St. Thomas to Overton Beach

MODERATE 1 reviews

St. Thomas to Overton Beach is a 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

7.3 miles
22 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding



Walk along the newly created shoreline from St. Thomas townsite to Overton Beach. When you look at this route on the topo, it looks as if you'd have to be able to walk on water (or swim) in order to hike between St. Thomas and Overton Beach. However, the water level has dropped so dramatically along Lake Mead due to the severe drought, that a new shoreline has been created. You might want to carry water shoes (socks) with you in case your hiking boots get soaked, or if you get the urge to walk/play in the water. This shoreline is not the sandy beach most people prefer, it is rocky, muddy, and doesn't smell very good. On the positive side, you should have an isolated hike, with plenty of lake critters visible -- fish, gulls, rabbits, coyotes; and no humans. There are people at Overton Beach, of course, but by then you should be ready for them. This hike can also be done as a point-to-point, with 2 vehicles (or drop off) -- one at St. Thomas, one at Overton Beach. Of course, if you fish as well as hike, this is one to bring your rod along for.

7 months ago

Overgrown with Tamarix. If you’re protected and want to hike through there is still a trail. The entrance is across from the large building on west end. The schoolhouse?