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Jul 10, 2015
“Fortification Hill is still fortified”
Oct 30, 2014
“Difficult to reach trailhead without 4WD - Poor/missing signs”
This six-mile trail offers views of the Spring Mountains, Las Vegas and Lake Mead.
Las Vegas, NV
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We did a bunch of hiking while in Vegas (we are beginners but have done a lot of trail/road walking just not hiking/boulder scrambling), figured we would give this a shot, seemed, simple, 4 mile round trip up a hill and back down. Saw a review and rundown a hiking website.
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We thought this sounded like the perfect hike - off the beaten track and good views. We drove 3 miles in our Dodge 1500 - no signs and we had poor directions so we turned around as the road continued to become more gravelly (we were afraid we would get stuck). We discovered
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I was born and raised in Las Vegas and have never seen the top of Fortification Hill until I saw it from the sky. Now I have a better understanding for why they chose this mountain for their defence. What a great place to visit if you get a chance.
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