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Lost Creek Canyon Falls

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, Nevada

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  • Parking area and trailhead.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • The Lost Creek Canyon Trail begins in the center of the parking area.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • A well-marked fork near the trailhead heads right for Lost Creek Canyon.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • Stone steps that climb out of the wash.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • A boardwalk crosses a small wetland area.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • A seasonal creek flow may require some rock-hopping to cross.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • Trail enclosed by trees.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • The trail cuts beneath boulders.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • View of Lost Creek Canyon Falls on the approach.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
  • Lost Creek Canyon Falls.- Lost Creek Canyon Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Seasonal waterfall.
Cons: 
Waterfall and creek may be dry for large portions of the year.
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Region:
Las Vegas + Southern Nevada, NV
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Net Elevation Gain: 
100.00 ft (30.48 m)
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.90 mi (1.45 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,474.00 ft (1,363.68 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The hike into Lost Creek Canyon inside the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a short hike—0.9 miles round trip—into a canyon where, if the conditions are right, a waterfall emerges from a rock chute 40 feet up into a box canyon.

Though most often the falls will be a trickle, this trail packs a diversity of features onto its short path. The hike begins by crossing a wash and walking across a boardwalk built to protect a willow thicket that grows along the creek.

At this point, a fork with the Children's Discovery Loop Trail splits off, which passes other desert flora along the base of the canyon walls.

Just a little bit further, the trail enters the shade of creek-fed trees and a boulder tunnel before coming up on the grotto where the falls will have the best flow during the winter and spring months or after a storm. Otherwise, there may be little to no flow.

From here, retrace your path back to the parking lot.

There is a vault toilet at the parking area. There is no water available here.

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