Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Las Vegas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

This is a great option for an evening hike now that the weather is warming up. Never too busy, a nice trail that isn't too tough but is variable enough to be interesting. Climbing to the top of the knoll gives a surprisingly good view for such a little hill. Doing the loop and going around the back of the knoll is great, green and cool and with a little bit of water in the stream from the recent rains. Definitely definitely recommend for a nice peaceful hike.

As others have said, it's a well-defined trail up a beautiful part of the Spring Mountains. I stopped for a break here on my way down from Mummy Mountain. The trail is well used but I've never seen it get "busy" like nearby trails do. The springs are in a nice shady portion of the trail and were still trickling; the water is cool and clear, but you'll probably want to filter it just to be safe.

hiking
2 days ago

Led a group of co-workers for a little fun weekend outing; all skill- and endurance levels were represented, and we all got up to the top just fine. The trail gets busy and some parts are in open sun, so I recommend an early start. It's a beautiful trail with a great viewpoint.

hiking
9 days ago

beautiful waterfall at the end. very hard to find the entrance. We have done this two years in a row and its one of our fav spots. We spent the whole day down there. There was no waterfall this year, but still a pool and gorgeous scenery. We did this with two kids, ages 5 and 7. They did great.

hiking
13 days ago

Was easy and everything I expected. I would just not make the mistake at going at 11am. I caught that high noon sun and it was brutal. I would definitely recommend going in the early morning.

hiking
14 days ago

Really great hike. The switchbacks on the front end are pretty grueling, but they lead to some amazing views — and, of course, Raintree (which isn’t marked, but is right by the sign where the trail splits after you come over the ridge). Temps were great for July — in the 70s when I started at 9:00 — and traffic on the trail was fairly light for a Sunday, especially once I passed the tree. Took me about 4.5 hours, but I made tons of stops for pictures and hung out by the tree for a while.

I’ll be doing this one again! Highly recommend it.

When you cross over the rocks, the trail goes to the left fairly soon after that. If you get to the pink ribbon you are above the trail. I thought I read somewhere a thank you for the ribbon so I followed that as our guide. We ended up hiking up and down the hills for 3 hours before finally connecting back with the actual trail Never made it to the springs. If you find the actual trail, the hike isn't too bad. But if you get off the trail, it gets very hard. The views were beautiful though.

Nice hike for a beginner. shaded, lots of plants and lovely butterflies around the water areas. There is a trickling waterfall and pool of water at the end.

Awesome hike! Nice trail that has few people on it.

Great trail and hike to help beat the heat of Las Vegas. Took 4 adults and 6 kids ranging in age from 3-16. They all did great. Many places to stop along the way.

hiking
19 days ago

I only marked it as decent because I could not finish the trail. I was only checking my app sporadically and wound up at Cathedral Rock (first time up these trails). I backtracked to the turn and headed for the Trail Canyon Overlook. The turn toward TCO is marked by a 4x4 post in the ground. If there was a sign it is no longer there. A little over half a mile later, it dead ends; right where the map shows a sharp right turn. There is no path there. I pushed through and came upon a built up manhole cover, but couldn’t go any further. I also tried scrabbling around the area to see if I could circumvent the growth, but no such luck.

Still, it is beautiful up here! I’ll give Cathedral Rock 5 stars.

backpacking
22 days ago

Decent hike. The steady climb started to wear on my lungs. The tree is amazing with plenty of spots to sit down and relax for a bit. From here we went to the Mummy Springs...ehh, not all that great. Next time we’ll cut off to Fletcher Peak.

