Pine Creek Canyon Trail and Fire Ecology Loop

2.7 Miles
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~21 minutes
Surface Type:
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Las Vegas, Nevada
36.128671, -115.473603
June 03, 2019
June 04, 2019

The Pine Creek Canyon Trail and Fire Ecology Loop at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Las Vegas, Nevada is a moderate 2.7-mile out-and-back trail that brings you through an open desert and passes an old Homestead.

If you follow the trail across from the Homestead you will enter a meadow. If you continue on past the meadow you’ll reach Pine Creek. The creek has cold running water with lots of tadpoles frogs and insects.

Fire Ecology Loop: Near the trail head there is a Fire Ecology Loop, which is included in this recording on the way out. This is a short trail that goes through a controlled fire area and loops back to the Pine Creek Trail.

Parking: Parking can be found at the coordinates provided. The lot is large and can accommodate many cars.

Allowed activities: Hiking, birding.

Forbidden activities: No camping, no overnight parking, no target shooting.

Hours: Parking areas close depending on the season. Any vehicle left in a parking areas after closing or overnight may be fined if they do not have a permit. Seasons defined as:

Winter = Nov. 1 to Feb 28/29 6:00am to @ 5:00pm

Spring = 3/1 -3/31    6:00am to 7:00pm

Summer = 4/1 to 9/30 6:00am to 8:00pm

Fall = 10/1 – 10/31 6:00am to @7:00pm

Warning: Carry plenty of water when hiking in the desert. Temperatures change quickly, winds can be gusting. Thunderstorms with lightening and flash flooding are possible in summer. Wear a hat, dress in layers, wear sunscreen.

Fees: There is a daily fee to use the park and trails off of the Scenic drive loop. Daily passes are: $15.00 for cars and trucks, $10.00 for motorcycles, $5.00 for bicycles or walk in’s. Discounts passes are available for persons who are permanently disabled, active military and seniors. Proper documentation is required for the purchase of those special passes. For more information please follow the link below for details: https://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/fees/

Pets: Dogs on a leash are allowed on the trails. Please carry out animal waste with you.

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2.7 miles
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