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Hackberry Spring, NV

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,105 feet
Elevation Gain 1,000 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,025 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 5.82
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Historic
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Author autumnstars
author avatar Guides 25
Routes 19
Photos 562
Trips 1,391 map ( 11,424 miles )
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Location Las Vegas, NV
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, May
Sun  4:44am - 6:44pm
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the alert hiker will enjoy
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A low-stress hike with plenty of opportunities for exploration and discovery. The so-called trail is really just Hackberry Spring Wash, which is generally wide with deep gravel until you get up near the spring. There is a narrow "gate" area near the start of the hike that is akin to hiking in a limestone slot canyon. Along the way, the alert hiker will enjoy pictographs, petroglyphs, a prehistorically-inhabited cave, agave roasting pits, and historic-aged trash. After reaching the head of the valley (an area formerly inhabited by ranchers and prospectors), hikers enjoy a short bushwhack up a narrow limestone slot to Hackberry Spring.

As you hike up the wash, there are many side canyons to explore - some with very nice narrows or good access to the surrounding ridges.

Hackberry Spring is not 100% reliable. Pipe and cement catchment are no longer functional. Bring your own water.
The hike is at fairly low elevation, and generally lacking in shade. It would vary from unpleasant to downright dangerous in hot weather.

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2014-01-17 autumnstars

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From Las Vegas head north on I-15, or from Mesquite head south on I-15. Get off at Exit 100 (Carp/Elgin), and head north. The road is initially paved and fronts the interstate. The road soon turns north and the pavement ends. Drive 7.4 miles after the pavement ends and turn left on Hackberry Spring Road (sign present, but often knocked down). Ignore roads branching off to the left and right, and continue on the main road approx 3.5 until you reach the parking area/trail head.
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