Mary Jane Falls


Location: Spring Mountains
Trail length: 1.5 miles (one way)
Trail difficulty: Moderate due to a 1,100 foot elevation change

Finding the Trailhead

From the intersection of US-95 and Interstate 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada travel 16.7 miles north on US-95. Then turn left on Kyle Canyon Road (NV-157). Continue on Kyle Canyon Road for 20.5 miles then turn right onto Echo Road and continue for 0.4 miles then turn left into the parking lot and continue 0.2 miles for parking at the trailhead. Outhouse facilities are located at this trailhead.

The Hike

Mary Jane Falls Trail climbs west up the north side of the broad head of Kyle Canyon, climbing steadily but not too steeply through beautiful stands of ponderosa pine, white fir, Douglas fir, and aspen trees. After about three quarters of a mile watch for the point where the trail abruptly turns right, leaving the canyon bottom beginning the switchbacks up the mountain side. The trail then turns northwest and follows the base of an imposing limestone cliff all the way to the base of Mary Jane Falls. The falls are best in the spring after a snowy winter, but the falls run all year long. It’s  pleasant to climb into the large cave at the base of the falls to cool off. Use care negotiating the mossy, slippery rocks. Continuing past Mary Jane Falls there is a short trail that leads to a small cave overlooking the canyon.

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One thought on “Mary Jane Falls

  1. Hey that’s me in the hiking photo YAHOOO! I truly miss our hikes. Hurry back and let hit the trails. Be well, Mychael

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