Nature June 27, 2016
These 8 Trails In Nevada Will Lead You To Unforgettable Places
Nevada is well known for its incredible outdoor recreation opportunities, especially hiking. There are many trails located throughout the Silver State—some much harder to hike than others. And even though some of the trails are hard, hikers experience amazing views once they reach the very end.
In the past, we’ve featured some of Nevada’s very best trails. That list can be viewed
here. Now, let’s take a look at eight additional trails in Nevada that’ll lead you to unforgettable places.
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1. Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint
Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint, located within the Boundary Peak Wilderness, near Dyer, is a 5.9 mile out and back trail. This hiking trail is accessible June-October. Although it's rated difficult, Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint offers incredible scenic views from the top, making it well worth the hike.
2. Grapevine Canyon Trail
While hiking the Grapevine Canyon Trail, you can expect to see beautiful waterfalls and 1,000-year-old petroglyphs. This 3.4-mile out and back trail, located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Laughlin, has a moderate rating and is mostly used for hiking, walking and birding. The Grapevine Canyon Trail is accessible March-October.
3. Frenchman Mountain Trail
Located in Shadow Rock Park, near Henderson, is Frenchman Mountain Trail. This 3.9-mile out and back trail has a difficult rating and is accessible year-round. For those of you who hike this trail, you'll experience great views of Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base.
4. Las Vegas Wetlands Trail
The Las Vegas Wetlands Trail, located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, is a 0.8 mile loop trail. It features a beautiful lake and numerous activity options. The Las Vegas Wetlands Trail is accessible February-November.
5. Lone Mountain Loop
Lone Mountain Loop, located in Lone Mountain Park, near Las Vegas, is a 3.3-mile loop trail that's great for all skill levels. Children are able to hike this trail, and it's also dog friendly.
6. St. Thomas Trail
Located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Overton, is the St. Thomas Trail. St. Thomas is a ghost town that was underwater for more than 60 years and has recently emerged because of Nevada's ongoing drought. The St. Thomas Trail is a 2-mile loop trail that has a moderate rating and is mostly used for hiking. This dog-friendly and horse-friendly trail is accessible September-May.
7. Railroad Tunnel Trail
The Railroad Tunnel Trail is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City. This 7.2-mile out and back trail is great for all skill levels and offers incredible views of Lake Mead. It's mostly used for hiking and road biking, and is accessible year-round.
8. Pine Creek Canyon Trail
The Pine Creek Canyon Trail, located within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, near Las Vegas, has a moderate rating and is accessible year-round. This 5-mile out and back trail features ponds, a waterfall, cliffs and boulders. It's mostly used for hiking and trail running.
Have you taken any of these trails?