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Best trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona? AllTrails has 41 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area ranging from 1 to 47.8 km and from 170 to 1,664 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Park information
Area:
607028 hectares
Contact
(702) 293-8990
Top trails (41)
#1 - Arizona (Ringbolt) Hot Springs Trail
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 9.5 km • Est. 3 h 12 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. Note: Trail closed from May 15 - Sept 30 due to extreme heat according to National Park Service website. The trail head is an easy parking lot, Show more
#2 - Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 9.7 km • Est. 3 h 24 m
Please note: As of March 2020, trail is closed until further notice. This trail is closed in the summer (May 15 - Sept 30) because it is too hot. It is also recommended you leave dogs at home. For moShow more
#3 - Railroad Tunnel Trail
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 13.2 km • Est. 3 h 17 m
NOTE: Access to the Dam is currently CLOSED. This easy trail can be walked, jogged, or biked. Remnants of the Hoover Dam's construction can be seen throughout the entirety of this route. There are fiShow more
#4 - White Owl Canyon via 33 Hole
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.8 km • Est. 1 h 40 m
White Owl Canyon via 33 Hole is a 5.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder City, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nShow more
#5 - Anniversary Narrows and Lowell Wash
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 15.9 km • Est. 5 h 2 m
Anniversary Narrows and Lowell Wash is a 15.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Henderson, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#6 - Liberty Bell Arch
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 8.2 km • Est. 2 h 40 m
Note: This trail is closed until further notice due to COVID-19: https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/temporary-operational-adjustments.htm NOTE: Trail closed from May 15 - Sept 30 due to extreme hShow more
#7 - Lone Palm
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.4 km • Est. 2 h 13 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. The starting point for this hike is at a gravel parking area off of Highway 93 across from Kingman Wash Road. TheShow more
#8 - Fortification Hill
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.6 km • Est. 2 h 21 m
This is a little-known trail that climbs to the summit of Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano gone mesa, which overlooks Lake Mead and the Hoover Damn. Most of the trail is fairly easy, although Show more
#9 - Lake Mead Bluff Trail
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1 h 13 m
Lake Mead Bluff Trail is a 4.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Henderson, Nevada that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used Show more
#10 - Lake Mead/Hoover Dam Walking Tour
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 2.1 km • Est. 38 m
Lake Mead/Hoover Dam Walking Tour is a 2.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Willow Beach, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
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