Amargosa Trail A is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Henderson, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 869 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This 4.7 mile trail follows the Amargosa intertie power line, for which it is named, in the southeast part of Henderson. It is partly natural and partly urban. It varies from regular to wide natural surface trail, paved multi-purpose, a short section of sidewalk, and a short rough scramble across a desert wash to fill a trail gap. It starts at the new McCullough Hills TH at the end of Mission Blvd (water and restroom when complete), passes the Hidden Falls TH, Shaded Canyon TH, Paseo Verde TH (water and restroom), and ends at the Reunion Trails Park (water and restroom). The beginning section has nice views of Henderson and the Las Vegas Valley, and the backcountry beyond, the second section is pleasant but no views.

hiking
4 days ago

One of my top 5

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rocky
6 days ago

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28 days ago

This trail easy to access, close to town. I like to start at the Shaded Canyon trailhead and go to the Hidden Falls Park and back. It’s a nice 4 mile trek. The Shaded Canyon side is more rough, but you get a bit of shade. The views are better and the trail is smoother on the Hidden Falls side. Lots of wildflowers in the spring. The only downside to this trail right now is the heavy excavation and construction that is happening on the land directly adjacent to the trail. In some spots, just inches off the trail.

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1 month ago

The directions to get to the trail are wrong. Other than that, I enjoyed the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with nice views. Dog and kid friendly.

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1 month ago

Nice hike. I’m giving it 4 stars because of all the construction going on at the middle part of this hike. Heavy equipment is being used to drill into the side of mountain, looks like they are building more housing developments. Other than that, it’s a nice hike w a few hill peaks to get a nice view of the valley. Worth doing if you’re looking for available open hikes during the quarantine.

1 month ago

great hike. not too many people. dog friendly.

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1 month ago

Great hike for a easy to light moderate conditions. Nice views once in the hills. Would recommend.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fun trail with the kids.

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rocky
5 months ago

First 1/3 rd is residential. The subdivision is completed. Halfway along they are terracing the mountain so there is construction near the trail. It's worth climbing to the peak of the first hill although it's not officially part of the trail.

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rocky
5 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

The new housing complex going up adjacent to Shady Canyon has slightly damaged the trail... but it still accessible, nice easy hike nothing too bad.

running
rocky
7 months ago

Nice trail great views

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rocky
7 months ago

On the easier side of moderate, if not easy all together. No scrambling despite the tag on the trail, only one section where it’s steep down and up, but the distance is maybe 50’ of trail. No shade, be prepared to be warm. Difficult to follow at times due to intersection of other trails and service roads for the high voltage lines, but keep your map up and pay attention and you’ll be fine.

hiking
10 months ago

was a really nice backyard trail, but the construction and fumes really ruin it. probably won't go back for a while.

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rocky
Wed May 22 2019

I haven’t been on this trail in over a year and agree with other recent comments that the new housing development going up on the ridge near the Shaded Canyon trailhead is terrible! For the first mile of the trail, you can hear the CAT equipment, and at one point I felt I was going to have rocks dumped on top of me. That’s how close it is. What a shame.

running
Tue May 07 2019

Still a decent trail to run for hills. The bad, another housing development going up directly to the south of the trail. No longer a peaceful trail with a view. Just a trail with a view and loud construction.

hiking
Mon Apr 01 2019

More of a workout hike rather than nature hike. Some really nice views and excellent for when you don’t have time to head to the hills but noisy from freeway and ongoing construction around the area.

Sat Mar 23 2019

Great hike and awesome view. It was a nice day and the trail wasn't overly crowded. The area and trail was clean, with a clear path. I would recommend this hike for all.

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Mon Jan 21 2019

Good hike that’s close to home. I chose a poor day to go as it was super windy so I only went a little over a mile in where I had a great view of the city. I look forward to picking a better day to complete the whole hike.

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Mon Dec 31 2018

My 3 yo and I started at Shaded Canyon TH to skip the suburban portion and completed the majority of it before we turned around back to our car. It was a great winding dirt/rocky trail with varying elevation gains & different views. Great for trail running. The power lines overhead (the trails namesake) were a little unnerving as you can hear the constant buzzing of high voltage electricity overhead. Not a problem if you use earbuds. We will definitely be back.

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