Keystone Thrust Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

Keystone Thrust Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

Directions from Las Vegas: Travel ten miles west along State Route 159. Once at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center turn northwest onto a paved road. Continue on the paved road until the Upper White Rock Springs parking lot.

hiking
7 days ago

Good all-around hike: a mix of paths, steps, inclines/declines. i enjoyed the terrain diversity. Not a whole lot of critters to be found. I guess the foot traffic keeps everything far from the trails.

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12 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pleasant hike after a rough gravel and rocky road to the trail head. Up and back late afternoon with a surprise Big Horn crossing my path!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Full sun and uphill all the way in until turn around. Super views throughout. Make sure to take the marked trail to the right just after the trailhead. Drive to the second parking lot (gravel, rough road) to get the the trailhead.

1 month ago

Good entry level hike. Nothing too strenuous with regard to inclines or scrambling over rocks and a pretty short distance.

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1 month ago

2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Had the place all to myself, late afternoon hike. Nice and quiet. Trail not marked well past first mile ......
SUV best to drive to the upper parking lot, lots of basketball size rocks and dips in the road.

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

As a beginner, I think Keystone is one of the better trails in Red Rock. It's challenging enough but not prohibitive for younger kids. After you round the hill and head down toward the thrust, you have an amazing view of the valley.

It's important to note that there are two parking areas for White Rock. If you're only doing Keystone then I suggest driving up the road to the Upper White Rocks parking area. As of June 2017 this road was horrible. I'm not sure if they have plans to pave or resurface the road but there are large, basketball sized rocks and small boulders to avoid as to not damage your vehicle. I would recommend you bring an SUV, Crossover or pickup if you're able. Small cars with low clearance need to be very cautious.

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4 months ago

5 months ago

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5 months ago