Gold Strike Hot Spring Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder City, NV that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
A strenuous hike through a wonderful canyon to some hot springs pools. This hike is one of a kind. There are 8 fixed ropes if you go all the way to the river. Some are difficult especially when coming back up. You will have wet boots and having them hold on the boulders you need to climb can be a slippery affair. At the 1.5 mile point of the hike, you come to the first obstacle, a large boulder with what looks like a nasty drop off. If you look at the rock wall to your right, you'll see some steps in the rock wall. There is a strap here to help you down the steps. Coming back, you really don't need the strap although it will give those who want some security an aid to come back up. A short distance after this, the wash opens into its widest of the hike, and several washes come in together. Keep walking down and you'll come to the next rope. This goes down the left side of the rock wall. This isn't difficult to do. You just need to use the rope as intended and walk down backwards while moving down the rope. There is one other slight work around in this area, too. There's a dry fall that some slide down. There is a blue arrow painted on the rocks to the left of the chute showing you how to walk around and down this dry fall. After you have cleared these obstacles, you arrive at what once was the Upper Goldstrike Hot Springs pools. Sadly, most have dried up. There are a few pools farther down that still have water, but you'll see the remnants of the pools that no longer have any source for filling. The rest has 5 fixed ropes, the last being a bit difficult, especially when you're coming back and you have those wet boots.
Amazing hike! Camped down by the river.
loved it lots of climbing go with experience hikers in groups lots of water go in the morning to return by afternoon. take hiking boots and gloves for ur hands lots lots of water . you will definitely feel and wake up sore the next day your whole body good work out.
Heads up - this trail is closed for the summer and will reopen in October. Hoping to save you all a drive out there!
great trail! have been down this one several times
I really enjoyed this trail. The scenery changed so much during the hike. It started off very plain and boring with loose gravel and not much to see. By the time you got halfway in it changed drastically and you could see crashed automobiles, which was wild. Walking over rusted Pistons was interesting. Colors started to get more vivid in the rocks and vegetation. The trail itself goes from very easy to challenging. Many people said this was easy but in my personal opinion it was challenging. I have little upper body strength and I'm short, therefore some of the ropes were difficult. I required assistance. I also suffer from anxiety. Some of the drop offs didn't help with that. I enjoyed turning corners and finding several hot springs to choose from to soak in. And the finale at the Colorado Rover was spectacular. The views were well worth the bruises, cuts and scrapes I got. Keep in mind this is a popular trail and sometimes the rope areas get congested with people going both directions. You might get stuck waiting for a while. I would suggest several items to bring with you for this hike. GLOVES to protect your hands from hot and sharp rocks, WATER SHOES to change into toward the end to protect your hiking shoes from getting wet and also the rocks in the river are sharp. WATER. BIODEGRADABLE TOILET PAPER as there are no portapotties and this can be a long day, SNACKS. SUNSCREEN. Also, please take your trash out with you. I was disappointed to see so much trash all over this otherwise lovely trail. It's not that hard to carry it out if you carried it in! LEAVE NATURE BEAUTIFUL so everyone can enjoy it.
Water was warm and not so bad of a hike about 3 miles till you get to the springs
thing to bring
water shoes for water. pointy rocks sharp rocks at the river.
plenty of water and snacks
goggles if you wanna see in the water
this hike has 8 rope climb down none of them are not difficult but the last 1
rope need maintain and for,asome people might be hard getting back up.
love this hike. So beautiful!
My partner and I thought we would get lost in the trail but with the arrows showing us where to go, it was easy to go through it. It was challenging at first as this is our first time but it was all worth when we reached the river.
When we were returning to the trailhead, it was getting hot so it required tons of energy. We recommend to go early morning and bring tons of water in case you stay longer.
Fun, even with kids. It's a little challenging, but totally worth the hike. there were beatific views all around.
8 rope climbs along the path. You can move mountains after this hike!
This trail is great!. Bring plenty of water, globes and extra dry cloths ( extra shorts, shirt and shoes). Wear hiking shoes or shoes with a good grip. Do not bring pets, the trail is difficult for pets . There is a total of 8 robes and it takes approximately 1.5 hours, from the first robe to the end of the trail. The view is amazing! Great experience.
this trail is great. just make sure you go in the winter, or start out very early. when you get to the river turn left and walk down river a bit. there is a little cave with water shooting out making a bunch of vapor in the cold air.
Went to Vegas for the glitter in the lights and found myself gazing on the unwritten walls of this spectacular canyons. There were plentiful to be in awe of. The spectacles on the rocks rose from the desert sand to the peak of every drop of the cliff. The few hot springs provides comfort to the sole at the end of every obstacles. Where the river begins was when our journey ends. The trek back felt like it took an entire afternoon but well worth the sweat. Be sure to bring extra H2O and leave no trash behind.
An amazing hike with plenty of rock scrambling. Was my first difficult hike and was very impressed with the scenery. Will definitely be doing this trail again