7 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Nevada That Are 1 Mile And Under
Spring is one of the best times to get out and explore Nevada. The insane heat of summer hasn’t set in yet, and the weather is usually just perfect for spending some time outside. There’s no better way to take advantage of this beautiful season than to plan a hiking adventure that the whole family can enjoy. These seven kid-friendly hikes are perfect for children because they are easy and short, but they boast some incredible scenery that is sure to please adults as well. Take a look. Have you completed any of these? Here are some of the best hikes in Nevada for families with little ones:
What other kid-friendly hikes do you know of? Which ones would you call the best hikes in Nevada? Tell us about your picks in the comments, and then take a look at these 11 Beautiful Hikes In Nevada for even more incredibly outdoor adventures!
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Best Hikes in Nevada
What are some of the best easy hikes in Nevada?
Nevada is a wonderful state for anyone who enjoys a good hike. With more than 1,000 trails to pick from, it’s no wonder so many folks come here from out of state to explore (and we’re not talking exploring the Strip!). Some of our favorite easy hikes in Nevada – for those days you just don’t feel like putting THAT much effort into – include gems like the Floyd Lamb Park Tule Springs Park Trail, which is at the Centennial Hills in North Las Vegas. It’s a nice, pleasant hike around a lovely park complete with a pond and plenty of nice spots to stop and relax. Another favorite is the 12 Mile Hot Springs Trail within Wells. With more than 300 known hot springs in Nevada, many of them are host to excellent hikes, and 12 Mile Hot Springs Trail is one of the best. It’s four miles, out and back, and even just soaking your feet in the hot springs at the end makes it worth it.
What are the most scenic hikes in Nevada?
As we mentioned above, there are quite literally 1,000+ hiking trails in Nevada, all of which are very much worth the effort to do. Of course, there might just be entirely too many trails to explore even in one lifetime... but who said we can’t try? Why not start with some of the most scenic hikes in Nevada, like the Calico Tanks Trail at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s rated as moderately challenging and extends just 2.2 miles, featuring stellar views of Las Vegas from way above. The surrounding sandstone hills are a pleasant bonus! Then, try the Mary Jane Falls Trail within the Mount Charleston Wilderness; it’s 3.9-mile moderately challenging (uphill) hike, so do keep that in mind while planning your next big outing. How about an easy one to round them out? Be sure to do the Fire Wave Trail at Valley of Fire State Park; it’s easy and just a mile and a half in length, sure to please even the most seasoned of hikers.