Easy to follow and you know when you hit the end.... can't go any further.