Explore the most popular birding trails near Boulder City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice view at the end of the official trail, but to make it really fun, head up the trail that goes off to the right and follow it over to the right. Keep following past the weather station for the best views. The rocks here (off trail heading toward battleship rock) are very sharp - through many parts my dog wanted carried just because it hurt her paws - dog boots recommended.

hiking
30 days ago

Had a blast today! Even though the trail is really short the views are amazing & it goes down to these great little lagoons. My dog Annie is a total water baby & had a blast swimming all day! We had the whole place to ourselves!

hiking
1 month ago

We really enjoyed this hike. Walked it yesterday With my brother, his wife, and my wife. If it weren’t for the river swim this hike wouldn’t have been worth it.
We started with the right fork and were very glad we did that. We started pretty late in the day (11) and it was pretty warm. Definitely would advise people to start a little earlier and bring lots of water. The trail has lots of paths you could follow so use the all trails app map to keep yourself on the right path. We had to backtrack 3-4 times to stay on track. We found the waterfall first but there’s no way down to the bottom there. We found a path right to the river by going to the left of the waterfall and finding a very easy way right to the waters edge. The water was very cold and very refreshing. Without this swim the hike wouldn’t have been worth it in the extreme heat we had. After our swim we just walked back the way we came because it was 1300 hrs and too warm to go the long way back.

Overall because of the swim and the great views I would highly recommend people to take the right fork of the trail and just come back after a swim.

hiking
2 months ago

The hike is very beautiful, the first half is arid desert dotted with cacti and lizards abound.. then you slowly descend into a valley that gradually gets more and more narrow until finally you’re facing the Colorado river at a distance standing underneath a pretty massive arch.

I would recommend anyone who can handle a two mile hike.

2 months ago

I'm an avid hiker, I've been doing it a long time. With that said this Trail is very poorly marked and would not recommend it, especially if it's a solo hike. In addition, with the Canyons that you're hiking through, if there's any chance of rain or especially a thunderstorm, I would definitely not do it as there are not many routes to escape if needed. keep in mind like I said earlier, the trail is very poorly marked so me and other hikers that complained about the poor marking, we could have easily missed the actual trail.

very steep. takes you right down to the lake. gorgeous views. I would not take my dogs as it is very steep but our daughter (9) did great. take lots of water and sunscreen. a picnic at the bottom is fun or just hop in the lake. there are two protected coves on either side of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

We couldn’t get to the river on account of the 50’foot drop where there used to be something to climb down from. The temperature outside was 116 however on the trail it was a bit hotter. We ran out of water and had difficulty making our way back to the car. We were only.3 miles from the car when finally i collapsed, the rangers had to come in and carry me out. I suggest not attempting this trail in July or August it’s just too hot. I will be back in October to conquer this trail... with my ropes and gear to climb. Be safe out there.

hiking
3 months ago

It was fun, but hard. Couldn’t get access to water. Some things to consider, lots of water, rope, gloves because the rocks that you climb up and down get really hot!!! And keep an eye on the rainy season.

quick and easy walk. not for the faint of heart. perfect for kids and a quick stop.

This is an awesome mtb place I recommend it

Easy and the bridge is great

5 months ago

I'm surprised this trail is open year round. We went on 6/6/18 in 101 degree weather. It was brutal. The trail is not clearly marked at all. We followed what we thought was the trail which lead us to an 150-200 foot dead drop. We wandered around until we found what looked like another trail. Luckily smart hikers stacked rocks which eventually guided us down to the river. The river was beautiful and a welcome reprieve. There is a lot of scrambling climbs, and loose rock, so you need to be experienced. It was so hot, that the tread on my hiking shoes literally was burned off! Coming out, we got on what we thought was the Lone Palm trail, and it took us way out of the way, and away from the direction we needed to go in. We tried to use GPS, but service was in and out. Google couldn't pin our exact location, and the apps for hiking were of no use. We spent an hour by the river, after it taking 2 to get down. It took us wandering for 4 hours to get back to our car. We were almost at a point of calling search and rescue, as we ran out of the gallon per person and 32oz Gatorade each. I don't recommend doing this alone, inexperienced, or in the summer months. Unless you have a trail guide that will actually have you on the correct trail.

hiking
5 months ago

awesome hike, sadly didn't make it to the bottom; you absolutely need to bring a rope or have enough people in your group to pull or lift each other up. that part can not be emphasised enough. lots of going around and over boulders.

hiking
6 months ago

This is part of the River Mountains Trail system. I decided to stay along the asphalt cycling trail and got bored pretty quickly. I turned around once I could see Lake Mead and the highway.

We did only a small section of this trail. We walked .2 miles to a view point that looked into the gorge where there was a waterfall below. We did not go further into the trail as it was midday and there is not one tree on this trail. It's just flat, treeless terrain. Though at the trailhead it says the trail is not maintained, at least the section we walked seemed well maintained, rock lined paths. Not sure how the rest of the loop is.

hiking
6 months ago

This hike is a lot of fun; a bit of scrambling, light climbing and beautiful views. The way down is relatively easy, however the way back up can be a bit more challenging based on your experience level. It requires a bit of climbing, and you will need to go up and around a couple spots where the trail seems to be at a dead end. I actually did this hike twice in a week, as I lost a silver chained dog tag that my wife gave me, and was hoping to find it, with no luck. If someone happens to find it, please get in touch.

rock climbing
8 months ago

A nice and scenic hike. Starts off with a little bit of bouldering and ends up at a 60’ rappel. So bring a rope. I️ used a 150’ of 11mm static rope and I️t worked out perfectly. After you descend you walk about 20 yards to another 15’ or so rappel to get to the hot springs. As we hiked we came across no other hikers and there was no trash or debris along the route. I️ highly recommend any beginner canyoneers or anyone looking to get their first step into the rope world try this hike out. You won’t be disappointed.

beautiful. there are a lot of things to explore off trail. just be careful not to disturb the fragile ground.

awesome pics

hiking
9 months ago

Easy one hour round trip hike, beautiful natural arch.

Short touristy walk across the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Good photo op for Hoover Dam pics.

The first couple miles of this hike is through a dry wash. There are a few pour over rock walls to scramble up, but they aren’t too hard. The trail up to the summit is narrow with steep drop offs, so the hike is not for those with fear of heights. The views at the top are outstanding.

hiking
10 months ago

I would rate this trail easy. Which was exactly what I was looking for bringing my kiddos. I was able to drive to the trailhead with my Honda Accord but I would recommend a vehicle with higher clearance, the dirt road is definitely bumpy and I had to drive very slow. The trail is very well maintained. There was a bench at the top with some info on the different layers of rock in the mountains nearby which I enjoyed reading the facts about.

Great and easy to walk

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.

hiking
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

hiking
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Not much of a hike, but the dogs liked it. Easy parking - well marked trail down to river. Mostly rocky shoreline. Probably not the best location for a family picnic. Good for a jaunt down to river and back. Some people fishing and said they have caught bluegill and bass. Lots of carp.

hiking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Paved the whole way, the bend offers the only decent view.

paddle sports
Saturday, September 09, 2017

Kayaked from the dam to willow beach, great trip, took a lunch break at AZ side hot springs.

walking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Short walk to a great view of Hoover Dam.

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