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Fun trail & little creek to cross through. Short and easy hike but lots too see & really scenic. My Annie loved it

Really fun. Dogs are allowed, but it is very hard on their feet. Every time I go, I see a dog with bloody paws, so I would not recommend bringing them unless you have booties or are planning on carrying them much of the way.

hiking
10 hours ago

We ended up starting from the Kraft Mtn parking lot on the advice of friends and scrambling over the red rocks to join this trail, then coming back on the trail as marked on all trails, wrapping around the red rocks and back to our car. Really loved that route as the rock scramble part was gorgeous and fun. The rest of the trail is lovely too, winds through a canyon with ever changing colorful rock formations. Went in January and it was hot- bring plenty of water.

it's a hard one for sure it's all uphill on loose rocks but the view is worth the hike and coming back down u would think it's easy going down hill but it's not have to be slow and careful because of all the rocks hiking sticks are very helpful in this hike good workout for sure

hiking
no shade
17 hours ago

Very easy. Could be longer. Kind of windy during January.

hiking
19 hours ago

Amazing 360 viewpoint. I highly recommand

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 day ago

The hike was easy at first as long as you take the path. We decided to take different route from the path and went of course. We found lots of water trail coming from the creek. Did not really see the waterfall.

hiking
1 day ago

The main arch is collapsed, that sucks, but there’s still plenty of neat rock formations and smaller arches to see! Prepare to walk through a sandy wash the whole time, this will take a serious toll on your calves! Super easy trail that kids, the elderly, and animals can go on with ease. Began hiking around 7:30am Saturday morning and didn’t see another person until we were on our way out around 10am.

My favorite hike at Red Rock so far. It is fairly easy with only a small amount of low-level scrambling in some places. I've seen small dogs and 9ish year olds complete this trail so it's not too challenging.

In the spring, got lucky and saw big horn sheep traversing the walls around us. There were two ewes and a lamb!

Just be careful in winter when the snow makes the rocks slippery and be mindful of the water during the thaw or heavy rain.

I love hiking. I also love Las Vegas. Normally I don’t like to mix the two. However, my girlfriend was insistent we “get off the strip for fresh air” so we selected this trail.

Don’t underestimate it like I did (with jeans and a Vegas hangover). It’s only 5ish miles but hikes like longer. Views on the top are incredible and worth every second. I’m very glad I did it. Although most in the hiking community are incredibly friendly, we met some extra fun people along the way. We also decided that every Vegas trip going forward will include one of the Red Rock Canyon hikes.

A+++

Saturday 19 January 2019: Closed parking lot due to snow. Was able to go up to the switch backs (2.7 mi from parking lot and 10,000 ft altitude), but had to turn back due to 130 cm deep snow. Knee-high gaiters, hiking sticks, and snow shoes a must.

First mile and a half was fairly simple to navigate and not too steep. Most people out of shape would likely struggle but if you hike, run or lift weights regularly, you’ll be fine.

Once you reach the actual mountain side, complete with switchbacks, the app will come in handy for anyone (like myself) newer to hiking, as it’s very easy to go much tougher, dangerous ways [I experienced on my way down]. There are occasional rocks with orange/blue/white spraypaint on them but it’s easy to create risky, steep routes to get to the next one if you’re not experienced. I met 2 young ladies who started at the same time but I only saw them at the top 30minutes later because they went off trail. The app allowed me to check that I wasn’t going way off. Overall, my ankles were definitely tested as the simplicity of Calico Tanks did not compare to these unforgiving angles uphill.

After lots of gravel areas, you’ll near the peak and it becomes easier to follow as the brown, treaded soil is visible. Breathtaking views await you atop. You can see the strip and all mountain tops within your eye’s reach due to the +6000ft elevation. Open the canister and sign the visitor log if it fancies you.

Coming down is partly fun, partly nerveracking due to the ease of no longer climbing but increase in slipperyness. Beware those with any knee discomfort. Hopefully you’re good at backtracking. My phone died at the summit due to the GPS draining battery so I decided to follow others once I noticed myself jumping/dropping down while they were just walking down it 10 meters beside me.

I want to go but I can’t pack my hiking bag and not bring my dog. He would be crushed.

hiking
scramble
1 day ago

Nice loop trail. Not as hard as it looks. The trail is easy to moderate at times.There is scrambling in some spots. Guardian angel it’s not easy to find. You should go with someone who’s been there before.

