Pine Creek Canyon Trail

MODERATE 112 reviews

Pine Creek Canyon Trail is a 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wildlife

Well kept secret, hidden canyon w/ponds and ferns along stream, majestic cliffs Climbers will know Fern Canyon from the Dark Shadows climb. Most climbers follow the upper path, which is a dirt/rock trail that works it way WNW under cliffs N of Pine Creek. If you enjoy bouldering, you can follow the stream up the canyon instead or you could easily miss the many ponds, pools, ferns, and lush vegetation. Use the dead pine in the photo as a landmark for when to leave the dirt/rock trail and enter the streambed. Follow the stream PAST the climbers launch for Dark Shadows, and turn the corner heading W into the canyon as the cliffs narrow above (N of Mescalito). As the canyon narrows, continue bouldering (class II and III), or scramble up the many game trails (very steep and rocky) to the end of the canyon (ends in seasonal waterfall). Don't feel bad if you don't make it to the end -- this is about 6 miles RT from the parking lot and gets very rough in the end. Instead, enjoy the incredible sights and sounds, many rest/lunch spots.

1 day ago

Cool trail that takes you to some up close and amazing views of the mountains... if you listen and look close, you just might see some climbers on the face of the mountain... Mesmerizing and terrifying to watch... Trail isn’t hard, you just need to be in decent fitness to enjoy it ... they list it at 2+ hours but it can be done in less if you keep steady pace and stay on the main trail

3 days ago

Great hike and I was only one on the trail at one point.

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10 days ago

Easy to get lost. Many surprises!

11 days ago

It’s pretty easy and quite a pretty trail

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12 days ago

Fun Hike for myself and my 9yr old and 16yr old. Right now in November is a Perfect time to do this trail. the weather was gorgeous. we followed the creek up back as far as we wanted, it seemed never ending..lol, .. we climbed boulders, and i do recommend everybody watch their footing if they follow the creek . there was climbing, frogs, cool insects, gorgeous colorful leaves everywhere, just fun. my kids loved it. i recommend to everyone. oh and we will be checking out the lil trail that is along side the homestead remnants! Adventure lies in wait

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Had a great time on this “trail” today!! Once you hit the creek it’s more like a choose-your-own-adventure rock scramble. But it’s hard to get lost and it’s nice and cool. Even saw frogs and tadpoles. I’m not sure why it’s listed as being 5 miles.... we went farther than most tracked hikes on here (basically until the rocks were too big to hike over/around) and we ended up just shy of 4 miles

1 month ago

We enjoyed it !!! The weather perfect ... we like rock part before we hit the river :) .... map will help there was a couple of trail going in this trail .... dog and kids will love this

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