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Fire Wave Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (20)

An easy trail in the Valley of Fire that ends with the "Fire Wave"; featuring the beautifully colorful desert sandstone.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

87%

Runnable

2,032' 619 m

High

1,868' 570 m

Low

33' 10 m

Up

197' 60 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This trail is very exposed so don't forget to take water, sunscreen, and a hat.

Description

Access this trail from parking lot #3 on the north side of White Domes Road. The trailhead is across the road.

The trail is easy and everybody can make it as it's only 0.6 miles one way. It is well-marked. First, there is a section with deep sand before some solid rock slopes. Heading east/southeast, it mostly downhill until Fire Wave Rock.

Fire Wave itself is beautiful! The natural patterns in the rock and shape of the formation really makes you feel like you’re standing on a wave. It is well-worth the trip.

Flora & Fauna

Cactus.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki

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  4.5 from 20 votes

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The Fire Wave
Oct 31, 2019 near Moapa V…, NV
The Fire Wave Trail takes you through a wild and powerful landscape.
Feb 22, 2017 near Moapa V…, NV
Valley of Fire NV State Park
Jan 18, 2016 near Moapa V…, NV
Amazing colors in the valley.
Nov 3, 2018 near Moapa V…, NV
Expect to see huge rock formations along the Fire Wave Trail.
Mar 5, 2017 near Moapa V…, NV
Climbing off trail just a little bit :)
Nov 10, 2017 near Moapa V…, NV

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Jun 10, 2019
Jay Lund
Trail follows dry stream bed and travels through some great slot canyons. Surface conditions (rocks, sand, etc.) make for tough running conditions.