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Cleopatra Wash Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Cleopatra Wash Trail is a 16.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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.

Distance: 16.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,037 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

rock climbing

bird watching

ohv / off road driving

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

off road driving
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is very fun. It starts out as a 4x4 trail/dirt road, but then splits off after about 3 miles into the cleopatra wash (on your left). This is different from the highlighted 4x4 route on AllTrails. Hikers should be experienced/comfortable with scrambling and rock climbing. Be prepared with a rope to climb down the last of rocky sections, which is too far to jump. After this section, there is about a 30 foot drop, but you can circumvent this by ascending to your right, which will lead you to Lake Mead. There is some loose rock, but it’s not a terribly difficult climb. Overall, the trail took 2 hours to get to Lake Mead and 2.5 hours to get back to our car. We took about an hour break to swim and have lunch. We are relatively fit, young and walking quickly. We ran into a rattlesnake, plenty of bees, and several tarantula hawks. Be mindful where you put your hands and feet.

off road driving
rocky
scramble
washed out
6 months ago

Nice mix of scramble over rock beds, dirt ditches and loose rocks. This is out and back trail. It gets little tricky when you are driving through very narrow path and meet an on coming vehicle.

off road driving
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

This is a fun little trail. easy to find, although the name on the trailhead does not correspond to this app.... The first few miles is easily accessible with a small sedan. up until the first set of campsites. after the last campsite, the trail turns left, and becomes very rutty and rocky. Highly recommend a high clearance 4wd for sure from that point on. has a few hill climbs and some rock beds, but after the second set of campsites it calms down again. End of the trail has great views of Lake Mead. There are some side trails for more experienced drivers and rigs. was a great adventure, great views, some nice spots for hiking and ultimately very quiet. Will certainly do this trail again....

hiking
7 months ago

There are actually two trails here. The one shown is a dirt road for high clearance 4x4 vehicles most of the way. We hiked down the actual wash. Lots of technical pour overs but there are ways around most. We got lucky and saw a small band of wild horses.

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

This is an out and back trail down Cleopatra Wash to Lake Mead. The trailhead is about 3 miles down Boathouse Cove road (mile marker 30 Northshore road). It is off to the left side of the road across from the second designated camping area. The first mile or so of the road is passable for most cars, but then the road steadily worsens and requires a high clearance 4X4. There aren’t any signs marking the trailhead, however, there are a row of wire fence posts to prevent motor vehicles from passing...I assume. The upper section of the trail is fairly easy hiking over loose gravel, small rocks and the occasional small pour-over. The lower part of the hike goes through several small slot canyons and a few larger pour overs which can easily be scaled or avoided with a bit of scrambling. That is until you near the bottom where there is a rather high pour over which will require some climbing with the aid of ropes...it looks to be about a 20-25 ft drop. There may be a way around it but it was getting late in the day, so We decided to head back. Of course, since this wash leads to the lake, the way out is all uphill. We plan on returning with some climbing gear to continue all the way to the lake. I will update my review then.

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2012

Great hike! Reminded me of the Gold Strike Canyon hike. Lots of beautiful views and rock formations. There are some rock scrambling skills needed, but otherwise a fairly easy hike.

hiking
Saturday, March 10, 2018

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