Just got back from this hike. Worth every ankle busting, hamstring flexing, quad building step! The view is incredible!
The whole hike up is pretty much an incline and mostly made up of switch backs, you'll be feeling it in your thighs halfway through but keep going. The hike down will be rough on the ankles. My legs are pretty much jelly fish right now. Its closer to 10 miles total.
The scenery goes from okay to great. The fire took out a lot of trees and early on you may find it discouraging but if you keep going it gets a lot greener.
You'll feel a sense of pride when you've made it.

hiking
24 days ago

Your first step out of the parking lot and onto the trailhead results in an elevation gain. As will 99.9% of the next steps you take over the five-mile ascent. Make no mistake, this is a soul-crushing, quad-burning punisher of a climb. (For reference, I'm 45, 6'1", a not-that-muscular 225 and I do an hour of cardio every day) I'm writing this 5 days after the hike and I can still feel it in my legs. And it's totally worth it! The views are stunning, especially to a Las Vegas local. Cool to be able to see Pahrump and Vegas from the same vantage point. At the summit there were an uncomfortable number of bugs - made us curtail our stay at the top. We clocked this at 10.4 miles RT on two different Apple watches. The 8.7 listed on the entry no longer holds up because the trailhead has been moved due to the construction at the parking area. (I've suggested an edit to the site) This very steep trail was rough on the knees on the way down as well. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on draught at the lodge afterwards was maybe the greatest beer experience of my life. EDIT: 6 hours RT with lots of stops.

hiking
25 days ago

Short and easy hike that my friends & I often do when we are bored. Great view of Vegas during both day and night time.

hiking
25 days ago

Easy out and back trail or you can start to the right and hike the loop trail to it.

Probably would have been more enjoyable had I not been ambushed by a swarm of homeless people and if everywhere I looked there weren’t broken glass bottles and trash on the ground. A lot of the trail has been burnt so it’s mostly dead bushes but the water was cool to see. There was also lots of wildlife on this trail. Started out as a morning walk and turned into a morning run because of how unsafe I felt there and wanted to get out ASAP.

Close to Vegas, easy in and out. Only challenge is the heat.

We went on this trail yesterday close to 4pm. It was just the right length for my 10yr old and 6 yr old. We also brought along our 2 yr old. She was in the carrier on the way and walked the way back without much difficulty. Lots of shade. The kids really enjoyed the hike but were a little disappointed/ underwhelmed with the waterfall but we’re happy we could sit and have a snack by it before heading back to the car. We also picked up some of the trash but on one wanted to pick up the mangled diaper :-[ the older kids wanted to do another hike when it’s was done so it didn’t completely exhaust them.

Beautiful hike! Perfect for dogs and kids❤️

hiking
29 days ago

Great place to get away from hot heat on moderately hard switchbacks good pay off

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of switchbacks, but most of the incline isn’t too steep and the hike back was a breeze. I’d rate the hike as moderate. Raintree is magnificent to behold and worth the trip.

I found taking frequent breaks was helpful with the altitude climb

hiking
1 month ago

Great practice for high elevation hikes

Awesome short trail with a steady incline. To get to the trail, park in the upper parking lot and just follow the unmarked trail at the end that runs parallel to the road. As others have posted, the waterfall area is covered in graffiti. There are plenty of flowers on the way though and today threre are DOZENS of Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue. I thought they were the Mt. Charleston Blue, but realized they weren't after taking a closer look at my pictures. I saw more than a few Western Tiger Swallowtail and Carole's Silverspot, and one Nevada Admiral.
June 18, 2018.

Great trail. More of an incline than from the description. Beautiful beautiful. Did this with my 8 month old on my back.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great short hike uphill, not too bad. For someone out of shape like me it’s a decent workout. But for those used to hiking and in good shape, this is an easy hike/walk. It’s so nice to walk through the trees and smell the pine. Lots of butterflies on the trail, especially closer to the water. There’s a great little waterfall at the end. Too bad there was graffiti galore on the canyon walls by the waterfall. Otherwise, very nice.

Easy but make sure to bring water !!!

Awesome little hike with a lot of shade.

Really difficult hike but well worth it. Left around 3pm and got back around 8pm. Great to do in early summer because it’s still bright out. Made it to Raintree as sunset was beginning and it was breathtaking.

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