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Blue Diamond Hill Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 1,341 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Erick Ceron
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Mountain biking

Very good trail for mount biking.

Jeff Kempski
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

This trail is 8 miles with decent views and lots of lizards. Started counterclockwise

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LINDSAY SWIFT
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HikingRocky

Started CLOCKWISE.

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Grant O
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Katelyn Welch
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Hiking

Most definitely 8.1 and not 7.2! Defiantly recommend doing the trail counter clockwise!!! A little scrambling involved but not much. Tons of views and small wildlife. Once you reach the top it’s breathe taking! The 3 mile stretch on the way down is pretty steep with loose rock. Over all great day hike! Completed in 4 1/2 hrs!

Jeff & Clare Bright
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Hiking

Fantastic Trail! Did it counter-clockwise so we had the shallower but longer climb up to the summit. Beautiful views of Vegas once at the top and then the 3 mile STEEP descent down through the canyon was spectacular! I would have hated to have gone CW and had to do that climb up. Total loop on my GPS watch was 8.1 miles. Total time was 3:35. Bring lots of water as it gets warmer.

Justin Hanke
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Rana Cho
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Spectacular views! More like 8.5 miles but well worth it.

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Rick Cosmas
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Hiking

One of the best moderate trails I have ever hiked. It is outside the park so there is no fee or crowd (I saw a total of 7 people - all within the first two miles). The vistas vary from nice to stunning. Did it counterclockwise which made for a gradual ascent and excellent Vegas reveal at the top. Be sure to go up to the cairn when you get there for a great panorama. The trail is not well marked but it is easy to follow (remember to download the AllTrails map beforehand as you will have several junctions). There is no water availability. I had a perfect February 60 degree clear day so my my hydration need was low. There is very little tree cover so I can see this as being brutal in the summer. The only thing holding me back from giving this a five star rating is it does not have a high degree of difficulty / personal challenge. It is however a most excellent day hike.

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Juan carlos Lopez
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Hiking

Nice views

lauren oliver
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Hiking

We did the trail clockwise and there is a fairly steep section for the first 2.5 miles. It will definitely get your heart rate up! Absolutely breathtaking view of the entire Las Vegas valley and Red Rock when you get to the top. Good hike for dogs! The mileage is actually 8.2 miles and took us 4 hours.

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Louise Miller
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Dan Braun
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Great views and fun, dog friendly trail. Theres a part where you have to go off trail to complete the loop about half way through. Just make sure to use the all trails map and have your gps on.

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Dakota Martorana
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It was an amazing trail! The views are out of this world! Bring tons of water! And good layers! Don’t forget the sunscreen! Wear shoes with good ankle support! And be sure to keep your eyes on the trail! It’s easy to lose! But definitely a beauty! Will do again!

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Ted Vahan
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Hiking

Crappy trail. We enjoyed the hike but I'm not convinced you can follow this trail. We were three experienced hikers who got off this trail a few times and ended up off the trail before turning around and returning. The only highlight was coming off the trail and diverting down along the edge of the canyon on the way back. Also, really ticked that the visitors center is behind a paid entrance.

Patrice Bernard
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Hiking

We went just because it was there. Loved it. A bit scrabbly at times. The view of the Strip, Fremont Street and Lake Mead was good. Must be spectacular on an extremely clear day. Take more water than you think you’ll need

Melissa O'Gilbert
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Hiking

Absolutely gorgeous. We got deviated just a bit from the trail a couple of times but it ended up actually being 7.92 miles instead. The climb up thru the canyon took awhile but the views were amazing and loved the pain of the upward climb.

Mike Hulburt
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Hiking

Started from the Cowboy Trail Rides side. Nice leg burn up through Caren Canyon to Muffin Ridge. Great views of the Strip for about a half mile along the ridge to the BDH peak. The descent down leads to multiple trails that connect to Boneshaker and ultimately back down through Fossil Ridge to the parking lot.

Letitia Haynes
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Hiking

Great hike and a perfect day to do this open spaces hike. No water. In any of the creeks. Beautiful vistas and unexpected views of Vegas at the top.

Krissy Thomas
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this area has several trails that vary in length and difficulty. Many of the trails can be linked together to create loops

Patrick Martinez
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Mountain biking

Excellent area to mountain bike ride. Large enough area with beginner to expert trails. My first time riding the trails was a little scary not knowing where I was going but I've been coming up here 3 times a month for over year now and I ride the trails from Blue Diamond to the extreme south late night parking looking for more to venture.

Jennifer Kuhlmann
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This trail is very very easy to get lost on. It is poorly marked. There are multiple trails that you can get distracted from and lost on.

John Foster
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Backpacking

a great hike today...except for the hail! got a little turned around on a dead end trail but got back in action after backtracking it!

Patrick Martinez
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Mountain biking

Great mountain biking trail went midmorning in July brought plenty of fluids

Corinne Wurm
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There are many hiking trails in this area and you can easily lose track of the one you are on but if you have 3-4 hours to wander and explore, it's great! We decided to be adventurous and take the Bone Shaker trail which is rated as extreme and it was nerve wracking with all of the loose gravel so I do not recommend it as a hike unless you have strong ankles and excellent shoes!

Steve Studer
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Hiking

Great hike, great view. Part's steep and rocky. The length was 8 1/3 miles not 6.

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