Lone Palm

HARD 2 reviews

Lone Palm is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder City, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
997 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The starting point for this hike is at a gravel parking area off of Highway 93 across from Kingman Wash Road. The route proceeds downhill in a series of washes toward the Colorado River, passing a tepid hot springs area just before reaching the river. A grouping of palm trees straddle the bank, waiting for you to visit. When the river levels are down, there is a hidden seasonal waterfall upstream in a side canyon that is impressive. The route provides lots of boulder scrambling. It can be done as an out-and-back hike for a distance of 4 miles or a loop hike of up to 5 miles. Total elevation gain is 550 feet on the return leg.

5 months ago

Definitely not for the weaker hiker. I am not, nor was my friend. This used to be part of the Liberty Bell hike but no longer is. Make sure everything you go down, until you get near the river, you are willing to go back up. We followed the loop trail on this app and ended up at a dead end with no place to go back without proper equipment because of bad markings on the trail. We unfortunately needed search and rescue to find us. We were then notified by the Ranger of the trail change and that they don't encouraged and have tried to end the trail. Future hikers just need to follow the orange ties but be willing to go back everything you go down. After you view the river WITH the lone palm tree turn back. If not! There is a faint trail at the end of the wash to the right, not the left like the app says, that should loop you back to the trail along great the 93 to the parking area..... I wouldn't know considering I left at dark in a helicopter.

5 months ago

Ropes are required to get to the river. It's about a 40 foot drop. If you really wanted you could walk through mud past the hot spring, which is small, and maybe get to the river that way. Overall it was fun.