Explore the most popular forest 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
9 hours ago

This IS the only open trail to Griffith Peak, but it is NOT the Griffith Peak Trail. The Griffith Peak Trail was never used all that much, and is still closed due to a fire some time back. The trail in question is most commonly referred to as the South Loop Trail, as mentioned in the body of the article. By the way, it's an excellent hike!

A grueling uphill but worth it! Great hike to escape the heat of the city and see some incredible Flora.

My first hike and it was magical! Me and my 2 friends went past the waterfall to a cave above it and could see the entire valley! I would recommend this to anyone.

hiking
4 days ago

I would say this was a moderate to difficult trail. The switchbacks were quite grueling but the views made it worth it. The Raintree was quite a spectacle to see and the return journey back was quite easy.

Great summer hike in Vegas area

hiking
6 days ago

Love the openness at about 1.5 miles, and to the west you can see a log cabin. At 2.5 miles is the Mummy Springs junction and Raintree. I continued on the North Loop for the next 1.5 miles downhill to the Trail Canyon/Cave Springs junction. It wasn’t so pleasant to return back up after 4 miles of leg burn!

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike, moderate in difficulty. Constant rewarding views along the way — and the Raintree— worth every step to see it. We planned a picnic lunch up there- it was a perfect spot.

I did this hike with my husband and our labrador. Its a lovely moderate hike. I there are some areas (with the switchbacks) that it is hard to see the trail and pretty rocky, but you will not get lost. The falls are a beautiful spot to rest and enjoy the view.

Trail started off kinda boring, but once you get up to the boulders that you have to scramble up and get up the rope ladder, the trail was awesome. We hiked all the way to the stream up top. Great hike, very surprised. We ended up going over 1 mike further than where the trail map ended.

Brutal hike. Recommend you take at least 5-6 liters of water. I’m a 300 lb male and was able to accomplish the hike to the summit in a day without camping , but it was rough. Started at 0745 am, go to the summit at 0215 pm. Once you get thru all the switchbacks and up to the saddle, you have a decent walk they the meadow and bristlecone pine burned out forest till you get to the back of mount Charleston, in which it turns into a serious ass kicker with steep altitude gains above the tree line along mostly loose rocks. The elevation is no joke, was literally taking a break every 100-150 steps. Spent 30 minutes at the top, amazing views and awesome sense of accomplishment. The walk back down is rough, took me 4 hours to get back down, total time from my car and back was 11 hours. Like I said earlier, bring a more water than you think you’ll need, I brought 4 liters and drank all of it before I got back down and would have definitely preferred to have brought a couple other water bottles. Doubt I’ll do it again, but glad I was able to do it once. Also added a Nevada flag to the flagpole beneath the USA flag that’s up there!

I did this hike with my almost two year old. I carried her some of the way. Up by the waterfall it gets a little tricky with a little one as I didn’t want her to fall or me fall while helping her. It was a great hike though. I would do it again.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice view at the top but lots of people crowding the trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice little huff if wearing a babe. Would recommend using trekking poles if you’re wearing a kid carrier as there are a lot of loose rocks and can be a little treacherous on the way down.

hiking
15 days ago

The temperature was only around 80F late morning in early July. When it was 104F degree on the Strip, it was an amazingly refreshing experience to hike this trail. Great view and well maintained.

This was an interesting hike for me because there are no blazes to follow. I made it just about 2mi shy of the summit before having to turn back because of lightning and hail. The views on the way up made up for me bailing though. There are a few water caches scattered around in case you run low, but make sure you carry at least 3L. Next I come back I might add on the South Loop as well.

Great exercise. I recommend going in the morning so the switchbacks are in the shade.

My dog and I both made it the second attempt to hike it. The top was steap, recommend poles or walking stick.

This hike was really fun. I took my six-year-old grandson and we were so excited when we found the first mine. When you arrive to the end of the trail and there is a metal sign posted on the big tree in front of you saying the owner of the mind you’re going to go right to get to the first mine which is a short distance. My understanding is the second mine is further up but you have to crossover a lot of debris and we chose not to do that. On the next trip we’re going to veer to the left at the mine sign on the tree
and follow the second spring up.

Very well marked. Cave provides great shade. The last 50 or so feet to the cave is steep and slippery.

Fun hike. View at the end makes it worth it.

hiking
22 days ago

Excellent trail if you’re just starting back hiking. Lovely views and plenty of shade spots. Good for dogs as well. Would definitely do this again!

Great trail

Tougher than it looks. Bring water and good shoes or boots to wear. View at the top is rewarding.

Loved this hike!!! Gets your heart pumping but plenty of places to catch your breath and such incredible views!!! I will definitely be doing this one again!

We loved this hike. It is definitely worth going to the top to see the caves and a very small waterfall. I think it may be longer then the 2.5 miles posted, more like 5 round trip but I didn't track it.

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.

Beautiful hike. I believe this one is better than Mary Jane Falls. Hiking boots a must.

We loved the hike. Its fairly easy and not too strenuous. Plenty of shade and the canyon is wonderful. the walk back has great canyon views.

So hard. I in no way completed the hike. I did 3 miles in and 3 miles out. Kicked my butt.

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