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We were fed up with hustle and bustle of the trip so found this walk. Very nice not too long... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Great Hike see some of the nature that Vegas has to offer if you're looking for a little down to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Areas of this trail were used in the movie "The Gauntlet."
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were fed up with hustle and bustle of the trip so found this walk. Very nice not too long, however take hat, sun-cream and lots and lots of water as it gets very very hot.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hike see some of the nature that Vegas has to offer if you're looking for a little down to earth.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kirsten P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ran the historic railroad trail as part of the 2018 Las Vegas Turkey Trot 12km race. There are some great views of Lake Mead, but was disappointed that we couldn't go through all the tunnels around to Hoover Dam.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank elizhar76
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

I did this before about 10 years ago when all the tunnels were open , but #3 is closed now due to falling rocks , but scheduled for repairs . The trains ran this line to the dam when it was being built , bringing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TipsFromABellman
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Tunnels 3 and 5 are closed. So, if you come from the north, then you can only get to tunnel 3, from the south to tunnel 5. You can scramble around the tunnels, but I wouldn't recommend it without experience. Smooth rail trail. Interesting, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

Runs regularly even today. Wonderful to see the black beauties rolling by. Good touristic value maintained

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, easy and interesting. The tunnel after about 1 mile is fenced off. We were hoping to make it to the dam. We did see big horn sheep - so that was cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank obhappy
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the walk, nice secnary, and interesting stories along the way. Totally flat. Quite crowded for a trail. Sadly, one tunnel was closed without a note. We stopped half way.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

I was very much looking forward to this trip that I had read about. Even saw a previous post from a few weeks ago saying the third tunnel was closed off. I was hoping it was still not the case but it was. The same...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dker18
Reviewed December 11, 2018

As someone else said, this is a hidden gem. Great little trip - took about 20 minutes from the hotel to get there. Easy parking and trail access. Not too steep, and well maintained. Great views of Lake Mead. Not sure if this is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 4, 2019|
Response from Christina1119 | Reviewed this property |
This trail was great and easy. The Tunnels were interesting and the view of Lake Mead along part of it was nice. I will say were walked it in Aug and it was 100 degrees. Although it wasn’t really too bad going. The only... More
June 25, 2018|
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Response from JulieH2408 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s free. There is a small car park at the entrance which is also free. As others have suggested, try to go earlier in the day as gets very hot.
June 6, 2018|
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Response from CrankingChick | Reviewed this property |
I agree with TravelinLady- the weather is unpredictable that time of year so be prepared for a variety of conditions. We walked most of the trail and it is not very difficult or strenuous so you should be able to make good... More