Saturday, July 10, 2010

Echo Cliff Overlook: A Cool Hike with a Great Payoff

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Looking for an easy and scenic hike? Echo Cliff Overlook is that hike. The hike travels past a very scenic spring and has a great overlook. It’s hard to beat that combination. The hike starts by following the South Loop Trail for about one mile. It then follows a path to Spring Fork, a year round water source. Make sure to bring your camera. This is a pretty springs.
The hard part of the hike begins now. There are a couple of steep paths, but they are short lived. Once up the terrain flattens and you walk through the woods to an awesome overlook. You can see how the South Loop Trail switchbacks up the slope from the overlook. This is the perfect place to take a break.
This is not the easiest hike to follow. Of course, members of Hiking Las Vegas can download the hike along with photos of key landmarks and waypoints. For more information,
click here.
Stats for the hike:
Distance: 3 miles – up and back
Elevation gain: 1,350 feet
Elevation of Overlook: 9,000 feet
Time: 2 – 3 hours – up and back
Difficulty: 2
Danger level: 2
Class: 2 or 3
Note: It did start to rain and the sky looked threatening today. I believe the Monsoon season is about to start!

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