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Terrific hike and great views of Vegas and the Spring Mts from the top. I'm 62, in good, not great, shape and managed it in about 3+1/2 hrs (120 min up, 10 min at top, 70 min down). I got conflicting info on the various pathways going up to the intermediate saddle which is to the left of the peak itself. IMHO it's best to stick to the main path, which heads up a spur to the left of the most visible runoff gully which leads nearly straight up to that saddle. Blue paint marks on stones will guide you starting about 2/3 the way up to the saddle. White paint spots and arrows serve as a guide from the saddle up to the peak, with one split marked EASY vs HARD in white paint. I chose EASY :) Many people will have to scramble up in a few places - nothing major. I found it very enjoyable in February - would be more difficult in July- August.

Great for climbers (once you get to the rock). Short & perfect hike. Enjoy the view at the end!

Great easy spot to go walking with young kids, brand new viewing area that has been installed since the flooding, has some great song birds. Train is nearby, if you’re looking to totally ditch the city noises that will be the main thing that interrupts, but for my kids that was just icing on the cake at the end of our walk. We’ll definitely do again.

hiking
20 hours ago

Short steep walk with a great view at the top! It’s a paved trail that allows dogs. You can see the lake the whole time. Beautiful!

Fun hike. Lots of scrambling.

hiking
21 hours ago

This is a challenging hike, not for the faint of heart. There are steep areas and switchbacks, and the elevation kinda started to kick my butt. But, it was worth it. The tree was magnificent and I was never bored.

backpacking
21 hours ago

This was a very tough hike. Very long distances so make sure you are in shape if you want to do this hike. Also , wear the right clothes and make sure to pack alot of food and water! The scene is gorgeous and makes it worth it !

23 hours ago

Awesomly beautiful trail, loved the rope climbing

This is a great moderate hike for all ages. Its a lot of fun walking and scrambling around a bit over all of the red rocks once you get back into the canyon a bit. At the end it also has a great view of the entire Vegas Valley. Highly recommended all year round.

NOTES: During rainy season is the calico tanks might be filled full of water causing you to go around them instead of through them in order to reach the summit view.

Easy one hour round trip hike, beautiful natural arch.

hiking
1 day ago

Very nice. Easy walk with great views. Interesting walking on an ancient sea bed.

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing that all these beautiful trails are so close to Vegas. Stunning views everywhere if you can appreciate the rugged, rocky formations. A very serene yet challenging hike in late November.

on First Creek Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike! Even a water hole for the dog.

on South Oak Creek Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Only hiked out about a mile out before turning around. The terrain is rocky with larger rocks so you're looking at your feet the whole time. Didn't care for it. We went to First Trail and really enjoyed that one.

We had a great experience today, our 8 year old crushed the trail! Not an issue following trial, fairly easy finding markers and staying on course! Great hike! Petroglyphs were exciting to see!

hiking
2 days ago

Petroglyphs were awesome, waterfalls were fun to scramble up. Fun trail all around. Great staff at the ranger station.

Nice uphill right off the start.
Nice views.

Hard to miss Lava Butte but no good place to park, no trail or obvious starting point. Just like wandering in the desert following the red line of this map hoping I wasn't lost. Did this in Feb and beautiful views of the mountains, Lake Mead and Lake Las Vegas. Amazing rock variety-white powdery, orange, black lava-ish piles. More than I planned on as I did go too far south on the return. Pretty desolate like a different planet but very cool overall. Next time I would bring a buddy, more water. Never found the book that someone else mentioned.

3 days ago

Secluded trail, come prepared for steep broken shale on many parts. View on a clear day is the best around Vegas.

Great hiking trail but not enjoyable enough downhill riding for a bike to justify the hours long push uphill.

My wife, me, 6 and 8yo boys made it but the kids were so tired on the way down, we had to go slow and steady and help my 6yo to keep him from falling too many times. This was our first time to Gass Peak. Took us 6hrs (car to peak to car). But only recorded 3:40 of “moving” time. Went in Feb, weather was perfect and a little breezy.

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