Best trails in Nevada

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Trying to find the best Nevada trails? AllTrails has 794 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Las Vegas, Reno or Overton, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 352 moderate trails in Nevada ranging from 0.6 to 124 miles and from 495 to 11,784 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Calico Tanks Trail
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
From the parking lot follow the wide trail 30 yards where it crosses a wash and resumes by the trail sign on the far side. When the trail divides, take the right fork as indicated by the trail sign. You soon walk past a signed Agave Roasting Pit, part of Indian history. Just beyond the Agave Roasting Pit go right as indicated by the trail sign. In a few yards the trail turns into a gravel wash. In about 40 yards leave the wash via an unsigned trail to the right. Its about .75 of a mile to the tank from here. Follow the sandy trail as it heads SE. The trail disappears as it ascends a sandstone ramp. Just beyond the ramp you ascend sandstone steps off to the right. If in doubt of the route, just stay low in the bottom of the drainage. You come to an easy climb by a log. Just past the climb veer left up sandstone steps. At the top of the steps veer right across level ground. Soon you'll ascend two sets of sandstone stairs. At the top of the second set of stairs you see a notch off in the distance; Calico Tank sits on the far side of the notch. Continue on the trail to another highpoint. From here Calico Tank is just a few hundred yards. After ascending a final set of steps the terrain flattens. Keep heading the same direction (SE) until Calico Tank comes into view. Descend to the tank. The tank can range from dry (summer months) to ice (winter months). This is a great spot to relax and have a snack. Note: It's too hot to hike this trail during summer months.Show more
#2 - Hunter Creek Trail
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Situated just outside Reno, this is a popular destination for hiking and trail running. At the end of this beautiful route is a 30-foot waterfall. The trail is well-marked and good for the whole family. At the trailhead visitors will find a parking area and restrooms. Make sure to bring sunscreen and enough water on a hot day.Show more
#3 - Mary Jane Falls Trail
Mount Charleston Wilderness
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Note that the trailhead for this trail is only open from April to December. One of the trails at Mt Charleston. Definitely a moderate hike up hill. The path is very visible. You can't get lost. Can be very slippery in places. A few areas with shade to stop and rest if needed. Weekends are bus, but it is well worth it to see the waterfall at the end. Great trail.Show more
#4 - Mount Rose Trail
Mount Rose Wilderness
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 5 h 55 m
Conquer the summit of Mt Rose and enjoy the waterfalls, alpine lakes and great Lake Tahoe views. Mt. Rose may be the second tallest peak in Tahoe basin and prominent feature of the northern Lake Tahoe skyline, but despite its 2,300ft elevation gain the journey to the peak is best described as pleasant rather than challenging. Show more
#5 - Turtlehead Peak Trail
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Isolated walk past petroglyphs to ridge line with views of Sandstone Quarry. Well worn path to the summit of Turtlehead Mountain. Alternate exits exist for this classic Red Rock Canyon Peak. Established in 1990 by special legislation the Red Rock Recreation Lands status was changed to a National Conservation Area. The area is comprised of 195,819 acres and is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. More than 30 miles of hiking trails exists in this scenic area including the well worn path to the summit of Turtlehead Mountain. This classic Red Rock Canyon Peak offers stunning views of Las Vegas and the Red Rock Canyon mountain skyline. Show more
#6 - Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
This trail is closed in the summer (May 15 - Sept 30) because it is too hot. It is also recommended you leave dogs at home. For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/news/goldstrike-canyon-arizona-hot-spring-trails-summer-closure-dates.htm A strenuous hike through a wonderful canyon to some hot springs pools. This hike is one of a kind. There are 8 fixed ropes if you go all the way to the river. Some are difficult - especially when coming back up. At the 1.5 mile point of the hike you come to the first obstacle - a large boulder with what looks like a nasty drop off. If you look at the rock wall to your right, you'll see some steps. There is a strap here to help you down the steps. Coming back, you really don't need the strap although it will give those who want some security an aid to come back up. A short distance after this, the wash opens into its widest of the hike, and several washes come together. Keep walking down and you'll come to the next rope. This goes down the left side of the rock wall and isn't too difficult to maneuver. You just need to use the rope as intended and walk down backwards while moving down the rope. There is one other slight work around in this area. There's a dry fall that some slide down. There is a blue arrow painted on the rocks to the left of the chute showing you how to walk around and down this dry fall. After you have cleared these obstacles, you arrive at what once was the Upper Goldstrike Hot Springs pools. Sadly, most have dried up. There are a few pools farther down that still have water, but you'll see the remnants of the pools that no longer have any source for filling. The rest has 5 fixed ropes, the last being a bit difficult, especially when you're coming back and you have those wet boots. This trail can be too strenuous for dogs.Show more
#7 - Ice Box Canyon Trail
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#8 - Monkey Rock
Toiyabe National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Note: There may be no parking right at the trailhead, so you will have to park down on the road.Show more
#9 - Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
Note: The parking areas close seasonally in Winter. Show more
#10 - Railroad Tunnel Trail
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Note: As of December 2020, the path leading to Hoover Dam is closed with a gate. Hikers and bikers can still do a majority of this trail. This easy trail can be walked, jogged, or biked. Remnants of the Hoover Dam's construction can be seen throughout the entirety of this route. There are five tunnels in all, each 25 feet in diameter. Visitors will have panoramic views of Lake Mead and the Boulder Basin region along their journey. Please be aware that this area gets extremely hot in the afternoon. We recommend you start your hike as early as possible to avoid the heat.Show more
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