Full Moon First Creek Easy Hike

First Creek Moonlight Easy Hike

  • Difficulty Rating: 1 (easy)
  • Total Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: minimal

Note: full moon starts at 4:30 early morning June 23.

For night hiking - my Amazon review - red lens mini-flashlight (red lens not-in-stock)
Other sources: Amazon #1-- Amazon #2 -- Amazon #3 -- Ebay #1 -- Ebay #2

This easy moonlight hike is over fairly flat terrain. Instead of the common First Creek mini-waterfall route, we will veer to the left on toward a clearing area surrounded by trees. Here we will take time to rest, snack, or whatever before heading back. Meet directly at the parking area at 7:30PM sharp. Those more than 5 minutes late will have to catch up on the trail.

Keep your organizer's phone # with you - Bob - (702).35zero.7zero12

I practice Leave No Trace hiking and ask that you do too. That means no trash left behind...not even orange peels or apple cores. If you have a dog along, be prepared to clean up after it.

Important Things to Know About This Hike:

  1. Bring plenty of water and snacks.
  2. Feel free to use sticks or poles or whatever other equipment is helpful to you.
  3. Red Rock rules say dogs must be leashed.
  4. Hiking shoes are preferred but any comfortable closed-toe shoe will do for this hike.
  5. We won't be climbing any big hills or rocks. There are no cliffs and edges to worry about.
  6. We recommend that you bring a flashlight (red lenses work best) or other lighting device.
  7. Feel free to call the organizer and ask any questions you might have regarding the hike.

See you on the trail!

Fine print that no one reads: As with any hike, you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. Knowing your limits and proper preparation are key to a successful and enjoyable outing. By signing up for and/or attending this meetup, you acknowledge, accept and agree to the following: Hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury and/or possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members will not be held responsible/liable for the actions of any participant at any event. Each attendee participates at an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests.


Re: waiting list. For organized groups of hikers, the BLM has apparently set 15 as max for sites in the Red Rock Loop and 20 for those outside, like First Creek and Calico Basin. However, especially at night, others who just happen to "join" our hike could hardly be faulted for tagging along.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was pretty cool. THe moon hid but was still fun.

    June 26, 2013

  • Bob C.

    The full moon was a bit of a tease tonight. It started appearing from behind clouds just before 10pm as we were leaving.

    2 · June 23, 2013

    • Susan A.

      It was still a fun hike, thanks Bob. I had a beautiful full moon sighting as I was pulling up into my home.

      1 · June 24, 2013

  • Denise L

    I got the confirmation that I made the list after the hike started. Next time I hope.

    June 23, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Clouds may block any view of the moon.

    June 23, 2013

  • MaryBeth

    At 7:22, I just got a notice that a spot opened up, but with 8 minutes left until we're scheduled to begin, there's no way I can make it. Oh well, next time I'll try to sign up sooner.

    June 23, 2013

  • Diane

    Heading to a pool party in Henderson - not sure we'll make it back in time so better let someone else take our spots! Enjoy!

    June 23, 2013

  • Amy Ward V.

    yay. I was looking for a hike tonight. Never been to first creek either..see you at 7:30

    June 23, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Temperature forecast at First Creek is expected to be 91° at start time.

    June 23, 2013

  • Kassy P.

    I hurt my foot :(

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    June 22, 2013

  • Angela

    sick :(

    June 22, 2013

  • Christina Wheaton L.

    Hoping I can make this!!

    June 6, 2013

  • Linda

    Does it have to be a red light? Can it be a regular head light?

    June 4, 2013

    • Bob C.

      While a red lens light is preferred, a normal flashlight is okay. Just remember to avoid pointing it where it might disturb other hikers.

      June 4, 2013

    • Linda

      Thanks Bob.

      June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I should be able to make this!

    June 4, 2013

  • Marsha R.

    So excited to get started hiking!!

    1 · June 4, 2013

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