St. Thomas Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

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horseback riding

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

closed

no shade

historic site

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. St. Thomas has emerged from the depths of Lake Mead due to the decreasing water level, which is caused by the severe multi-year drought in the southwest. One of the few bright spots to appear from the critical water shortage, St. Thomas has been underwater for 65 years, since Hoover Dam was completed, and Lake Mead was created. St. Thomas was settled by Mormons in 1865, abandoned, then re-settled in 1880. The 1930 U.S. Census listed St. Thomas' population at 274. This small agricultural community never had electricity or running water, but was a tight-knit group, whose inhabitants mostly relocated to Logandale-Overton when the water covered their town. There is much information available about St. Thomas on the internet, and in local publications. The trail is being rapidly improved. It's a dangerous proposition to wear short pants or sleeves since the tamarisks are dense and brutal on bare skin.

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2 months ago

Started hike from Northshore Road because Road was closed. Didn’t make it to the trailhead because it was muddy & no shade (had a small dog with me). Next time.

easy trail for the whole family. great for kids who want to run.

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5 months ago

Very intriguing hike. Who knew this even existed? For pictures and videos of this trail and many more, follow my Instagram @Nathan_vanengen

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6 months ago

super easy and flat as a pancake after a short descent at the beginning of the trail. Interesting to learn about the history and layout of the old town flooded after the Hoover dam and re-emerged with the drought, though there's not much left.

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Mon Apr 29 2019

beautiful but full of little bugs

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Sat Apr 06 2019

I would recommend this for a dy trip and site seeing. easy dirt road and a small hike.

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Wed Mar 13 2019

Great trail dog friendly excellent for beginners would not recommend in summer zero shade

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Sat Mar 02 2019

It’s incredible to walk through and see this old town, we also saw wild horses in the distance!

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Sun Dec 30 2018

Easy hike. Mostly flat other than at the trailhead. Uneven and sandy in places, but fine for children and dogs. 2.5 miles. We went in December. The temperature was good but the wind had a bite to it and so I was grateful I had remembered a jacket. Loved the signs that have been posted that explain the history of the town and identify the structures that remain. It was a good and enjoyable history lesson.

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Wed Nov 28 2018

November was perfect for temps, nice walk and plenty of signs/maps telling you about the towns history.

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Tue Apr 10 2018

The trail is rated as moderate but I consider it more of an easy trail. It's short and the trail itself is pretty smooth. I would go in the morning or during cooler months; just take plenty of water and sunscreen. The road to the trailhead is narrow in some parts where you cannot see around the curves, so go slow.

Sat Dec 30 2017

Trail is open and very nice. Very cool to see. The Overton trail down the river is overgrown with Tamarix

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Mon Nov 27 2017

Do your homework. Research the history of this town online before going. Get a map that shows the location of the buildings and of which each building was. As you walk through this Ghost Town with the aid of a map, you can get a pretty good idea just what the town must have looked like. A nice getaway.

Mon May 01 2017

Interesting and easy. Hiked down to the Muddy River for fun.

Wed Mar 29 2017

Cooll little ghost town. Don't hike it in the summer there is zero shade. I would rate this as an easy hike it's about 3 miles with 85 ft of elevation change. Easy peasy.

Thu Mar 02 2017

Super easy walk. Beautiful, quiet open spaces.

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Thu Nov 08 2012

Just did this hike on Nov 2 when temp was low 80s. (I would not attempt this hike in the summer) It was spectacular! The hike was easy, scenery beautiful. The ruins were very interesting. There are several artifacts that people have uncovered. The best part was the solitude. I have never in my life been miles away from civilization with only one other human being. The quiet was almost a religious experience.... The only sounds were grasshoppers, birds and an occasional plane. Oh and then of course my cell phone (better signal there than in the hotels on the Vegas strip!) But turn your cell phone off and commune with nature! It's very calming and cleansing. Will definitely do this hike again!

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