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blue Mary Jane Falls Trail

Trail

1.6 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
71% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,239' 378 m
Descent: -132' -40 m
High: 8,959' 2,731 m
Low: 7,851' 2,393 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 83% (40°)

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Trail shared by Kathleen Schwartz

A quick escape from the Las Vegas heat to a beautiful canyon and waterfall.

Kathleen Schwartz

Features Cave · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Be careful of flash floods and closures due to heavy rain. Check the forecast prior to starting this run.

Runner Notes

This is a popular trail. Go on off times if you don't want to be continually passing people or getting stuck behind groups.

Description

There is spacious parking at the Mary Jane Falls Trailhead with a pit toilet facility. The trail is a low grade start on a wide, rocky trail with views of the surrounding canyon walls. The steeper switchbacks start about half mile in. It's like climbing a low-grade set of stairs. You'll be breathing, but not too hard, and there are lots of spots for resting.

Two miles in, you'll reach the falls. In early September, days after a rain storm, water was coming down in several spots. There are also caves to explore and a beautiful view of the canyon as well as great fews of Mt Charleston and the Cathedral Rock Trail. There are lots of flowers during the spring.

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Sep 24, 2018
Justin Kerr
Took me 31:30 to run to the falls, and 54:09 roundtrip. 3.1mi
Apr 29, 2018
Robert Bradley
Trail was pretty crowded, being a weekend at mid day. The falls were flowing, but a bit of a letdown for a boy from the Appalachian Mountains. 1.6mi

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  4.6 from 18 votes

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