Willow Spring Loop

Las Vegas, Nevada 89142

Willow Spring Loop

Willow Spring Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike features a variety of plant communities, including riparian streamside, pines, oaks, and sagebrush desert. You can also see prehistoric roasting pits, used by natives to roast food.

The trail follows the left (northeast) side of the canyon, past Native American roasting pits, to the Lost Creek parking area. The right-hand trail then crosses Red Rock Wash, branches to the right, and parallels the Red Rock Escarpment and returns to Willow Spring.

Juniper trees commonly grow in association with pinyon pines, forming a forest community called pinyon-juniper woodland, or PJ for short. Pinyons tend to favor slightly higher and cooler slopes, while junipers favor slightly lower and warmer slopes. The bluish juniper berries are an important food for wildlife."

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Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Bruce Grubbs
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"A day hike through a variety of plant communities, including riparian, pines, oaks, and desert, in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. You’ll hike this loop clockwise, first following the left (northeast) side of the canyon past Native American roasting pits to the Lost Creek parking area. The right-hand trail then crosses Red Rock Wash, branches to the right, and parallels the Red Rock Escarpment to return to Willow Spring." Read more

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Trail Information

Las Vegas
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Local Contacts
USGS: La Madre Mountain
Local Maps