Mary Jane Falls Trail

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Mary Jane Falls Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, 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
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

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.

1 day ago

This is a very beautiful trail in a forest setting. You get your heart pumping on the last half. We also got to see dear on the trail!!! Surprisingly cool for it being close to Las Vegas!!!

1 day ago

Easy

7 days ago

Best fathers day ever!!! 2018. deffenetly worth the hike.

7 days ago

Lots of switchbacks but otherwise a great hike with some solid views.

10 days ago

Great moderate hike with beautiful vistas. Who knew this was an hour outside of Vegas. Just awesome!

12 days ago

some of the trail near the top needs to be marked better. Other than that great hike.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a short, wonderful little trail. Please follow hiking etiquette! People going uphill have the right away. But most importantly, don’t ‘shortcut’ the switchbacks!

This damage leads to erosion (especially when you get too ambitious and end up sliding down on your booty). Use common sense and walk on the trail.

Trail builders and maintainers do a great service. Don’t ruin their work and cause trail erosion for the rest of us. Practice good etiquette and don’t shortcut!

19 days ago

great little hike beautiful just wish it was longer with less people and maybe less cars during week days

19 days ago

really nice hike just not far enough maybe better during week might be less cars and people

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike! The trails narrowed down a bit as you moved up the mountain, but definitely worth. This was my first time hiking and I found it fun and the sights were beautiful! There is a cave just a little ways where the water fall is, worth exploring and great photo opportunities. Recommend!!!

1 month ago

It was a moderate hike I did slip even though I had great hiking boots on so just be careful

trail running
1 month ago

Bit more loose terrain than the average non-hiker may be used to. I found it to be very pretty and very short. Great family hike.

hiking
1 month ago

very difficult ESPECIALLY in snow. my last year going and my sons 1st year. we did last year lots of snow.

hiking
1 month ago

I enjoyed this trail. It offers a great workout including a little bit of rock scrambling. There's a cool cave at the top next to the falls. Beware climbing up to it, the rock is very slippery. I did the hike early. By 10:30am the parking lot was full and people were parking below at the other trailhead.

1 month ago

I love it, its kind of hard if you are not in good shape but is worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a fun trail to hike. Probably would be nice to go when the snow melts--that way the waterfall has more action. It's a popular and easy trail, which makes it a bit crowded on nice days.

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout with great views. I came from the east coast so the falls were a bit anticlimactic compared to what I was expecting, however the acoustics right next to them with the sound of the water, is very tranquil. It is unfortunate that people tagged up the cave that is about 75 meters from the falls.

2 months ago

Great trail. Starts off with clear and wide path. Slight incline at the start but very comfortable with spectacular surroundings of mountains and Pine Trees. The start is an easy laid out path and then it curves to the right where the intensity of the hike picks up with good incline and elevation picking up. Trail is in good shape but you have to be careful as there are slippery rocks and loose rocks when reaching the part that goes up the side of the mountain. The caves and waterfall (during spring when the ice melts) is spectacular with incredible open views of the surrounding mountains. We did this hike with our 5 year old who is use to doing 3 mile hikes.

2 months ago

leg work out for sure. awesome hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Very versatile trail. Nice switchback climb to waterfall. Unique trail! Enjoyed it!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with excellent view of the falls; which are still partially frozen as of today. The hike up is not difficult if you are in decent shape. There are a few switchbacks and you can easily bypass them and make the assent a little more interesting. By skipping a few I made the trip up in about 30 minutes.

hiking
2 months ago

Scenic the whole way. The frozen falls were something special.

2 months ago

Beautiful view.

hiking
3 months ago

Late review as this is for March 4, 2018. The falls were frozen solid and it was an amazing sight to see.

hiking
3 months ago

Yes, Yes, and more yes. I just love this trail. I can't say why this one is so great other than it just has great views, a slight challenge based on the incline (not hard just a steady incline). The switchbacks are cool with some having steps. The trail is well kept and offers fantastic views at the top as well as along the route. A dog-friendly trail for sure.
This trail can be one for most everyone, including kids. Be aware, it is uphill most of the way so you will want to be prepared for the little, little ones getting slowed down.
Once you are at the top you are going to love the views.
The terrain is generally easy with dirt and small rocks. There are a couple of parts where the trail thins and you traverse close to the edge of the hill. I say this for those with little ones. All in all, this is a great hike for a day hike. A couple of hours there and back. Bring plenty of water. You are still in a desert climate, please. I see too many people hiking around Vegas without water.

3 months ago

Was a little crazy watch for falling ice pretty great day all round though

3 months ago

Great hike with some cool caves

hiking
3 months ago

Always a lovely trail, easy to follow and straight-forward. It's still cold enough to freeze the falls, so it was a spectacular column of ice.

hiking
4 months ago

Went up snowing. Totally stunning experience. Snow made the trail very slippery at times, and was difficult to follow on the way down with the trail totally covered in slow. Not a long hike, but almost all uphill.

The falls were almost completely frozen, which made for a truly surreal experience.

hiking
4 months ago

A nice trail that will get your heart rate going on the climb. There was plenty of snow on the trail that added to the challenge and enjoyment. the falls where just tricking, but still a great view.

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