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Totally amazing trail! This was our first hike in about 5 years and we are not in the best shape (getting back into hiking is part of our get back into shape plan). This hike is perfect if you want to push it pretty hard but don’t want something crazy hard.

I hike this trail to the bottom of the waterfall and then up to the top of the waterfall at least 2 times a week. Love it!

there wasn't much to see.

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6 days ago

beautiful scenery. We saw 2 antelope in the road that refused to move and later We spotted a big horn sheep right off the road. We checked out several trails that day. Great for kids. Don't go midday summer, too hot.

short trail easy for kids and pets. Was easy to get lost. It's right off the road.

easy short hike for kids and pets to see lots of amazing petroglyphs. The sand is hot for pets, be careful. We saw 4 big horn sheep!

7 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.

Great views from parts of the trail. longish, boring return parallel to the road

This trail is easily accessed from the town of Genoa and the trailhead has parking for about 12 cars. I did this hike on the 4th of July and only saw 8 other hikers, 3 mountain bikers, and 1 dog. The hike starts out steep with switchbacks climbing steadily up for about 2 miles. It is partially shaded, but it was about 70 deg when I started out and that was plenty. The climb is more moderate after that point with some ups and downs until you get to a stream crossing and then the waterfall shortly thereafter. The area in the canyon near the waterfall is lovely with more shade and lush plants. I continued on from that point along the Discovery Trail until I got to the Sierra Canyon stream and then turned around at that point. That portion of the trail continued to be fairly moderate with ups and downs but no big change in elevation. There were wildflowers, several species of butterflies, and one rattlesnake sighted (by someone else). Overall, it was very nice and certainly a hike I would repeat.

16 days ago

Beautiful scenery just outside of Las Vegas. The park roads are in excellent condition and everything is well marked. There is a lot of variation in the rocks as you complete the loop. I would highly recommend for anyone!

16 days ago

Quick trip up the stairs to see some great petroglyphs. Good for adults and children.

16 days ago

Unfortunately it was too hot to finish the trail, but we did go about 0.3 miles in. The views are outstanding, and the scenary consistently is changing with each turn. We would love to go again on our next visit to NV.

So I did the loop, map days 9 miles but my Fitbit says 11. I did it counter clockwise. Trail is super well established. Didn’t feel like I got great payoff for views, mostly ruined but towns in the valley below. Hot and dusty but decent shade to rest in. I did NOT enjoy the switch back going down from the canyon- narrow and steep drop offs got my nerves up, but I made it. Waterfall was small. Loved all the sugar pines though!

21 days ago

Lovely view from the gazebo on top! Not very difficult at all, nice trail to follow.

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

24 days ago

Hiked from the entrance on Jacks Valley to the junction at the top, roughly 8 miles. I started a little late or I would had gone to the top, an additional 3.5 miles. My whole experience ended up being 16.5 miles and it was great! Once you pass the residences at the beginning it was beautiful. Definitely a must do and I will be doing again.

As you go over the last knoll and see Marlotte Lake for the first time, you realize it was worth every step of the way. Great workout too.

As being one of the local trail builders on the Incline Flume project, I have helped complete stream crossings and rerouted the blocked sections of trail. As of June 2018 most of the hard work is completed, still much to do with signage and finish work. The trail is a real gem that all ability’s can enjoy, one of the only family rated Trails in the Tahoe basin. Many thanks to all the agency’s, the Forest Service, and groups,The Tahoe Fund and Friends of Incline Trails that made it all possible.

not really a defined trail. had a few wild horses block part of the path and there were lots of birds around but overall wasn't what I expected from reviews here :/ meh

1 month ago

Easy hike with a great reward at the end. Beautiful natural formation. Worth the easy hike from the road.

1 month ago

Easy loop hike with some decent views. Nice place if you are in Vegas and want to get outdoors.

Great uphill rather tough. Beware if vehicles and horses. Great views

1 month ago

Path definitely could use some better marking as it was difficult to find our way to the end. Bring some water as you are out in the heat with minimal to no shade

5 minutes walk down a paved area

WOW!! Me fascinó hermoso lugar.

Un paseo muy hermoso me encantó.

love the view ...not hard if you hike often...

is not hard if you hike often..

Sand Harbor is just picture perfect as it is, so anything step you take there is just amazing

Out-and-back from Spooner Lake on 5-30-2018. $10 for parking. Nice day-hike with a challenging grade to about 8200 feet. Mountain bikers use the service road below the trail.

The trail still had several trees across the path and patchy snow on the north side of the summit.

At the lake, even at mid-day, it got chilly when we stopped for lunch.

10.5 miles round-trip in about 4.5 hours.

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