Mount Wilson via First Creek Trail

HARD 22 reviews

Mount Wilson via First Creek Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blue Diamond, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 7.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,320 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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no shade

14 days ago

Very physical 9 hours trail, with some climbing and tricky passages. Quite hard to follow the path, actually it is also quite easy waste time following misleading signal left by unwary hikers. Overall nice view and rewarding adventure. You must enjoy hikes...

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16 days ago

This damn near killed me and I’m in decent shape. 8+ hours. Trail is nearly impossible to find in places, that added 1.5 miles to my day.

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2 months ago

I found this hike to be incredibly rewarding and the hardest I've ever done. Partly due to the physical stress and partly due to the large amount of bushwhacking. The All Trails map shows this as "Route Up Mount Wilson" and that's about all it is. After you pass from the First Creek trail to Rainbow Mt Wilderness area the trail slowly fades to almost no existent and you generally follow the wash up and keep your eyes out for Cairns of those who've come before and kindly marked an easier route. The boulder scrambling is plentiful, it's actually most of what you'll be doing until you start to rise out of the canyon. At this point it's an almost straight shot up to the top of the ridge that runs up to the peak. Excercise caution as this part is all loose rock at a fairly steep grade. If you keep your eyes open you can make out the path most people take. At the top of the ridge is a great view of the southern side of Rainbow Mt. From here just follow the ridge line up, the peak will be in view as a marker for most of the time, again, keep your eyes out for cairns. The peak has 2 USGS markers and an ammo box with a notepad inside to register your climb. So far this is the best view I've seen of Red Rocks, Blue Diamond and the greater Las Vegas valley, on a clear day you can even see Lake Mead. This was a rough one for me, I'm no endurance hiker but I like a challenge and this one whooped me. Next time I'll probably camp at the peak and come down the next day. The views of Vegas at night should be stunning.

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