Pine Creek Trail

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada

Distance1.2mi
Elevation Gain397ft
Trailhead Elevation4,053ft
Top4,162ft
Elevation Min/Max3954/4162ft
Elevation Start/End4053/4053ft

Pine Creek Trail

Pine Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Clark County, Nevada. It is within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 4,053 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 397 feet. The Pine Creek Trailhead information is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and parkings. This trail connects with the following: Knoll, Climbers Trail to Mescalito and Fire Ecology Loop Trail.

Pine Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area featuring an unusual low-elevation pine forest. Follow the trail downhill to the closed dirt road that leads to the old Horace Wilson homestead site; nothing remains except the foundation.

The canyon divides above the homestead site. You can take either fork, but the left is preferable. Pine Creek was named for the unusual occurrence of ponderosa pines at this elevation in the desert. The trees thrive here because of the moisture and cooler temperatures."

"For you and your pup this is a mellow, enjoyable trail to a historical homestead site, with the opportunity for more extensive hiking beyond it. Pine Creek Canyon is truly a beautiful hike, winding through the desert to a pine-filled canyon where the foundation of an old homestead house remains.

The canyon’s trees and a small seasonal creek create a nice shady place for you and your dog to relax while your dog wets its paws. To extend the distance of this hike, there are many options. Try hiking the Fire Ecology Trail, Dale’s Trail, or hike into the canyons beyond Pine Creek—all of which spur off the main trail. Under foot and paw: Dirt and gravel."

Pine Creek Trail Reviews

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5/31/2014
Really nice day hike. Pine Creak has a small loop to head back before going into canyon. Loop can be easy to miss .. just stay left.
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2/14/2010
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10/16/2009
Fairly Easy hike with beautiful redrock scenery. You hit the pines and it's amazing to see the difference in terrain. It's green and lush. Here's where to see the butterflies and the birds! It was a nice break after hiking other sections of the red rock canyon earlier that day.
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2/8/2008
The trail is easy to find and follow. I suggest that anybody taking this trail bring water as the rock scrambling can be a little exhaustive. The trees are a welcome break from the weather and led to some interesting wildlife watching as I was able to track a mule deer through the undergrowth. The veiw at the end is definately worth the hike as it makes you feel like you are a million miles away from civilization. I would not rate this trail any higher than a three however as it is easy.
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11/10/2007
From the trailhead at the parking lot, we went down a hill and hiked through the desert floor. On the left was the remains of the Horace Wilson homestead which was quite interesting. Further up we came to a canyon with a creek until we reached a fork at the Mescalito Peak. We went right at the fork and went over a few rocks and ended up near a beautiful pond with a small waterfall. On the way back, we crossed the creek and came down the other side for a little ways. The hike was easy and about 3 miles long.
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Trail Information

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Nearby City
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Local Contacts
USGS Blue Diamond, La Madre Mountain
Local Maps

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Sep 2018