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Definitely a good workout and the risk is well worth the reward in the end!

Great hike at night. Plan on 8 miles down to the lower spring. Well worth it.

Definitely hard but still doable! Totally worth it, must get in the springs & go to the lake. So beautiful & relaxing before the hike back

Awesome !!! It’s a 3hrs to get all the way down to the lake and another 3 hrs back ... 8 miles in total

Great hike for all ages! Some technical areas, bouldering, ropes in place. Heavily trafficked.

Tough hike going up hill most of the first half and could not hike the whole loop. Able to see the Colorado river and the Thumb Butte. Next time I will start to the left on the loop hoping it's not as steep, and try to complete the loop.

rock climbing
14 days ago

Great trail, first time bouldering! Back snacks and enough water. Gloves for climbing rocks helpful.

hiking
15 days ago

Trail closed at 3rd tunnel - we did not see any signs that it was closed until we got to that point. Tried from the Hoover dam side the next day and again there were no signs that the trail was closed. We hiked to the first tunnel and found the gates closed so could go no further. Terrible communication from the park service.

Best Hike in Las Vegas!!! Moderate-Diff Intensity Hike but VERY worth it at the end. BRING a small backpack with swim or hot tub gear and WATER & SNACKS for when you get to the end but pack light ;)

Went last week (October 2018); fun bouldering, slot canyon, springs and river access. Plus some hidden spots that are fun to find.

hiking
24 days ago

We began at sunrise and gosh was this a beautiful hike! Totally worth the work for the view at the end! This is a very secluded hike, this was my second time and I did not see a single other person. The class 3 rock scrambling sounded and looked intimidating from afar but as soon as we got up close to it it was a piece of cake! I wouldn’t recommend to take young kids, elders, or dogs up it though. When you’re finished, turn right on kingmans wash road and take a dip in the lake before heading home!

trail running
25 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike! The trail is a little tough to follow at the start, but then once you’re headed up it’s very easy to follow. Great view from the top of vegas and the lake (and if you look hard you can even see Hoover Dam! Only wish it was a loop instead of an out and back.

mountain biking
26 days ago

this was great! our first effort on our bikes, windy day, lightly traveled- I will look forward to doing this again.
we combined this with additional riding along lake mead.

walking
28 days ago

With all the great hikes in the Vegas area I don't think I would do this one again. It was super easy: wide, flat, mostly straight. But it was quite long and there is no shade except the tunnels, so I'm not sure if kids or elderly could do the whole thing. There are some great views of the lake and the railroad tunnels had bats, but mostly I hiked it so I could get to Hoover Dam without dealing with the chaos of the traffic and parking garage there. Went early in the day in June and had to help an elderly lady suffering from heat exhaustion back to her car and her daughter was going to take her to the hospital. Take plenty of water and keep in mind that if you go to the Dam, it can add at least another mile. Also at certain times of day or year the gates to certain parts can be closed.

Love this trail! One of mine & my dog Annies favorites ✌

Enjoyed the bouldering, went w/gr8 company, love that it went to the river. I'll do it at least once more and have recommended it. Sad about the the garbage but that's probably inevitable.

Amazingggggg hike. A true gem really. The canyon is beautiful. Some bigger climbs down on the trail which can be somewhat strenuous for solo hikers. The canyon can get pretty chilly this time of year through the narrows if the canyon so you may bring a jacket just in case. Beware the trails are somewhat hard to read due to no signs but you can keep track by footprints along the path. Enjoy!

Fantastic bouldering down to the Colorado. Took my wife and 10 and 13 year old boys. Fun and challenging. My wife’s current favorite hike. Well worth it. Plan on a dip in the river as well.

trail running
1 month ago

Nice flat trail with amazing views on Lake Mead and old railroad tunnels

Really easy hike, more of a walk really. Quite a bit of foot traffic/bikes on this trail. Nice scenic views.

hiking
1 month ago

A little tough, but definitely worth it. Make sure you follow the right trail from the start as me and my friend got off track at the beginning. When you get to the mountain and start climbing up, go right, not left. You can go left but its much more difficult and there's less of a trail. Don't forget to sign the little notebook once you get to the top!

This was a very exciting hike/rock climbing experience for me im glad I did it, it was strenuous but it’s worth it in the end,I definitely liked this one it is different from my regular hikes because it includes a lot of rock climbing but the experience is what counts so it’s something you won’t regret even if you’re a regular hiker

Two friends and I completed this yesterday 10/13/2018. I was not really prepared for the physical side, but this was such an amazing experience. The gorgeous canyon views and hot springs make it worth while!

One of the most unique hikes I’ve ever done. Great views. Pretty easy if your a rock climber. I’d put myself as a moderate rock climber and thought the hike to be easy but I wouldn’t recommend to people who have no rock climbing experience. Fairly strenuous if the temps are hot.

Nice trail for moderately and well fit hikers. Some of the markings are hard to follow in lower sections but once on trail it’s easy to follow. Nice views of LV and the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an amazing, beautiful hike. By far our favorite of the many trails we’ve hiked. That being said, it is somewhat difficult and more strenuous than any I’ve hiked. Bring plenty of water, and wear a good comfortable shoe with good grips. The rocks are slippery when your shoes are wet. There are ropes in place to get you down the difficult areas, they will require plenty of upper body strength to get back up.

Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs as well as the cool river. It gets dark early, bring a flashlight just in case. We ended up hiking the last mile out after sunset. I wouldn’t recommend hiking alone as some areas require a team effort. Bring snacks containing sodium and potassium to avoid leg cramps.

Enjoy. We are already looking forward to a return hike.

This trail is no joke. I just did this trail on Oct. 9th. It was perfect weather for the hike at about 75 degrees. The whole trail took about 4.5 hrs. The way down is fairly simple, just go slow and steady and make sure you take the rope sections seriously cause if you fall it could cause some serious damage. The way back up is much harder because you have to pull yourself up the rocks and ropes so it uses a lot of upper body strength. I love hiking but this trail was almost too much for me to handle. I only went with one other person and we struggled to get back up, luckily a couple came along and we worked together to get through all the rocks and ropes. I would definitely suggest bringing at least four people on this hike unless you are a very well versed hiker/rock climber. Overall the trail is hard but doable if you take it slow and steady and travel with a group.

Sunday 10/7/18 1 PM - Nice views, a decent workout and a bit technical due to loose rocks. A major drawback for me was the amount of air traffic. Noisy helicopters and airplanes were in abundance. Multiple routes for the first leg of this trail. I recommend the ridge route.

Saturday Oct 6th 2018 1 PM - about a mile in you get away from the freeway noise and power lines. However, the noise from helicopters (I assume doing aerial tours of Hoover Dam) is atrocious. Somewhat crowded on this day too. I did get a few quiet moments in the canyon that were wonderful, but unfortunately, they were the exception and not the norm.

Only difficult during the first third in my opinion as a 65 year old man. The best views in the entire state in my opinion. Better than Tahoe and Wheeler Peak though some of my friends differ about Tahoe!

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