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White Owl CanyonVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   2 Hrs   41 Mns   1.90 mph
500 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Easy hike for the kids. We parked at the 3 Island parking area and headed west on Owl Canyon trail. The first 100’ or so of the trail is the steepest part of the entire hike. Once you drop down from the parking area, the rest of the hike is easy. We followed the trail generally west for about a third of a mile, where it turned to the south-southwest and headed up the canyon. We didn’t see any owls, but there were nests, feathers, droppings, etc, everywhere in the canyon. After about a mile or so, we went through the first tunnel and continued heading up the canyon. After the second tunnel, the canyon widened a lot and we continued to follow it upstream, where it did narrow again. Before the tunnels, the canyon walls were mostly conglomerate, and after the tunnels, the canyon became more volcanic looking, with lots of green and purple rocks.

We turned around at 2 miles and headed back downstream. Shortly before finishing, we made a detour down to the lake shore, where the kids had a snack. After that, we headed back up to the parking areas, and followed the road back a short distance to the lot where we had parked.

Not the most exciting hike, but the kids enjoyed it. The geology and scenery made it entertaining enough as an easy stroll, but it’s not a hike I would be interested in doing very often. The area around the lake had a lot of trash, but it was better once in the canyon. Cooler & breezy today, but comfortable in a long sleeve shirt.
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