Eight Mile Road is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Primitive areas along secluded coves and cliffs above Lake Mead. There is no designated or marked trails along here, although the gravel road works in a pinch, or a rainstorm. By horseback you can make out faint game paths to follow in and out of the hills sloping towards the coves, but if on foot, I find walking along the shoreline the best method to enjoy this area. What were quiet pristine cliffs primarily inhabited by birds, coyotes, and bighorn sheep just a few years ago are now filled with fishermen, SUVers, running children and RV's on the weekend. Weekdays are almost always secluded though and the further you hike from the first fork, the quieter it gets. Water rhythmically lapping against the shore, the shrill sounds of birds looking for prey, the occasional fish jumping out of the water makes the jet ski noise fade away in my mind. The sun can be brilliant and unforgiving if you wander far from the water.