Our Favorite Trails

If you’re reading this, chances are there is no need to convince you of the benefits of getting outdoors. Whether you’re seeking a way to spend time with your family & friends, wanting to get some exercise or just needing to clear your mind and rejuvenate, getting outdoors for a quick mile loop or spending a few hours on the trail will leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed. With over 180 miles of trails in Henderson and many more options within 20 minutes, we thought we’d help you out and narrow down some of our favorites. All you need is some sunblock, some water and a good pair of shoes.

One more thing before you go . . . these trails are well-maintained, so please remember to do your part (while making your mother proud) and leave them the way you found them. 

Ok, Public Service Announcement over. Happy hiking! 

Historic Railroad Trail

With a round trip distance of 7.5 miles and a mild elevation change of 11 ft., this trail is perfect for all level hikers (turn around at tunnel 2 if you want less cries from your kids or keep going to tunnel 5 if you’re set on going the distance). Regardless of how far you trek, the panoramic views of Lake Mead are with you all the way. Walk, run, bike or stroll; this trail is user friendly to all, even your furry friends. 

River Mountains Loop Trail 

Don’t be alarmed with what we are about to tell you. Are you ready? The River Mountains Loop Trail is approximately 34 miles in length (we know, that’s more than a marathon). The good part is, with many access points you don’t have to complete the whole thing (or do and let us know how it goes!). Surrounding the River Mountains and connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, 

Boulder City and Henderson, this paved path is great for pedestrians and cyclists who can endure the 1,300+ feet from its highest and lowest points (again, there are many access points, steep elevation is an option). 

Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Canyon Trail

This trail is unlike the other trails listed for a couple of reasons: 1. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (and they’re pretty serious about that), 2. The trail is not pet or stroller friendly due to it being rocky with climbing necessary in some parts, and 3. There are petroglyphs (you know, ancient rock art)! 

This 4.4 mile loop trail features beautiful wild flowers and is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts and those wanting to view the unique scenic and geologic features, access to the Sloan Canyon Visitor Contact Station parking lot may be temporarily restricted, sooooo, we suggest you get there early (what’s the saying? “The early bird gets the worm?” Well in this case, the early bird gets the parking spot).

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