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White Rock and La Madre Springs Loop Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily 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, running, camping, and bird watching and is best used from September until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 1,479 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Camping Hiking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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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 east 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!

Nevada Commission on Tourism, 401 N. Carson Street , Carson City, NV, 89701

Directions from Las Vegas: Travel ten miles west along State Route 159. Once at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center turn northwest onto a paved road. Continue on the paved road until the Upper White Rock Springs parking lot.

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michelle anderson
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L J
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Awesome place, I went around thanksgiving time (delayed on reviews!) but so much to do in that park. This one I found a little tough, but incredible views, even driving to this spot through the ridgelines is awesome

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Victoria Nguyen
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Completed August 2016. Nice trail but got lost at some point and ended up hiking the end on the road

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Tom Fairchild
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Seems less popular than other trails in Red Rock. I highly recommend doing the loop from the La Madre Springs trailhead as it gets the boring 4x4 road section out of the way and puts more of the uphill at the beginning and more of the downhill at the end.

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Buster Heiman
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Great trail loop giving you a full landscape of the High Desert. Ran across my first snake on a trail ever which was unexpected. Side track to La Madre was worth the extra effort even going uphill. Trail well marked and not very busy if going on full loop. Nice day hike of 3-4 hours. Enjoyed it as a first time visitor.

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Pat MacKinnon
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Rick Cosmas
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Overall decent and worth doing. The first leg once you get a half mile in - going counter clockwise - is five star fantastic. Stunning views and solitude - its why I hike. The second leg - up Oak Creek Canyon to the spring and down on Rocky Gap is designed for 4x4 tours. The wide graveled roadway and the pleasure of having two tours of yelping adults pass me by sounding as if they were on a Disney coaster was a buzzkill for sure. You then pass through parking lots and a picnic area which was packed with cars and kids. This is followed by a stretch that parallels the somewhat busy roadway. Fortunately, the final mile is similar to the first leg allowing one to finish with a smile. Synopsis: an 8 mile hike split between about 4 miles of 5 star bliss, 3 miles of 2 star miss and a final mile of not so bad.

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Simon Guérard
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Easy trail run - no great view but pleasant.

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Cj Dunn
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one of my favorite trails around the valley

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M Lane
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Great trail, not difficult at all just long so prepare with the usual trail gear. Beautiful changes of scenery. We did the trail clockwise from Willow Springs parking area.

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Michael Hollander
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Beautiful hike! Just can be a bit difficult toward the end after walking 6-7 miles it can be a pain to do the last 2 miles uphill. Aside from that not a ton of traffic, very quiet, peaceful and amazing scenery. Would hike again in the future.

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Storm Vollertsen
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This trail felt really long. A lot of up. Very beautiful though. You will feel super accomplished after you complete it. I am not in awesome shape but I did finish it. On the last incline I had to stop a bunch. I would recommend at least 4 liters of water. I am very happy I did it!

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Jessica N
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Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Pretty great trail overall. My friends and I went all the way to the cabin on la madre not just stopping at the springs. Killer views up there plan on coming again to make the peak. We started at white rock parking lot and did the trail clockwise. The northern half of the trail is beautiful but bring plenty of water on the trail the sun/heat makes the trail feel long.

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Henry Chyung
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Really solid hike with great scenery behind White Rock. Sunny with temp in the low 80's made it feel a lot longer than it is.

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Rachael Vaughan
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A great workout trail. If you park at Willow Spring Picnic Area & go right towards White Rock you’ll start uphill and end downhill which is great. There’s no shade, so be careful if you bring your doggo! Also for dogs- the first few miles have burs under every bush, so if they try to lie down it’s going to be painful. There’s pine trees on La Madre Spring, which are beautiful & a nice change from Vegas scenery. Bring plenty of water!

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Heather Ramsay
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Theresa Casey
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incredible! The northern portion of this loop is not to be missed. Highly recommend the entire loop.

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Sirena Del Desierto
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Excellent views, deserts and forest. Easy for anyone who likes walking or running

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Tony Clubb
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I would highly recommend this trail to anyone visiting Las Vegas. The beginning was really nice and not too crowded but the later portion was more touristy. Overall a very nice hike.

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Nola Seefried
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Excellent trail, even better than we expected!

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