White Rock / La Madre Springs Loop Trail

MODERATE 92 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
1473 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!

trail running
7 days ago

Very nice trail with amazing scenery. I came across a huge buck while running, he was beautiful. Highly recommended!

8 days ago

Great hike. We started from the first parking lot and made our way up towards the trail. It’s a gradual uphill climb, but nothing that had us stopping to catch our breath. The views changed as you make your way through the trail and made for a really interesting hike.

La Madre was a little deceiving, but that could be due to going in December and having merely no water flowing.

It tooks us around 3 hours to complete the trail.

hiking
27 days ago

Decided to bail outta the Vegas scene to get in some quiet time. The trail was moderately challenging at points but very enjoyable. Signs stated that are Burros in the area but didn’t run into any. Overall 2 thumbs up. Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful scenery that changes as you go. Few uphill but a fairly easy hike. 3 hours.

hiking
2 months ago

loved it beautiful scene just be prepared before jumping onto this hike and get fluids in you and protect your skin love the hike it was beautiful will do again

5 months ago

6 months ago

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

hiking
7 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.

hiking
8 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.

8 months ago

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

8 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.

hiking
9 months ago

awesome hike. beautiful Rock formation.

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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!

11 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.

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trail is a pleasant hike overall, but not my first choice at Red Rock Canyon. As other reviewers have pointed out, there are stretches of the white rock loop which are relatively uninteresting views of desert and gravel. Aside from a bit of incline, the path is fairly easy and I would rate as moderate. The northwestern portion of the loop gives you some beautiful views and are certainly worth seeing. As for the springs, they weren't very impressive when we visited in November, but we were told that in spring after the rain, they are fuller and quite beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beginning is all gravel. Pretty easy and boring. At the end you can go to the water fall and it gets a lot more fun and interesting Came across a nice-sized tarantula on the way back

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Such a great hike. Beautifull views.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

First mile is all gravel and sucks. Next three miles have great views and are fun. Last two miles are just ok. Don't do the spring it's just some murky water.

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great! Very beautiful trail!

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