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Pine Creek Canyon Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 515 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

waterfall

wildlife

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).

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blowdown
over grown
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was easy to follow until the lollipop section at the end. The scenery is typical of the red rocks area, and I wouldn't recommend this particular path if you only have one day in the park! There are other more unique trails. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Best trail

hiking
2 months ago

One of our favorite easy hikes! After the heavy rains this week, the creek is flowing a lot more than we have seen before and the meadow is too muddy to cross. But the sound of creek flowing the whole time was awesome!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous desert hike! The weather in March was perfect. Very rocky, but that’s to be expected. Fairly easy throughout, except for the hike back up to the parking area, which has an incline. Loved the varying rock formations and colors.

recorded Pine Creek Canyon Trail

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scramble
2 months ago

It should be labeled easy, not moderate. Super easy

2 months ago

Fairly easy to moderate hike. Not sure if we made it to the very end.since most of it was scrambling in the creek bed and narrowed considerable as it went on. Saw small pools of water but not sure if there was actually a waterfall. Turned back due to time. Fitbit registered over 5 miles but we did some scrambling up to the climbers base.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorites in Red Rock Canyon. We went off the main trail from the beginning and went towards the creek bed. There are small paths next to the creek that you can follow along, and they are not to demanding. If you wish to do this then these paths lead up to the Knoll and the Pine Creek Loop eventually. The main path is quite easy, and is good for all ages and pets. The trees next to the creek provide good shade, but the main path would be pretty hot during the summer months. I do recommend doing the loop. It leads up to some pools of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Didn’t make it to the end. Lost the trail.

recorded Pine Creek Canyon Trail

hiking
2 months ago

With backpack

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rocky
2 months ago

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scramble
3 months ago

4 months ago

Awesome well marked trail at first. It is described as an in and out however, it actually ended up turning into a really cool loop once we figured out how to cross the stream. Highly recommend as there are wonderful views and lots of wildlife

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bugs
fee
rocky
4 months ago

nice bench in the middle of the action

recorded Pine Creek Canyon Trail

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rocky
scramble
4 months ago

The trail is really easy to follow until the very end. I’ve heard that there’s a waterfall this time of year, but I didn’t see anything - unless you count the 2-3’ drops in the creek. It’s still beautiful though. I didn’t quite make it to the end, so maybe it’s back there a bit. This is a great trail for frogs in the spring.

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rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Stopped due to snow and ice

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect for family with children under 10 years old. Beautiful scenery, snow (in January), water creek, amazing.

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fee
4 months ago

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scramble
5 months ago

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