Amargosa Trail A is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Henderson, NV that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This 4.7 mile trail follows the Amargosa intertie power line, for which it is named, in the southeast part of Henderson. It is partly natural and partly urban. It varies from regular to wide natural surface trail, paved multi-purpose, a short section of sidewalk, and a short rough scramble across a desert wash to fill a trail gap. It starts at the new McCullough Hills TH at the end of Mission Blvd (water and restroom when complete), passes the Hidden Falls TH, Shaded Canyon TH, Paseo Verde TH (water and restroom), and ends at the Reunion Trails Park (water and restroom). The beginning section has nice views of Henderson and the Las Vegas Valley, and the backcountry beyond, the second section is pleasant but no views.
Very difficult for a first hike. Pushed myself too hard but was worth it.
This is a great trail. I did a out and back hike going north. There are beautiful views of Henderson and Las Vegas. Henderson is doing a wonderful job making interesting hiking trails.
I started the trail on my bike at the trailhead at Shadow Canyon Dr and W Horizon Ridge Pkway. It goes across the McCollough Hills and under the power lines for 2.1 miles to the trailhead at Hidden Falls Park.. It's steep at times making me get off my bike and walk the elevations. It's got great views in all directions of the Las Vegas valley with the Strip and the Spring Mountains range on the background. West Las Vegas can also be seen with the Frenchman mountain as well as parts of South Henderson. At about 1.2 miles into the trail all signs of civilization like the city views, housing developments and power lines disappear giving the impression that you are riding in the middle of a desert mountain range. I do recommend starting at the trailhead at Shadow Canyon so you can enjoy the final leg of the route on your way down to Hidden Falls Park on a really nice and steep descent. Restroom facilities are found on this spot.