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Oak Creek Camp Trailhead
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Oak Creek Camp Trailhead
Oak Creek Camp Trailhead

The Oak Creek Camp Trailhead is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 40 minutes west of Las Vegas, but not in the Scenic Loop Road fee area. The trailhead is located on Charleston Blvd (Highway 159) south of the exit from the Scenic Loop Road. This trailhead is not in the fee area.

From town, drive out to Red Rocks. From West Charleston at the entrance to the Scenic Loop Road (Table 1, Site 0519), continue west on Charleston Blvd. for 3.7 miles to a parking area on the right (west) side of the road (Site 0894). This is also 1.5 miles south of the exit from the Scenic Loop Road (Site 0532), and it is 1.1 miles north of the entrance to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (Site 0673).

Link to trailhead map.

Oak Creek Camp Trailhead

The trailhead is a broad road shoulder area with a gate across a closed dirt road that leads to the old Oak Creek Campground. The trailhead is not a defined parking lot. Park here; this is the trailhead.

The Oak Creek Camp Trailhead provides access to Oak Creek Canyon and several miles of easy to strenuous hiking.

Trails: Wilson's Pimple Loop Trail.

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Table 1. Highway Coordinates (NAD27; UTM Zone 11S). Download Highway GPS Waypoints (*.gpx) file.

Site # Location Latitude (N) Longitude (W) UTM Easting UTM Northing Elevation (feet) Verified
0519 Charleston at Scenic Loop Entrance 36.13161 115.42048 642131 3999501 3,681 Yes
0532 Scenic Loop Rd Exit 36.11127 115.44868 639629 3997203 3,846 Yes
0673 Charleston at Spring Mtn Ranch Rd 36.07365 115.44266 640237 3993039 3,600 Yes
0894 Charleston at Oak Creek Camp 36.08956 115.44844 639689 3994796 3,757 Yes

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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