dog friendly


nature trips

kid friendly

trail running


wild flowers


Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, photography, picnicking and sightseeing. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive where rain is scarce and temperatures can soar.

This area is currently closed until mid September 2017.

Decent easy trail. nothing too exciting but nice to get out and see the lake along with some cool railroad history.

Amazing all day hike. expect people to be around...less busy days during the week. If it's warm bring plenty of water. Also if your scared to heights and adventure...don't go.

Awesome had a great time with dog Katie and I on this trail

26 days ago

As mentioned by others this is closed from June to Sept. It has some rock scrambles and some fixed ropes. Most of the hike is exposed to sun, and becomes hotter as you get closer to the river.
1)arrive early - the parking area gets packed quickly
2) bring climbing gloves or just well fitted gloves, the ropes are old/frayed and tough on hands (ropes may or may not be in place - just luck of the draw)
3) double the water you'd have normally
4) standard first aid kit
5) sunscreen/hat
6) footwear that can get wet and retain grip, ankle support

It's an interesting hike, mostly just walking on sand but the scrambling and view at the end add to the fun. Lots of unprepared folks on the ropes, patience and kindness helps.

1 month ago

It's a nice, short walk to the dam. Very enjoyable.

Starting from the Nevada side of the road that crosses over the dam is a free roadside parking area that allows you to park while you cross the Mike O'Callaghan and Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge completed in 2010. Easy walk with fantastic views of Hoover Dam. 1905 feet long 880 feet above the Colorado River, the bridge is made of 30,000 cubic yards of concrete and 16,000,000 pounds of steel. An engineering feat, the bridge was completed using the original $240M budget. Spans from each side met in the middle within 9.5mm. Well-planned!

Super cool but too short, I wanted more. Worth seeing

what a great hike! love the rock scrambles-can't wait to do that again

Such a fun trail with fun little challenges to get over and down large boulders and then a rewarding hot spring at the end! Like everyone else said, make sure to bring a lot of water with you!

Great hike !! Fun walking thru tunnels built to support the construction of the Hover Dam.