First Creek is a hiking trail in Summerlin South, Nevada. It is within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 3,649 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 321 feet.
First Creek Professional Reviews and Guides
"A day hike to a scenic canyon with seasonal waterfalls in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Follow the closed dirt road to the mouth of the canyon. A trail follows the left side of the canyon for a distance; some rock scrambling is required thereafter. Seasonal waterfalls are found all over Nevada in the numberless canyons that cut into the flanks of the mountains. At higher elevations the falls run during the snowmelt during late spring and early summer, and sometimes briefly after heavy thunderstorms. At lower elevations such as these, runoff tends to occur during wet storms, which primarily occur in winter. The best chance to see the falls running is in late winter or early spring."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures (Falcon Guides).
"Who can resist a hidden waterfall and pool nestled among the trees? This heavenly spot is a favorite for hiker and dog alike. The trek to the falls is across open desert and is an area of choice for the local burros, so keep your eyes out for these wild residents. The falls at First Creek are seasonal, so plan your trip after mountain storms or during spring run-off for the best results. The well-marked trail begins at the information kiosk and travels across the desert toward the sandstone cliffs."
--Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books).
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