Mary Jane Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 990 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Due to COVID shelter in place closures, you will need to park 3/4 mile away from the regular parking lot and walk in. People parking too close have been receiving tickets, so be conscious of where you are leaving your car. One of the trails at Mt Charleston. Definitely a moderate hike up hill. The path is very visible. You can't get lost. Can be very slippery in places. A few areas with shade to stop and rest if needed. Weekends are bus, but it is well worth it to see the waterfall at the end. Great trail.

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washed out
8 hours ago

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rocky
1 day ago

Awesome Trail! We went early AM. We took our time were amateur hikers. The views are breathtaking! I brought a sweatshirt but I didn’t need it. We’re able to park right at the trail. Took us about 3hrs total to complete. Highly recommend!

3 days ago

Relatively easy hike for an avid hiker. I have kids and I do not recommend bringing kids who are very little and not experienced. A well maintained trail except some parts that is washed down. Stay on the trail. My friend tried to run and overtake a friend ended up rolling and falling on his butt. Which is a good save and lucky. A little disappointed on a trickle of water from the falls. But definitely worth the view.

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3 days ago

Amazing views and worth checking out the cave at the end.

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rocky
3 days ago

Looks like there may have been a few landslides on the switchbacks so be careful on those. Otherwise great hike!

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4 days ago

I've done this hike many times, not recently due to crowding. Follow me on Instagram @nathan_vanengen for more fun adventures in the area and photos of this trail and more :)

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4 days ago

Didn’t go the whole way to the waterfalls because my toddler got tired but will definitely do it again all the way! Dog friendly

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rocky
scramble
5 days ago

It is very rocky so make sure to wear some shoes with enough ankle support. Definitely bring enough water because regardless of the temperature it’s a rough and dusty hike and it’s important to stay hydrated. Also remember it’s a marathon, not a race start off with a steady pace because the trail gets more intense as you increase in elevation.

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6 days ago

Halfway through was enjoyable. About 400-500ft incline. When you start climbing up the mountain it becomes very narrow and steep. Maybe only about a foot of ACTUAL land. Saw two people fall on the way up. One had multiple lacerations all over her body and had to call emergency services. Do not recommend this hike for beginners. I hated it.

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rocky
7 days ago

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7 days ago

Great trail highly recommend it!!! Bring lots of water the hike gets steep. Don’t forget your sunscreen. Also plenty of shade if you need to rest. Was 80 degrees and I feel 3 liters a person is plenty. When you first get on the trail, you may feel like powering forward like a hero. However, you’ll be a zero by the end of the day if you don’t pace yourself. Instead, pick a pace you can maintain all day. Waterfall at the end was well worth it!!!

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rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Great trail! Nice elevation gain. Lots of loose rocks

9 days ago

Great hike! Very crowded like the previous reviews. The switch backs are confusing since so many people have gone off trail. Pay close attention to where you are going or you will end up going off trail as well. Would recommend going early AM and middle of the week to avoid the crowds. But so worth it!

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10 days ago

Highly trafficked trail but worth the hike. The falls are at a trickle but feel and look amazing ! Would recommend hiking poles as there are a few spots that I saw people struggling.

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10 days ago

Great trail if you go at the right time of year and day. It can definitely get crowded on weekends and peak times. Go past the falls another 1/2 mile to find a sweet cave and get another great view!

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scramble
11 days ago

Great trail. Very rocky though. You have to be very careful since there are way to many people hiking.

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11 days ago

Way to crowded for me

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12 days ago

Great hike i did this late in the evening as the sun was going down. little chill to the air but not bad. Switchbacks are trashed thanks to hooligans who cant stay on the path. Not much of a waterfall right now more like water trickling. If you want a waterfall hike a little further up the main trail for Big Falls that's spectacular.

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rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Awesome hike! The path is pretty clear but can get confusing in the steep rocky areas. Stay the course. Incredible piece of nature right outside the desert. Great place for lunch by the waterfall.

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rocky
14 days ago

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17 days ago

Love! It was cold at 645. Check the weather before going. 10/10 recommend :)

rocky
19 days ago

Awesome trail...

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washed out
19 days ago

Trail head parking is open. Parts of the switch backs are washed out from people cutting off the trail

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rocky
19 days ago

Incredible hike. Lots of loose rock in sections. Far more people out for a weekend. Definitely need to go early. Worth every foot of elevation for the views.

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19 days ago

It’s a short hike, great views, but really crowded.

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