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White Rock Trailhead
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White Rock Trailhead
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The White Rock Trailhead is located along the Scenic Loop Road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 1 hour west of Las Vegas.

From town, drive out to Red Rocks. From West Charleston at Scenic Loop Road (Table 1, Site 0519), turn right and drive north for 0.2 miles to the entrance station (Site 0855). Pay the fee, then drive around the one-way Scenic Loop Road to White Rock Road (Site 0525), which is at Mile Marker 6. Turn right onto White Rock Road and drive north for 0.5 miles to the end of the road (Site 0404). Park here; this is the trailhead.

Link to trailhead map.

White Rock Trailhead
Trail distances north (note mileage error)

White Rock Road is paved for the first 100 feet or so, but the rest is unpaved and a bit rough; just drive slowly and you will get there soon enough. There is an outhouse at the trailhead.

The White Rock Trailhead provides access to hikes in the White Rock Hills area, including access to a desert spring, the Keystone Thrust, a number of off-trail hikes, and several miles of moderate to difficult hiking.

Trails: White Rock Loop Trail, White Rock Spring Trail, Keystone Thrust Trail, Grand Circle Trail, La Madre Mountain, Hogback Ridge Summit.

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Trails west
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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
0404 White Rock Spring Trailhead 36.17346 115.47697 636974 4004062 4,859 Yes
0519 Charleston at Scenic Loop Entrance 36.13161 115.42048 642131 3999501 3,681 Yes
0525 Scenic Loop Road at White Rock Road 36.16619 115.47438 637220 4003259 4,664 Yes
0855 Scenic Loop Entrance Station 36.13252 115.42282 641918 3999598 3,682 Yes

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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