Nature August 15, 2015
10 Trails In Nevada You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors
It’s well known that there are numerous mountains and canyons located throughout Nevada. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you shouldn’t have any problem finding the perfect hiking or biking trail. Listed below are just a few of the many beautiful trails Nevada has to offer.
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1. Calico Tanks Trail - Las Vegas
Calico Tanks Trail is located in Red Rock Canyon and is 2.5 miles round trip. It starts off easy, but then gets more difficult. If you make it to the very end, you'll get to see a wonderful view of Las Vegas. Calico Tanks Trail is dog-friendly, so be sure to bring Fido along.
2. Hunter Creek Trail - Reno
Hunter Creek Trail is a total of 7 miles and leads to a beautiful waterfall. Sections of this trail are quite rocky, so be careful. Dogs are allowed on Hunter Creek Trail, but they must be leashed at all times.
3. Flume Trail - Incline Village
The Flume Trail has been referred to as the "Best Mountain Biking Trail in the West." This trail offers 22 miles of gorgeous Lake Tahoe views.
4. Mary Jane Falls Trail - Las Vegas
Mary Jane Falls Trail begins at the bottom of Kyle Canyon. It's 2.4 miles out and back and features a waterfall. This short trail is primarily used for hiking and is dog-friendly.
5. Dry Pond Trail - Reno
Dry Pond Trail is a 4.5 mile point-to-point trail that's used for hiking and mountain biking.
6. Ice Box Canyon Trail - Las Vegas
Ice Box Canyon Trail is a total of 2.6 miles and has quite a few rocky spots. This trail takes you through a cool canyon with seasonal waterfalls.
7. Mt. Rose Summit Trail - Incline Village
Mt. Rose Summit Trail is an 11.2 mile out and back trail that's primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. It offers amazing views of Lake Tahoe from the top. This trail allows horses and dogs.
8. Charleston Peak National Scenic Trail - Las Vegas
The Charleston Peak National Scenic Trail is located within the Spring Mountains area and offers spectacular alpine views. This trail is 15.4 miles and very strenuous. Dogs are allowed.
9. Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs Trail - Boulder City
The trail leading to the Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs is 4 miles out and back, and it's rather difficult. After hiking 2 miles down the canyon, you'll come across water. The last half of the hike has rough terrain, so be careful.
10. Bristlecone Trail - Las Vegas
Bristlecone Trail has two sections: Upper Bristlecone and Lower Bristlecone. Upper Bristlecone is the starting point of this trail. Bristlecone Trail's full loop is 6 miles and it passes through groves of bristlecone pines. This trail offers great views of Lee Canyon.
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