Is your pup begging for an adventure? Then grab the leash and head over to the Arnight Trail. Located inside Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, it’s about 45 minutes west of downtown Las Vegas. Your furry friend will appreciate the chance to escape the bright lights and busy streets.
To access the Arnight Trail, make your way over to Oak
Canyon Trailhead. It’s towards the end of the one way Scenic Loop Road. From
the trailhead, the natural surface trail heads north. This area is home to
native plants like blackbrush, buckhorn cholla, pinyon pines, and yucca, but
nothing grows very tall, so your pup will have great views of the surrounding
desert. Cross Juniper Wash before encountering the junction for Knoll
Trail, then continue north until you reach the edge of Pine Creek Wash. Paws for a
minute so your doggo can soak in the view.
The trail then drops down to the edge of Pine Creek. It’s
not much of a decline, so your knees won’t mind at all. The creek is surrounded
by a lovely mix of willow, cattails, rabbitbrush, and ponderosa pine. Your
furry friend can rinse of their dusty paws in the cool water. Here you will find the
junction for Pine Creek Trail. This is actually the end of the Arnight Trail.
You can either turn around and head back, or extend your hike on the Pine Creek Trail.
A day pass for Red Rock Canyon costs $15.00 per vehicle, but if you live in the area, yu may want to get an annual pass for only $30.00 per
person and come back whenever you like. Before setting off, make sure you have plenty of water for both you and
your pup. Hiking this trail will make you and your pup barking happy!
November - February: Open from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
April - September: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
October: 6 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.