Hiking Trails in Las Vegas

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Hiking Trails in Las Vegas

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  • Linda B
    65 contributions
    It was a beautiful sunny day for a walk. As you walk you can see Lake Mead and stop and take pictures. Just to see the Hoover Dam and the bridge is awesome.
    Written January 18, 2023
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  • Linh Kat
    1 contribution
    Excellent, good service, friendly staffs, new things to discover, I will try it again if I have time next year, thank you so much
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Kevin W
    11 contributions
    This was a great trail for beginners and intermediate hikers. Parts of the trail are shaded so you are not in the sun the whole time. The views are great. The day we hiked it there was not much water coming from the falls, but overall it was a very enjoyable hike.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • heckfy
    Pleasanton, California1,224 contributions
    This is one of the best "undeveloped" natural attractions in the area ... It's a relatively easy 3 miles hike from a parking lot through some beautiful western scenery, then there is a cascade of natural (well, improved with some sand bags) hot tubs right in the canyon and it's a short walk to the river.

    The place has everything to be enjoyable - plenty of clean natural hot water, beautiful views, a good trail. But also luckily there are some minor obstacles:

    - It's seasonal. It gets too hot in summer, so limited to the cold months.
    - No facilities. No change rooms, lockers, showers, lunch tables etc
    - Brain eating amoeba! Google it and decide yourself.

    I think if it were just a bit more convenient - that place would become just overcrowded and ruined. And now it has that fragile balance of being enjoyed but not over exploited.
    Written December 4, 2022
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  • Tony K
    Springfield, MO49 contributions
    Visitors center is very interesting. There are multiple trails to choose from. My wife and I decided to do the Calico Tanks hike and it was a bit more challenging than we expected, but it was well worth the effort. We went in July and started the hike shortly after 6 am and were so glad we did. The hike took about two hours and it was getting hot by the time we returned. There are portions of the hike that are mildly challenging and would not be recommended for someone with small children or fear of heights.
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • susan m
    2 contributions
    Awesome hike. Start at 8000 ft and climb 950 so need to be prepared but it is well worth the hike. Beautiful views throughout.
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • SeniorTravelerTF
    Fort Atkinson1,082 contributions
    Like all parks and areas, you have lots of choices of what to see and do. Because time is limited, mark this on your list as one to fit into your visit. Just 2.5 miles with minimal elevation and, like all facilities in the RRCA, extremely well maintained In spring we crossed a stream, which was an unexpected treat. Because you head into a valley note that sunlight ends early so leave enough time for daylight or take lighting. There are short parts of the trail with rocky footing, but just enough to slow you down and not physically challenging. Check the website for timed entry, increasingly used in national recreation facilities. There is a minimal vehicle entry fee which is covered if you have the national annual pass.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Thomas Sims
    Las Vegas, NV336 contributions
    Google Maps got us there easily. We parked near the entrance and walked up the road. It’s about a 2-mile walk on the road. We walked a mile into the narrows and turned around. You can keep going further if you wish. It is so otherworldly in there.

    Bring water and sturdy shoes. You’ll be climbing over rocks in the narrows. Nothing too difficult though. You could drive closer to the trailhead, but a high-clearance vehicle would probably be needed. Be careful doing this in the summer months.
    Written November 26, 2021
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  • MtEverest
    Las Vegas200 contributions
    Remember Red Rock Canyon now requires you to make a reservation and pay an extra fee. This trail starts from the Sandstone Quarry parking lot, so it is not marked from the the main loop. On weekends be there early. If the lot is full a park ranger will move you away. Most people are there for the scenery and little climbs near the lot. Few people actually go up to Turtlehead Peak. It is not an easy climb. Takes me about 2 hours up, one hour down. Few places where your hands may come into play. Do the rest of us favor. This is not a trail for little puppies or little kids. You can't get lost but you can easily go off the main trail. And yes, you can slide down the canyon. You do a get a 360 degree view of Las Vegas and the valley at the top. But having done this a million times, for me it is just a work out.
    Written January 24, 2021
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  • George S
    Miami Beach, FL1,008 contributions
    What “trail”??? This is the Strip!!! This is not some scenic nature walk, it is a walk down Las Vegas Boulevard which is an unmitigated dump!
    Written June 2, 2021
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  • Thomas Sims
    Las Vegas, NV336 contributions
    The mileage on the sign posts seemed somewhat off. The trail gets a little murky at different spots, but we made it to the arch. Wear good shoes as there are a lot of loose rocks on some parts of the trail. Bring lots of water if you go during the hot months. You can continue on to the Colorado River Overlook. So worth it.
    Written December 5, 2020
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  • Saiki T
    New Castle, IN31 contributions
    25 miles past the South Rims Visitor Center. Decent drive if you dont get stuck behind slow moving vehicles! Plenty of side of the road stops for additional viewing! Nice views and people!
    Written March 31, 2019
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  • SoCalOregonian
    Murrieta, CA9,961 contributions
    Nice area that has picnic tables, restrooms and is the trailhead for both the Petroglyph Wall Trail and the Willow Spring Loop trail, both of which are easy walks and can be done in less than 2 hours. Bring plenty of water on the walks. The picnic area has plenty of shade but be careful, as the metal tables can get hot during the day.
    Written October 6, 2019
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  • Mike A
    Reading, PA44 contributions
    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.

    Getting there is not tough, just bumpy, about 5 miles off the main highway on a very bumpy dirt/gravel road, we made it just fine in our Mazda 5 rental, 4 wheel drive is (recommended) but unless it has rained, not necessary, especially if its a rental and not your car. It's not a well traveled trail, the start is marked but that's it, don't expect a snack bar at the end.

    We always start early AM and it was nice and cool (77*). Two options to start, (1) wash trail (2) ridge trail, TAKE the RIDGE TRAIL. We opted for the wash trail and honestly got a little off trail (again we are novices), we new from the review we saw before we needed to get to an outcrop of "funny rocks", not sure why they were funny because they didn't really saw anything. After about 40 min, we noticed we were about 4 washes over from the funny rocks, so we did a lot of scrambling, climbing and sliding to get back over to the correct ridge and took the ridge trail from there. It is steep going up, the ridge trail is gravel and rock, not maintained but much easier to spot than going the wash route. We continued up to another boulder at the base of the cliffs, from there you skirt along the cliffs to a small climb and then the summit, we where short on time so we turned around at the boulder. The boulder is exactly 1/2 way up the trail at 1 mile, another mile to the summit.

    Ratings for trails are always subjective to the rater, we saw this one rated "moderately difficult" and we would agree, not a lot of climbing over boulders and such but steep and rocky.

    A good trek if you're not in a hurry.

    As a bonus on the way out saw a family of big horn sheep relaxing in the early morning sun (dad, mom and 2 kids) and also saw a wild mule, we named him Ralph, he may be wild but I don't think he was a stranger to cars, he walked right over to use and gladly ate an apple right out of my hand.
    Written July 10, 2015
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  • Tim E
    585 contributions
    It was perfect weather for a hike.
    I hike to Mary Jane Falls and on the way back down I walk an scrambled up the wash to Big falls and the water was flowing well from the snow melt. And walk over to the cave at Mary Jane Falls.
    Written May 21, 2016
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