Hike Grapevine Canyon Trail (NV)
- 4 miles - Easy Effort
- Or: Half Mile for Petroglyphs
- 2 Hours (Total)
- Expect to See Some Other Hikers
- 300 Total Feet of Climbing
- Max Elevation of 2,770 feet
- Leashed Dogs Allowed
Home to ancient petroglyphs and a desert waterfall, hiking the Grapevine Canyon Trail in Avi Kwa Ame National Monument is spectacular. The hike is not too strenuous but has enough twists and turns to make it exciting.
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- Getting to the Trailhead
- Hidden Waterfalls & Petroglyphs!
When planning, always check the park website and social media to make sure the trails are open. Similarly, check the weather and road conditions.
Where is Grapevine Canyon?
First, there are many "Grapevine Canyons" around the USA, so make sure you drive to the one in Nevada. Use this trailhead address:
Grapevine Canyon Trailhead, Grapevine Canyon Rd, Searchlight, NV 89046
If you just want to hike to the petroglyphs, it will only take a few minutes, and you don't need anything special. I'd recommend fitness or light hiking gear for the entire hike. Trail runners will help with the different rocks and surfaces. And this is the desert; it can be deadly in the summer. Save the hike for a time when the temperatures are cooler, and bring at least 1L of water and sun protection.
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If you only want to view the petroglyphs, simply turn around from here.
Grapevine Canyon is named after the grapevines that grow here. The canyon is lush because of freshwater springs.
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