McCullough Hills Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

McCullough Hills Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point 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.

8.2 miles
902 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running



This 8 mile trail connects McCullough Hills TH on the east side of the McCullough Hills with Anthem Hills Park TH on the west side. It is a dirt surfaced, wide, multi-purpose trail. The first section has good views east, and the second part has good views west including Las Vegas and Red Rock. The trail heads south from the under-construction McCullough Hills TH at the end of Mission Blvd (will have water and restrooms), crosses over the hill crest ridge at about half way, and continues west to Anthem Hills Park TH. It is very easy to follow until about mile 6.8, when a welter of official (Anthem Hills East and Bursage Loop) and unofficial trails confuses things. Head along the ridge and then the power line. The trailhead is a kiosk on McCullough Hills Parkway, not in the park as one would expect. The Anthem East Trail TH is in the park and can be used as an alternate.

trail running
19 days ago

I really really enjoy running this trail. At the trailhead when you park, there is a bathroom and water. It’s not too hilly and you can run 8 miles out and back or take the many side trails. There are hikers and bikers and everyone was nice and respected sharing the trail. There was no trash!! Love these trails.

1 month ago


1 month ago

Beautiful views and a nice fun escape from the city. Lots of side trails in the area as well.

2 months ago

Lots of fun.

7 months ago

I really enjoy this trail. It's close to my home, but you feel like you're completely out of the city when you're out there. Good for running, hiking, or biking.

9 months ago

Great trail. Small up and down hills keep you at a steady heart rate.

9 months ago

A good variety of wide trials turning into single track. Well maintained long trail.

10 months ago

Nice trail and close if you're in Henderson. Lots of side trails off the main trail which are a bit more fun and challenging. Scenery gets better after the first mile.

11 months ago

Not a bad trail. Not super challenging but very long if you hike both ways. I took my small dog (20 lbs.) and we hiking from the Mission Blvd trailhead to the Anthem trailhead and back. There were quite a few people out on the trail because of some off-road races going on. Some nice views at various points.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nice escape from the city. Family friendly trail!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This was a good trail, but absolutely no shade, so prepare accordingly!

Friday, January 27, 2017

parked in anthem and walked to henderson side and back, long hike but nothing special, although it is very close to town so that's nice

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Nice hike. I did about 3 miles in and will be back. It would be great on a bike.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating is because it is a dog poop landmine of a trail.

Otherwise, gorgeous!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Great trail. populated for the first 2.5 miles then you are on your own after that. random cars shot full of holes to be found.

Monday, March 28, 2016

It was a great hiking trail. Loved when I hit the hills with the switch backs to increase the intensity. It was nice to have little break points with benches too.

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