Hiking Project Logo

blueBlack Hot Spring Canyon Upper Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 875' 267 m
Descent: -102' -31 m
High: 1,462' 446 m
Low: 654' 199 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by John Blackwell

This is an alternative to White Rock Canyon. There is a saddle to go over on this route.

John Blackwell

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closed May15, 2016 through September 30, 2016 because of the heat. Temperatures can reach as high as 120 F / 49 C.

Description

This route follows the wash and then about a mile up, cuts to the left, winds through a valley and over a saddle back to White Rock Canyon trail. Currently, there are no signs along the trail, so stay on the worn path, follow a map, use a GPS, or the Hiking Project mobile app. This trail has more direct sunshine than White Rock Canyon trail so it gets HOT.

Flora & Fauna

An abundance of desert flowers in the early spring, February and March. Plants include indigo bush, ground cherry, Mormon tea, cheese bush, rush-milkweed, rabbit brush, desert fir, globe mallow, desert tobacco, desert trumpet, rock nettle, rock daisy, and windmills. You might also come nose to nose with a big horn sheep on this route.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#5

in Boulder City

#6793

Overall
  4.0 from 4 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#5

in Boulder City

#253

in Nevada

#6,793

Overall
27 Views Last Month
700 Since Nov 6, 2015
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
33%
67%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking