Mountain Springs Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Mountain Springs Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 month ago

BLM 6641'/Totals: 5.9m in 2:15, med stride. Scarpa Crux, BD Shock Sticks, 2 shepherds and off we went without seeing another soul for the entire 2.5hrs. Nothing better. Only recorded first half of hike - back half is identical.

1 month ago

Great hike with rock scrambling and navigating the ridge. A few cairns mark the way but the trail is easily lost. Just keep along the Ridge and continue up. I did follow a white rock Zion-esque formation down a canyon but did not spot any arches. It’s a great place to scramble and explore

1 month ago

Beautiful from the top! There wasn’t one human in sight :)

1 month ago

Great trail for views and a medium climb. Went with a friend and dogs in December and only encountered two other parties on the trail. Well marked and fun.

hiking
2 months ago

...so I returned to this trail and followed it further. if you follow the faint trail past the rock cairn and geological survey marker you will pass a natural arch and the trail begins to descend steeply into a pocket of slickrock known as Little Zion. There needs to be a trail on Alltrails for this. it's too cool.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail! A no-nonsense, mostly-uphill approach leads to incredible views and some sandstone scrambling to the summit. While it might be tempting to stop short of the slabs, they are easier than they look and well worth the views at the top.

Note that despite the name, this is not Rainbow Mountain, which is well north (other side of Mt. Wilson). I checked several sources and couldn't find a name for this feature. It seems unnamed.

Also, I'm not sure where Tori went, but we followed GPS for this and it was right on. With our summit wandering, our track came in at 5.5 miles. I'd estimate anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on your level of fitness.

3 months ago

Beautiful view!!

hiking
6 months ago

This is an amazing secret hike. the previous recordings are all wrong and don't complete the trail which is over 8 miles out and back. the trail follows a ridge that leads to a small natural arch and amazing views of the las vegas valley and red rock canyon. great trail if you hate seeing other hikers

8 months ago

A lot of uphill leads to amazing views and an overall awesome hike

8 months ago

Kinda like the back of mt Rushmore

hiking
8 months ago

Was a little worried at first this hike was going to be boring but the views improved near the end. Be ready for no shade. Good point at the end to sit and enjoy the view of the Vegas Valley.

hiking
9 months ago

This was a great hike this morning. Good breeze, enough people that I wasn't nervous hiking on my own. Lots of uphill, good climbs. I kept going at the end of the trail and did what I like to call "baby bouldering" to the summit cairn with the ledger.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike and views of the Vegas skyline at the top!!!

11 months ago

Spectacular view at the top! A good 20+ degrees colder and much windier up there too. Totally worth it!!

hiking
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Follow the trails! It's definitely worth the hike. However it's definitely not an easy trail to hike. Make sure to bring water and snacks!

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