Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve Trail

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Henderson, Nevada

Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve Trail is a 4.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Henderson, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 75 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice neighborhood walking trails.

hiking
no shade
29 days ago

This is a great trail. Nice views.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail. Good for a run with a lot of small inclines. The view isn’t that great.

Beautiful views of Henderson. nice 3 mile loop. Incline for the hamstrings

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

This trail was a trip There’s a lot of different routes you can take and get a great view we really enjoyed it , especially the peace and quiet A lot of steep hills, rocks, dust but that definitely makes it an adventure Leg day gets accomplished there for sure

1 month ago

Not my favorite. Very similar concept as Exploration peak. Several trails to choose from but alot of them are super short. Unless you live in close proximity i would not recommend.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

I really like this spot. it's not over crowded. the trails are well worn, but not a lot of postings throughout the walk. there is a combination of rocky hike trails that lead to the upper mesa and lower asphalt trail that surrounds the base. I did both, today. so many different trails to take, you can definitely keep your distance from others. I may bring my MTB up here sometime as most trails are single track and the ground is soft enough to break a fall.

1 month ago

It's an easy hike to do just to get out of the house. Nice views. A few people around but all were practicing social distancing.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Good local hike. There are two trails, an upper trail and a lower trail. The lower trail is paved around the base of the mesa and the upper trail is groomed, very flat, and runs along the top. The easiest way to access the upper trail is at the Sunset Rd trailhead. Otherwise there are several uphill climbs to get to the top.

hiking
no shade
off trail
1 month ago

I walk up Steep hills. did whole trail. 5.58 Miles. Went off the trails 2. Beautiful View.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great view of Henderson! Nice easy trail. Good for walking the dog in cooler weather.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

My 6 year old daughter and I used the Sunset Rd entrance and completed the trail with no problem. There are two separate ways to hike up the hill to reach the view point and based on a friends advice we opted for the first trail to head up. Nice views, some wild flowers starting to bloom and was heavily trafficked. Some parts are paved and there is decent parking.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Fairly easy popular trail along the Mesa. Nice views from the top. Some of the downhills can be a bit treacherous with loose rocks, but overall fairly easy. Take water.

nature trips
no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Nice in city hike, two complaints: paths aren’t the most clear, and dog poop bags on the paths.

2 months ago

Main "trail" is up on top of the hill/mountain. Seems like only a proper entrance is from the Sunset parking area, not the nature preserve... otherwise, you're on your own blazing among unmarked trails to get to the top. Also, NOT A LOOP. This map here on this site is incorrect.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This was awesomely Not 16 and under friendly

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

A gem in the middle of town. My recommendation is to ascend counterclockwise, rather than tackle that grade downhill at the end. Has an oasis-like feel when you come across the “creek”. Tell my studying girl in the backyard that she is brilliant.

Wonderful hike, very pretty and perfect length

trail is not very well marked. was a nice light hike (but there are some steep areas to enjoy too.) It rained yesterday so we found a cool little creek. we had fun, but there was quite a bit of trash snd the trail could definitely be marked better.

hiking
muddy
no shade
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

Basic desert hike with a slight initial semi-steep ascent and final descent. Good views of the East Vegas Valley. Dog and kid friendly.

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