South Oak Creek Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

South Oak Creek Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately 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 March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 623 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

With this route, you'll spend more time exposed on the lower slopes; which means it'll be hot in the summer daytime. This route is also used by wranglers giving horseback rides from Spring Mountain State Park and Bonnie Springs, so you'll have plenty of company on this trail. Once you walk up the rich red soil and drop down behind the hill, you'll be in the area called the "haunted canyon". This is a wonderful spot, full of beauty and solitude (except on weekends), and the best part is you still have the creek ahead of you. There are many shady trees and great boulders for picnic spots, just be sure to haul your trash out with you.

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rocky
2 months ago

2 months ago

5/5/2019. took dogs. long straight first 1.5 Mike's but the green, trees. creek at about 3 miles. went around wilsons pimple loop.

2 months ago

A great early morning hike. Lots of wildflowers, somewhat rocky, but overall, a fun hike

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rocky
3 months ago

A freebie if you don’t want to pay the park fee. Very rocky well marked trail till you get pass the wilderness area sign, if you follow the wash you will get a nice upper body workout & refine your route finding skills. Leaning going left the trail ends at a mostly dry waterfall, but a rope & sketchy trail looks to keep going onward

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3 months ago

Go again and find the water

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3 months ago

The trail was more easy then moderate but definitely stay on the path.

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muddy
4 months ago

Just a few tips- it’s been a really wet winter here so the trail forces you to cross a running creek almost right away (maybe 6-12inches of water as of 3/6/19.) It can be a bit confusing to start off but just keep heading toward the mountain and don’t go off on side trails at the beginning. Also- lots of broken glass in random areas so be careful for dog’s paws! All in all a totally pleasant hike and a great choice when Red Rock is closed for weather.

4 months ago

Fabulous hike! Met a local half way through named Donz, great guy and really knew his stuff. Such a pleasure. Loved the stream and all the animal tracks. also got to see a lot of snow covering areas that normally melt.

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muddy
snow
5 months ago

Beautiful trail. A little muddy in places and sometimes hard to navigate, but never felt lost. Easy to moderate. There was a dusting of snow in some areas which enhanced the hike.

6 months ago

Nice easy hike although rocky at the beginning. Nice scenery.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Only hiked out about a mile out before turning around. The terrain is rocky with larger rocks so you're looking at your feet the whole time. Didn't care for it. We went to First Trail and really enjoyed that one.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Great views, wild burros, and a somewhat challenging trail. Wouldn't be my first recommendation for a tourist, but it's free and that counts for something.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Great hike, dog friendly and very fun. A bit rough with all the loose rocks on trail but overall great

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Ok trail, not the best not the worst, no need to do it more than once.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Just hiked this trail again...But finished it this time...4.3 Miles...In around and out...Went off trail and found another Geocache...

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Just hiked 2.5 Miles in and out of this trail...My Hiking Buddy started to get sick...Had to ten around...But I will be back with the kids...Also found 1 of 3 Geocache just off trail...

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Monday, March 05, 2012

I took my daughter to this hike and she was not impressed, there are a lot of rocks on the trail, this makes it less enjoyable.

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