White Rock / La Madre Springs Loop Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews

White Rock / La Madre Springs Loop Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and birding and is best used from September until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Discover this hidden oasis among vermillion cliffs, at the end of a creek bed path. If you've hiked the White Rock Hills Loop, you've seen the brilliantly colored red, vermilion, and cream colored rocks in this park-like area. They are located just E of the upper end of the loop trail. This boulder hopping route is fun and easy to follow. Water in the stream bed isn't usually a problem - very rare and not very much water flows through here. There is some brush and trees you'll have to work your way through, but as long as you follow the stream bed, you shouldn't have any problem. The park area itself is north facing and low, so ice and snow remain longer there than anywhere else on White Rock Hill. Be careful if you climb the cliffs above, they are rugged, much steeper than they look, and definitely not safe for children to climb around on. The park is a great little secret!

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1 month ago

Very cool spot not far from all the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas

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2 months ago

I did this trail last spring - started raining halfway through and I started having flash flood fear. (There was not nearly enough rain for that, but I grew up in Las Vegas and flash floods are a thing.) A nice long hike, not too challenging.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

White Rock Loop - La Madre Spring - Willow Spring Picnic Area - A moderate to easy hike in spots especially along the wide gravel road (junction of White Rock Loop and La Madre Spring Trail and onto Willow Spring Picnic Area). Nice views and a good trail to get out and about to exercise or do some trail running. On this day, the La Madre Spring was just about dried up but enough water was flowing to get your feet wet. Overall, the hike was enjoyable, but not very challenging.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Part of this trail is on a rock road which was very busy with cars and people.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

I only went to the springs (1.7 miles) I enjoyed myself! Beautiful views! I had some less experienced hikers who said it was not worth the distance but I disagree.

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3 months ago

awesome hike. beautiful Rock formation.

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3 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Added the La Madre Springs leg to this trips White Rock loop. Good overall hike and trails.

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4 months ago

It was a difficult hike, lots of rocks and thin walk ways. According to my gearfit it was a total of 9 miles not 6 like the sign said. Im not sure if we trailed off but there are very few signs and lots of trails to follow so it can get confusing. it is really beautiful when you get up there! I enjoyed it but I wouldn't call it moderate, bring lots of water and great hiking shoes otherwise your feet are gonna hurt!

5 months ago

5 months ago

Great Trail. All skill levels can enjoy this. Would suggest hiking the trail counterclockwise for better views. I would definitely enjoy doing this Trail again and again.

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6 months ago