Las Vegas Overlook Loop is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Las Vegas, NV that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A hike with a stunning view of the Las Vegas Valley and Red Rock Canyon This is a hike to the Muffins and a trail that goes along the edge of Blue Diamond Hill with views of the Las Vegas Valley. You return by a mountain bike trail called the Boneshaker. The hike is moderate in difficulty. The difficult thing about it may be the distance. There is in excess of 1,000 feet of elevation gain on the way to the Muffins and then on to the Las Vegas Overlook. There's a still a bit more until you reach the crest of Blue Diamond Hill and walk along the trail that goes to the second overlook. From there, it's downhill, some of it being steep and a bit dicey. Much of this trail was formed by mountain bikers and horseback riders. Much of Blue Diamond Hill is criss-crossed by various trails that bikers, horse riders, and hikers use. You can extend your hike by going any number of ways or exploring this hill in different areas on different hikes.
Great views on the trail, when you get to the ridge and see the strip in the distance. However when you do get to the ridge it is a bit tricky to see where the trail goes. I went up the loop clockwise and trying to get on the good downhill part of the loop was tough.
Beautiful and just about right
Great hike, trail branches not marked so had to use innate sense or follow on the GPS. Bring your hiking poles. Took 3 hours hiking with a few short rests. Recommend going clockwise on the route. Trailhead starts on left side after passing the main horse corral.
The trail starts at the horseback riding stables. There are no trails signs...so my friend and I got a bit lost. It was totally worth it tho! Awesome hike!! The view of Vegas is amazing!!! You can even see lake mead! To find the beginning of the trail walk past the horse corral and walk to your left. We found where it started at the end of the hike