Looking for a great trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona? AllTrails has 35 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 16 moderate trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area ranging from 0.6 to 29.7 miles and from 557 to 5,459 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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ohv / off road driving

hot springs

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.

Great trail but super crowded on the weekends. There are ropes that act as bottle necks and some have long waits going down and, again, coming back up. If you're not bringing kids, consider going to Arizona Hot Springs about five miles down the freeway. (There might be unclothed people.) AHS also goes down to the Colorado River and has an amazing hot springs. AHS is much less crowded on the weekends. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/arizona-ringbolt-hot-springs-trail

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

We originally were just going to do the trail as indicated, but the extra mile or so to the Hoover Dam was absolutely worth it. At 80 degrees it’s still pretty warm, so definitely never do this trail in the summer months because it is so exposed. The tunnels ended up being way cooler than expected, and the stretch between tunnel 5 and the Hoover Dam has almost no people on it, so you can have a bit of privacy to your hike.

This trail flat out kicked my butt. The scenery was super nice but I gave it 3 stars cause the walk back was nothing but misery for me. My wife handled it like a champ though. The whole was is in a sandy/rocky terrain making the hike back up double hard. Take plenty of water.

One of the most highly recommend hikes! I did this last time i came to visit and took my girlfriend here this time. The springs are amazing. I cannot stress enough, bring 2 gallons of water per person and water shoes/sandals.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
7 days ago

There isn’t a designated trail but still work the hike! My golden loved the right rocky areas and the views were great!

hiking
no shade
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Very easy trail with very good views

This hike was fun and challenging until you get to certain areas where the climb down is far and the only way of getting there is one rope. Crowds start to form waiting until the people trying to climb down on some of these rocks I believe there should be more mechanisms to help the transfer from such a height and maybe some warning signs would be helpful as well, because I did see many people struggle and a few get hurt.

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
7 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 days ago

great hike made more enjoyable by helping others climb back up. recommended for sure

It a great hike, but it kicked our ass. We had 2 water packs with 2.5 liters each, and also had 6 bottles of water. We took our kids and ran out of water. we went down the right side (hit the river first) then went up through the hot springs on the way back. Ended up taking a wrong turn following the all trails map too closely instead of looking at the trail markers (spotty service if best so cant trust all trails all the time). Thought we were taking an easier route but soon ran into a dead end and while already exhausted, had to hike back down to catch the trail again. At this point we had low water and were facied with a hard uphill climb. Ran completely out of water and was worried, luckily since we were back on the trail we asked another hiker for assistance, he gave us some water and ended up telling another group hiking down who assisted us further. We finally made it back to the parking area as the parks service was about to go down and look for us (the first hiker had called just to be safe). Was so happy for all the support and was a huge reality check to bring more water than you think you will need. Also came across a baby rattle snake on the way back, that was scary too with kids. Trail itself is beautiful and fun so I am not knocking stars off it just because we were no prepared enough. We will do this hike again im sure, but with so much more preparation.

This is the best spot to see the front of the dam.

Nice walk with excellent views of the Dam

Rating is N/A as the road to the narrows is washed out just past the mine area, with a 6-8 foot drop. So plan on extra miles or bring a shovel and pickaxe to fix the road/drop off.

hiking
no shade
11 days ago

extremely easy Trail. Mostly paved. saw very little wildlife. Road Runner's, rabbits,Birds

Easy trail with excellent views of the red rocks

hiking
13 days ago

Very easy trail, great views of the lake and some very cool history in the tunnels. Mostly sun unless you’re in the tunnels so it does get warm! Bring water! Perfect last minute day hike for an outdoors fix!

hiking
no shade
14 days ago

running
bridge out
no shade
14 days ago

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