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White Rock Hills Loop Trail

MODERATE 175 reviews

White Rock Hills Loop Trail is a 6.1 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 are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 6.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,135 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Big horn sheep area, canyon views, wooded climbs, well marked trail. This loop trail at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada is a study in contrast. You are always in the Mojave Desert, but it looks markedly different depending on your elevation and the amount of precipitation the area gets. With the White Rock Loop, you see typical desert plants. On the west side of the mountain, hidden from the Scenic Drive, is a hidden forest of juniper and pinyon. It's a great contrast to the barren east side.

hiking
1 day ago

2h30, anti clockwise, the first half is stunning (stay on the right at the beginning, not in the wash) but the other half is a little boring and long.

hiking
1 month ago

Great morning hike. Incredible views. Well marked

hiking
2 months ago

great trail with varying terrain and views.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Many wildflowers and unique vegetation. Breeze was delightful. Bring lots of water!! Clockwise Loop was perfect!!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice sunset into evening hike. Beautiful sound of crickets. Saw some cool Glow worms tonight and a rattlesnake

4 months ago

fantastic hike - especially when you get away from the parking lots as the crowds thin considerably half a mile in. we started the hike from a different parking lot than the one recommended but loved it even more for it as the hike becomes scenic right away (going anti-clockwise). definitely moderate to easy for regular hikers.

running
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

Tough jog, ideally you would walk it first with a map so you know your way on a run. There are a couple breaks that can be confusing. Great jog early in the morning.

hiking
4 months ago

Great scenery and views. Do take a map as we took a wrong turn and ended up walking another 2-3 miles. We went on a cool day so it wasn’t that bad.

hiking
5 months ago

We hiked this on Mother’s Day morning and it was fabulous! We parked at Willow Springs parking lot and did the loop clockwise. This gets the hardest uphill done at the beginning of the hike and puts the sun is at your back at the end. We started at 7:15am and it took us 3 hours at a steady pace. Beautiful flowers and stunning rock formations on the entire hike. Take plenty of water, it’s hot and exposed by 10:30am.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike that we did in February a few years ago. Perfect temperature at that time. Remember to bring enough water if doing in the summer.

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hiking
rocky
5 months ago

One of our new favorites. The first mile is usually tough but on miles 2-4 it was nice easy footing and allowed for a nice jog.

6 months ago

Coming from Jacksonville Florida, where it is flat, it was a good challenge. The loop offers different views and terrains throughout 6 mile hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Cool trail. I went half way where it splits into going up Madre’s spring and decided to trek back.

hiking
6 months ago

Always a good, quick hiking workout.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

I started from the Willow Springs Parking area and worked my way counter clockwise. I started at 7am and finished around 12am with a German Shepeard tagging along. We took several breaks, but had i done it alone I estimate it would take me about 3 hours or so. The back end of White Rocks is beautiful and having started early was covered in shade for almost the entirety of the back section. rounding the north end of the loop and the east end, I was getting hit by the sun the entire way. 2 40oz Hydroflasks were a little lacking, but i was sharing my water with my pup, if it was just me, i think they would have been more than enough. Over all it was a really fun and relaxed trail, there were also some boulders along the way that seemed like cool projects to work on for bouldering.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome trail! Beautiful views on the back side of White Rock Mountain. We went counter clockwise and didn’t run into anyone else until we came close to the La Madre Spring trail. We started at White Rock Spring Trailhead. The picnic area and parking lot at Willow Spring was very crowded. Would definitely do it again!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great exercise trail. I was walking but I saw several trail runners. I would recommend starting early and going counter clockwise from the petroglyphs parking lot. This starts you off with sun, but makes the views jaw dropping once you make the turn to the backside of the mountain. I would peg this as moderate, but maybe the easier side of moderate. Neither the uphill nor the down hill are egregiously steep.

6 months ago

Loved it! Some parts of the hike were amazing. We didn't see any animals but we saw a beautiful blue bird, I wish I can post some pictures... We finished the hike in 3 hours, we couldn't stop much, but just for pictures because was at the end of the day. I will go on this hike again but for sure earlier so I can take my time with those beautiful spots.

7 months ago

On the easy side of moderate ...we hiked in early March on a perfectly sunny, cool day. Most of the time we felt like we had the trail all to ourselves though occasionally we met others going clockwise while we were hiking counterclockwise. Enjoyed the varied scenery and vegetation. I imagine it would be quite hot in the summer. Be sure to take water.

hiking
7 months ago

Great way to get away from the crowds. The landscape on the backside of White Rock is surprising, with green pine trees contrasting a red clay trail. I recommend starting from the La Madre trailhead, as opposed to the White Rock lot, so you begin by ascending and descend on the way back. Great elevated views just before rounding the mountain.

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of things that can stick you or prick you. Lol. Amazing hike .

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Great workout, views are amazing.

7 months ago

hiked the Trail 2/13/19. I was there at first light and was the only person on the trail. I saw my first other group at about mile 4 hiking in from the La Madre Springs trail head. that's was the only group I saw, the trail was snowy and muddy at some parts. however I was early and most of the mud was still frozen from the night befor. its was an amazing view. highly reccomend.

muddy
snow
7 months ago

Started from Willow springs picnic area Feb 12, at noon going counter clockwise. Finished at 3:45. Conditions were poor with snow and snow melt, making everything very mushy, muddy and very slippery on the backside of white rock. (north and west sides of the loop). Would recommend waiting a day or two for this to dry out. Easy to slip and fall right now, even with good shoes or boots. Otherwise great hike for views, terrain, and seeing deer and birds.

hiking
9 months ago

Relatively relaxing hike. Could be used as running trail, maybe besides arroyo on the beginning. Lots of birds on my way!

hiking
10 months ago

Saw a coyote and a large flock of quail! Pretty hike.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Easy but make sure to bring water !!!

hiking
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Beautiful views and more on the easier side.

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