Nice little family hike with great views.

well maintained trail system

This was my first time on this trial and it was great. I will definitely come back to do it again. My problem is with the app. It did not correctly track my hike or path, luckily my Fitbit did that for me. I will continue to use the app to fond trials but most likely not the recording mode anymore.

trail running
no shade
rocky
2 days ago

In town for the weekend and wanted an afternoon out of city run. This trail starts at the edge of the city and goes off into the red desert. Most of the beginning is following trails carved by vehicles. Weirdly mushy and satisfying. The trail carves it’s way around a few peaks before finally reaching the end. You’re rewarded with a view of the city and where you began. It is quite rocky, so you won’t be flying back down unless you’re part goat. Would love to come back when it’s dark

Great hike all the way up, nice and challenging at the end. best part is the 360 view at the peak, incredible! cool fort and flag up there too :) happy hiking!

hiking
3 days ago

One of the must do trails in Red Rock!

hiking
3 days ago

One of the must do trails in Red Rock!

hiking
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

As a 250lb man, this was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. The hike took 5 hours round trip with about 30 minutes at the summit. We reached the summit at night; The view was good, but not worth the effort. The extremely steep incline makes coming down very hard on your body such as your joints, feet, and legs.

Absolutely beautiful, was a perfect adventure to take with two 10 year olds, an 8 and 6 year old!

We had an afternoon to spend outside and I wanted to squeeze in as much of the outdoors as possible. We couldn’t decide which trail to do with in the park, and ended up deciding on the White Dome Trail. I’m really glad we chose that one, because it was very beautiful. It was the prettiest trail out of all the things that we walked along that day. It has really cool Narrows, very interesting rocks and is a loop which is nice. The nice thing is you can just hop in your car and drive to some of the other trails which are very short, so if you spend a whole day in the park, you could theoretically do most of them in one day. We also did the Fire Wave Trail. This was very short but very cool at the end. It was kind of frustrating, because at the beginning of the fire wave trail there were signs asking people to stay on trail, especially asking them not to climb on the fire wave at the end of the trail. Sure enough, as we approached the end of the trail, I couldn’t even get a picture of just the fire wave rock structure because of all the turds climbing all over it. It clearly asks you to keep off because of erosion. I don’t think that people understand that when they step off trail, they cause erosion and can damage or completely devastate vegetation that has taken so long to grow. All they care about is getting their picture on top of a rock. Congratulations, you walked 0.5 miles and got your picture, I hope it’s still there for your children to enjoy. You can just take a picture of the rock without you on it, the focus of the picture is the rock and not you anyway. Anyways, a lot of the other structures in the park you can just drive up to, to observe. We drove up to the Natural Arch Rock, the Atlatl rock, the Beehives and the Elephant Rock and were able to see it all from our car. And of course you can just hop out really quickly to get a closer look, as all of these rock structures are very close to the road and are within short walking distance, i’m pretty sure all of them had a parking lot directly across from the structure where you can park your car. Drive to the east entrance of the park where the elephant rock structure is located and you will see a nice Polaroid frame that you and a friend can stick your head into to get a picture. We were there just as the sun was about to go down and the sky was amazing. Also I would highly recommend driving through the scenic Loop near the west entrance, where the natural arch rock and ATLATL rock are. It has really amazing rock structures. I should also mention that we visited in January so the weather was in the 50s. All the hikes were very easy, however me and my friend are avid hiker is. I would recommend bringing a ton of water if you plan to be there in the summer and maybe plan for less Miles. I’m giving it four stars, and not five because I enjoy a good strenuous climb, and there were none. But it was absolutely beautiful, and I’m glad that we did this, rather than walking around Las Vegas another day

I loved everything a about this hike, the view, the scramble the way I felt. so beautiful! I plan to go to again.

Animals I saw on this trail: deer, wild horses, magpies, and an eagle.

hiked this trail a bunch. like it a lot. not too hard. tried to go up during a good snow event but they closed it.

Couldn’t make it the whole way due to heavy rain. Saw quite a few waterfalls along the way.

great hike, loved the rain and the over cast. clean and quiet

this is a beautiful trail! friendly dogs and runners, great walk for our pups. we followed the trail to the campground and were given a wonderful lake and mountain view from the beach! would do again, maybe not in winter (we did this in January) as the windchill was incredible.

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