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Mount Wilson via First Creek Trail is a 10 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.

Length 10.0 mi Elevation gain 3,418 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Rock climbing

Running

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

Off trail

No shade

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Mikey Swift
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Absolutely brutal, prepare thyself!

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Luna S.
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Tristan Tully
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

I got the crazy idea of staying overnight on this hike. I carried a large military-style pack with a hydration bladder. After doing this, I would NOT recommend carrying a lot of weight/camping on this hike. Resting and eating will certainly help, but don’t stay like I did. First off, I’m happy this trail is rated as difficult, because it is. Half the trail is navigating large boulders; this is obviously challenging, but it is also dangerous with a large pack on. The other half is going up the side of a mountain - very steep, with hardly any zig-zagging. I honestly don’t think you can take enough water to do this entire hike. I recommend you carry a lot of water (4-5 L/person or so) as well as a way to purify water found on the first half of the trail. It might take you 5+ hours just to go from A to B/one-way. I would not even attempt this hike unless you are experienced, have the right gear, and have a reliable navigation system.

Gavin Nelson
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Hiking

Definitely a challenge. Come prepared for the worst and bring more water than you normally would on a ten mile hike. Full body hiking through unclear trail but ultimately very rewarding.

Maurice Maharaj
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HikingRockyScramble

This was a great, grueling, rewarding hike. Started around 630am, returned around 430pm. First of all, this was my first time summiting Mt. Wilson. I've done several trips just checking it out. Bring enough water, you will run out. I had 5liters all gone before reaching back to the trailhead. The last 2 miles up is the hardest, and coming down those 2 miles were equally challenging. There was a really fast group that caught us on the way up, and on the way down we caught them, guy in the group blew his leg out. Getting injured on this trail is compounded by the technical aspect of the trail. Be careful of every step you make, especially when you're getting tired. Follow the wash and carrins for sure. Great views all along this trail and there were lots of cool streams and ponds. Be prepared to do some crawling up the open faces and wear real good hike shoes. Breath taking views at the top. Hard rating is correct...lol.

Jeff Kempski
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HikingBugsOff trailRockyScrambleWashed out

Prepare yourself when doing this hike. There's a lot of scrambling, ducking under low branches, some climbing and lots of bugs.

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Liz Gladden
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BackpackingRockyScramble

3 day backpacking trip with husband and 4 kids (12, 10, 9, 7). definitely a challenge for a backpacking trip with all the scrambling and sometimes low branches over the trail. A couple climbs/traverses up 50+ ft of slab which you will want your hands free for. There were several opportunities to collect water in the valley before the ridge, but only one or two mediocre spots to camp here. the ridge below the summit had a couple really good spots to camp, but it is more exposed here and far from water. Overall, it was really worth it. The views from the top were gorgeous and all the difficultly of the trail made it quite the adventure with the kids. If we did it again though, if would probably be as just a day hike.

Lana T
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble
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Jessica Rose
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HikingRockyScramble
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Michel Feist
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HikingScramble

02/11/2020 not much snow, only on the top What a great hike!! The first 2 km are in the low wash at 4km you hit some really nice large boulders in the forest after that you’re all up hill, loose scramble, large rock scramble, big elevation gains on the rock face and up, up, up. We found the cairns really helpful, only got off trail a few times. All in all such a great day to summit this beauty!!

Elias Barajas
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble
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