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North Oak Creek Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 October until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 518 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Rocky

No shade

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Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that the trail is not marked well. The wildflower blooms and snowmelt filling the creeks in spring may only be surpassed by the winter beauty of ice and snow in the canyon. Fall colors are spectacular, thanks to the ash, aspens, and willows. Brilliant purples of the western redbud contrast sharply against the green pines, mahogany, and junipers when early summer/late spring takes hold.

Red Rock (BLM) ranger at entry to NCA (fee station) 702-515-5950

Red Rock Canyon is located 18 miles W of Las Vegas Blvd. on Charleston Ave. (SR 159). Enter the canyon at the fee/entry station & take the scenic loop to the very last pkg - Oak Creek TH. You can begin at this point (vault RR, no water) if you want to explore up into the canyon. This is also the TH for the Arnight, Knoll, trails. Follow the signs leading into Oak Creek canyon, or just follow the many rock climbers who work up the north wall of the canyon - Rainbow Mtn. The main trail from this parking area takes you west, along the north rim of the creek. Of the many ways to explore this canyon, this is the route most often written up in guidebooks. Horses have to use existing 2-track trails to ride within the maintained canyon - along scenic loop, so you don't want this pkg/TH. If you're not impressed with this hike, try one of the other because this is a great all-around canyon !!

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Francisco Salvador
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HikingBlowdownBridge outBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Trail was poorly marked. Unable to differentiate the trail from off road. Thankfully we had this app to help us along the way and find out way back. We won’t do this trail again.

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Dee Martinez
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Hiking

Oak Creek is great way to start a Sunday morning. South Oak is rocky the first mile and Middle Oak is softer sand and not as rocky, with no shade and both paths lead to the creek. Staying on the path will lead to a good 5-6 mile loop. There are a few ways to branch off and up. Fun but not marked and easy to be turned around. Head away from the mountains and you will find your car. Not a lot of shade, some small inclines, and we easily go through 40oz or so of water.

Tiffany Solari
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Hiking

This trail is not clearly marked after the first half of the loop ends. No shade for the first hour of walking. Very easy to get lost. Not recommended for kids or pets.

Katie Randall
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Terry Kelemen
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Shannon Yee
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Hiking

Trail nice and dog friendly. Hard to follow. We went off trail and didn’t do this exact hike because we got lost. Plenty of other trails to veer off to and options

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Jeff Kempski
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Easy trail to hike and there’s some water towards to the middle of the hike. Ended up taking a little over 5 miles to finish this trail.

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Nathan Vanengen
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Hiking

Another favorite. Found the elusive dinosaur tracks. Bring a trash bag and help keep our trails and parks clean. Follow me on Instagram for pictures of the tracks and more!

Laz Fyre
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HikingRocky

This trail is marked as “Middle Oak Creek” at the trailhead. Got started at 6:40. There were already plenty of cars at the trailhead still, it wasn’t very crowded. Use the maps provided for this trail and make sure you don’t wander off trail too far. No worries if you do tho. It’s hard to actually get lost with all the big landmarks around. Enjoy all the little secret spots off trail!

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Natasha Rohani
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Hiking

Great trail. Came across a creek about halfway through and found some deer towards the end!

Mikey Swift
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HikingNo shadeRocky

This is an alternate Oak Creek loop, done in reverse. Starting from the Middle Oak Creek trailhead, instead of the South trailhead.

jason huntsman
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Hiking

Great trail to take the family on. Nice well marked trail.

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Ashlee Stolworthy
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Hiking

lots of water flowing from creek 4/1/2020

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Dre Deb Goodman-De Leon
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Wishingonastar Z.
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Kate W
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Wish we had more time to explore. As others have said, very easy to get lost, but you can see the parking lot most of the time so it’s pretty easy to get back on track.

Kelly Ferry
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HikingRocky

Absolutely loved this trail! It's ridiculously easy to get lost, but keep watching the trail on the app and you'll figure it out. The second part of the hike was easily my favorite. So beautiful. Highly recommend!

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