Las Vegas Overlook Loop is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada 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
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.
Awesome hike! Park at horseback riding lower lot and go through gate. I took the first trail to the right (counterclockwise) What beautiful desert views and an easy first three miles to the top; some switchbacks and somewhat marked trails. Top of hike plateaued and I was able to trail run... next half of hike I caught up with the Bonecrusher Bike Trail (cool sign!) and the next two miles were steep downhill and rocky, great view of the RR Visitors Center and loop.
Went on a foggy, rainy day. Had waited a year to do this hike and the weather would not cooperate. The elevation climb on Bomb Voyage is a welcome challenge. Once you pass the Muffins it flattens out but you can lose sight of the trail at times. There are a couple picnic tables at Blue Diamond hill where I assume the view is fantastic. There are a lot of loose sharp rocks on this trail which I frequently kicked up into my own ankles. Painful. Use boots if you have them, or hightop trail runners. Due to the fog I wasn't able to enjoy the LV view. Perhaps next year. I uploaded GPX in 2 parts, split by my rest break at the picnic tables.
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