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.
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."
--Bruce Grubbs, Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Kimberly Lewis & Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books).
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