Pahranagat Lake (upper) spillway walk

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Alamo, Nevada

Pahranagat Lake (upper) spillway walk is a 1.0 kilometer out and back trail located near Alamo, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.0 km Elevation Gain: 10 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




Short, scenic walk along spillway of lake is a treat for children (of all ages) Although this spillway walk is not enough to warrant the drive from Las Vegas all by itself; it is a wonderful addition to a full day of adventuring and exploring southern Nevada, beyond the casinos and Las Vegas valley. If you're driving to Caliente, Area 51, Great Basin Natl Park, Ely, Wells, or further; this is a nice little stop to stretch, walk about a bit, and enjoy this lovely little lake. There is such a variety of birds and plant life (along with free informational brochures), that it's a must-see if you have children along, or anyone new to the desert. This is a wildlife refuge so please respect the quiet and clean environment; the traffic noise from hwy. 93 is very light and easily blocked out if you're used to city sounds. If you enjoy exploring by 4 wheel drive; you can make a full, wonderful day by beginning at Corn Creek NW of Vegas, taking the gravel Mormon Wells road over the sheep range to turn L (N) on 93 and end your day at Pahranagat Lake.

11 months ago

This trail is pretty boring, there are some parts where you walk right next to the water but the bulk of the trail is out in more desert areas or on a dirt road by the campsites.

7 months ago

Sat May 18 2019