Secret Canyon Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Secret Canyon Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder City, Nevada that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

5.4 miles
1204 feet

kid friendly



nature trips


hot springs



no dogs

The canyon ends at the Colorado River, just across the river from Gold Strike Canyon.  There is a "hot" spring that feeds into the Colorado...but, sometimes it is not so hot. This canyon a also unique since the last rappel must be ascended to get out of the canyon...a good opportunity for canyoneers to practice their ascending skills.

1 month ago

there is no longer access to the river. You get to within about a few hundred yards I imagine, and then you get to where a rope MIGHT have been, before an insane drop off (at least 30 ft). It looks like there may have been a rope here before, and even if there was, this is some expert-level stuff. The walk there is nice, but you don't get to even see the river at the end. Do not take this Trail. You will be disappointed. Not worth the required effort. Also, the hot springs have dried up.

8 months ago

This is not an easy trail. Although I would do it again and again. A quick stop at a hot springs and then we ended at the river.