Sloan Canyon Trail

MODERATE 87 reviews

Sloan Canyon Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sloan, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
511 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

no shade

historic site

no dogs

Petroglyphs can be found along the 100 trail.

9 days ago

We walked late so it was already hot at 2pm.. the dry waterfalls leading to the petroglyphs are quite challenging for hikers with kids. Nice experience still

trail running
19 days ago

Trail was well marked. The water fall area was beautiful and the petroglyphs were cool. The majority of the trail is through a sandy wash. Unless you enjoy hiking / running in sand and scree, I would avoid this trail.
The park closes at 4:30. Plan according.

hiking
21 days ago

GoogleMaps and the "Directions" tab on BLM website took me to wrong places. Look or Democracy Dr and Via Firenze intersection. Now it's paved all the way. Straight part of trail is pretty boring. I took trail 100 and went right at the marker. Some climbing but easy trail, well marked. You'll see first petroglyphs on the left as you start to go around the bend. Soon after you'll see them all around. Then you'll hit the 10ft dropoff. Pretty easy way climbing up and around the right side.The most interesting part of the hike. Take water and a snack. Loose gravel the whole way.

hiking
1 month ago

I took Option 2, the 200. The climb was pretty easy and the view was fantastic. Got a bit confused on the way back. There was a side route without any markings, but looked very used. I thought the petroglyphs were down that way. After a while I gave up and headed back down the 100. That’s when I found them! They are neat. Climbing down the waterfall is a bit tricky. I don’t suggest taking children or dogs. Biking is a definite no-go.
Really fantastic, except for the bit of confusion and the climb down the waterfall.

1 month ago

Great option to get away from the normal Las Vegas crowds

2 months ago

We had a great experience today, our 8 year old crushed the trail! Not an issue following trial, fairly easy finding markers and staying on course! Great hike! Petroglyphs were exciting to see!

hiking
2 months ago

Petroglyphs were awesome, waterfalls were fun to scramble up. Fun trail all around. Great staff at the ranger station.

2 months ago

wonderful Trail to amazing petroglyphs! Trail was easy to follow. Not sure why the person before had such trouble. There is one dry waterfall to climb up right before the petroglyphs but easy to do. Highly recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is very poorly marked. For those planning to do the whole loop study the map carefully and pay close attention to the 100/200/300 sign posts. I’m an experienced hiker and went off trail both times I hiked here. Today I went 10.5 miles on a supposed 3.8 mike hike. I take some responsibility for not bringing a map but I’m shocked at how poorly marked it is, considering they do have a ranger station. Not sure if I dare to try this again, unless I have someone waiting to pick me up in Jean!

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked the 100 trail here, but could definitely see it being good for trail running as well. Most of the hike is on loose sand/gravel so wear footwear with some lateral support. There is no shade, bring plenty of water and sunscreen! The second half of the 100 trail is very cool, as you walk through the canyon and find petroglyphs on the rocks. It's pretty easy hiking, there are a few dry waterfalls that you have to climb up, but nothing too difficult. I wish I had had more time to do the other trails!

hiking
2 months ago

It was a fairly easy hike with some rock scrambling. The petroglyphs were amazing! There were quite a few to look at.

3 months ago

Nice trail. Cool to see petroglyphs so close to the city.

hiking
3 months ago

Will definitely be doing it again. only ran into 3 people for the 3 hours I was on the trail. The petroglyphs were really interesting to see considering they've been dated 12000 years old.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a very flat kind of boring trail, we did the 101 because we have dogs and a very nervous security officer made it very clear, that dogs Have to be on leashes at all times and we are only allowed to do one trail. What a waste of money and nature! Would only recommend this hike for families with tiny little children, who have nothing else to do.

trail running
4 months ago

Close to town, easy trail, Dont know why it's tagged no dogs though..I brought mine(on leash) and no issues saw few other pups as well

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike with great views looking down into anthem

5 months ago

Loved this hike. Had some difficulty climbing up some rocks, but the petroglyphs at the top were worth I️t! New favorite local hike!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Good idea to stop at the ranger station at the trail head and get the skinny on the trail. Be prepared to walk the entire way through soft sand and pebbles (adds challenge...like walking through soft sand at the beach) because the trail is entirely through the wash. The short route will require some minor rock climbing (12-15’ dry waterfalls), which can be challenging if you aren’t dressed for hiking or you have young children or people who are not sure-footed in your group. Not bad but not easy. There are no sign markers to point out the petroglyphs so keep your eyes peeled after climbing the larger of the dry waterfalls. Mountain bikes are prohibited on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

fantastic hike. highly recommended. it is quite sunny with little shade, so dress accordingly. the 100, 200, and 300 trails are not pet friendly per the lady at the visitor center. definitely stop in beacuse they were very helpful with letting us know what to expect. the turn from the 100 trail to the 200 is especially tricky so watch for that.

5 months ago

Very easy at the beginning. Eventually you get to some dry fall which can be challenging to climb over.

6 months ago

Dog are not allowed. An angry lady in the visitors center will scream at you if you try. I did not get to hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Love this trail lose gravel so make sure you wear appropriate shoes if your doing the loop expect some minor climbing and incline hiking noting to crazy also beware of our little lizard friends they are everywhere lol also som desert jack rabbits might startle you, if you want a little challenge do the loop go right at the first 100 marker on trail 100 and if you wanna just a nice smooth hike continue left at that same 100 marker and you'll only have two sets of medium size rock formations to climb. I got out there early around 630-700am but the gates to the visitors center doesn't open till 830 I believe so you will have to park your car by the main gate and hike up the road to the trail. Good luck and have fun drink plenty of water.

hiking
10 months ago

Definitely challenging mostly because of the gravel. Great view, nice people on the trails, and a quiet and clean environment. Don't forget to sign the book, in the metal box, next to the trail poster! A great long hike that turned into six miles! The weather was perfect.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Amazing trail! Great for families!

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2017

Beautiful hike into a canyon. There are quite a few petroglyphs along the trail. Not a bad trail to hike, but there are a few place you have to scramble.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

This trail is my go to for visitors. I bring all my guests here because nearly every ability/activity level persons can handle it.

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