Explore the most popular rock climbing 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.

It was a moderate hike I did slip even though I had great hiking boots on so just be careful

trail running
8 days ago

Bit more loose terrain than the average non-hiker may be used to. I found it to be very pretty and very short. Great family hike.

very difficult ESPECIALLY in snow. my last year going and my sons 1st year. we did last year lots of snow.

hiking
13 days ago

I enjoyed this trail. It offers a great workout including a little bit of rock scrambling. There's a cool cave at the top next to the falls. Beware climbing up to it, the rock is very slippery. I did the hike early. By 10:30am the parking lot was full and people were parking below at the other trailhead.

I love it, its kind of hard if you are not in good shape but is worth it.

hiking
17 days ago

This is a fun trail to hike. Probably would be nice to go when the snow melts--that way the waterfall has more action. It's a popular and easy trail, which makes it a bit crowded on nice days.

Great workout with great views. I came from the east coast so the falls were a bit anticlimactic compared to what I was expecting, however the acoustics right next to them with the sound of the water, is very tranquil. It is unfortunate that people tagged up the cave that is about 75 meters from the falls.

Great trail. Starts off with clear and wide path. Slight incline at the start but very comfortable with spectacular surroundings of mountains and Pine Trees. The start is an easy laid out path and then it curves to the right where the intensity of the hike picks up with good incline and elevation picking up. Trail is in good shape but you have to be careful as there are slippery rocks and loose rocks when reaching the part that goes up the side of the mountain. The caves and waterfall (during spring when the ice melts) is spectacular with incredible open views of the surrounding mountains. We did this hike with our 5 year old who is use to doing 3 mile hikes.

leg work out for sure. awesome hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Very versatile trail. Nice switchback climb to waterfall. Unique trail! Enjoyed it!

Great trail with excellent view of the falls; which are still partially frozen as of today. The hike up is not difficult if you are in decent shape. There are a few switchbacks and you can easily bypass them and make the assent a little more interesting. By skipping a few I made the trip up in about 30 minutes.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was pretty cool . Was very scenic up until the endish, then the fun starts. I really enjoyed myself on this adventure.

hiking
1 month ago

Scenic the whole way. The frozen falls were something special.

Beautiful view.

Late review as this is for March 4, 2018. The falls were frozen solid and it was an amazing sight to see.

Yes, Yes, and more yes. I just love this trail. I can't say why this one is so great other than it just has great views, a slight challenge based on the incline (not hard just a steady incline). The switchbacks are cool with some having steps. The trail is well kept and offers fantastic views at the top as well as along the route. A dog-friendly trail for sure.
This trail can be one for most everyone, including kids. Be aware, it is uphill most of the way so you will want to be prepared for the little, little ones getting slowed down.
Once you are at the top you are going to love the views.
The terrain is generally easy with dirt and small rocks. There are a couple of parts where the trail thins and you traverse close to the edge of the hill. I say this for those with little ones. All in all, this is a great hike for a day hike. A couple of hours there and back. Bring plenty of water. You are still in a desert climate, please. I see too many people hiking around Vegas without water.

hiking
1 month ago

The first 1.5 miles is open gravel trail that’s not too eventful until you enter the canyon and come upon some level 1 scrambling. Then the trail gets a little unclear once you reach the last half mile which is the majority of the elevation gain. Great views of the Strip along the way!

Was a little crazy watch for falling ice pretty great day all round though

Great hike with some cool caves

2 months ago

Trail was hard to follow at times especially in the beginning at the top. Great views. We were the only person on the hiking trail but did see a few trail runners and mountain bikers on adjacent trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Always a lovely trail, easy to follow and straight-forward. It's still cold enough to freeze the falls, so it was a spectacular column of ice.

hiking
2 months ago

Went up snowing. Totally stunning experience. Snow made the trail very slippery at times, and was difficult to follow on the way down with the trail totally covered in slow. Not a long hike, but almost all uphill.

The falls were almost completely frozen, which made for a truly surreal experience.

A nice trail that will get your heart rate going on the climb. There was plenty of snow on the trail that added to the challenge and enjoyment. the falls where just tricking, but still a great view.

Great trail! A little slippery in some places and you gotta watch your step near the top, but otherwise very well maintained. Very busy trail and everyone is friendly. Lots of dogs! The falls were flowing great with a little bit of ice still left.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail. Place is well kept. Kids and pet friendly. There was still water that can be seen on the end of the trail. Saw birds, chipmunks and even an eagle at this area. Will go again.

This area is where my family (local to Vegas) calls home. Pick your poison out here (for free). Easy, rocky trail approach to the Red Rocks. ..Simple desert trails not frequented by the national park tourists...Challenging scrambles with beautiful vista payouts...Enough moderate rock climbing to fill days worth of sends. Plenty of places with minimum to no exposure to picnic with little ones. This is where I teach my kids (ages 3 & 5) basic desert knowledge, hiking, scrambling, & top rope climbing. Come check out the locals spot and avoid the crowds. Word of warning....This place gets plenty of sunlight which is particularly nasty during summer months. Seriously, I almost killed my sisters dog on a 15 minute hike!!! Plan accordingly :)

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful winter day hike. This is basically a straight hike uphill. Many people had trouble making the climb. Bring water and be prepared. This time of year was just a trickle, not really falls. I can imagine the fall is beautiful in the spring.

Absolutely beautiful.

Scenic hour, plus or minus, hike. On Nov. 21st. About midway up I had my head down and actually missed a switch back and ended off trail for about 10 mins; ops!
Fun.

hiking
5 months ago

Really long trail but totally worth it. You see the falls at the end and can chill in a huge cave! Too bad people tagged it up. It’s beautiful.

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