Explore the most popular hiking 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.

This was a very exciting hike/rock climbing experience for me im glad I did it, it was strenuous but it’s worth it in the end,I definitely liked this one it is different from my regular hikes because it includes a lot of rock climbing but the experience is what counts so it’s something you won’t regret even if you’re a regular hiker

Two friends and I completed this yesterday 10/13/2018. I was not really prepared for the physical side, but this was such an amazing experience. The gorgeous canyon views and hot springs make it worth while!

One of the most unique hikes I’ve ever done. Great views. Pretty easy if your a rock climber. I’d put myself as a moderate rock climber and thought the hike to be easy but I wouldn’t recommend to people who have no rock climbing experience. Fairly strenuous if the temps are hot.

Nice trail for moderately and well fit hikers. Some of the markings are hard to follow in lower sections but once on trail it’s easy to follow. Nice views of LV and the lake.

hiking
1 day ago

This is an amazing, beautiful hike. By far our favorite of the many trails we’ve hiked. That being said, it is somewhat difficult and more strenuous than any I’ve hiked. Bring plenty of water, and wear a good comfortable shoe with good grips. The rocks are slippery when your shoes are wet. There are ropes in place to get you down the difficult areas, they will require plenty of upper body strength to get back up.

Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs as well as the cool river. It gets dark early, bring a flashlight just in case. We ended up hiking the last mile out after sunset. I wouldn’t recommend hiking alone as some areas require a team effort. Bring snacks containing sodium and potassium to avoid leg cramps.

Enjoy. We are already looking forward to a return hike.

Very cool slots, relatively easy hike, and great for dogs too. Was unable to locate the branch for full loop of the trail, but still made a great out and back

looked amazing in pics but did not hike $25 entry

This trail is no joke. I just did this trail on Oct. 9th. It was perfect weather for the hike at about 75 degrees. The whole trail took about 4.5 hrs. The way down is fairly simple, just go slow and steady and make sure you take the rope sections seriously cause if you fall it could cause some serious damage. The way back up is much harder because you have to pull yourself up the rocks and ropes so it uses a lot of upper body strength. I love hiking but this trail was almost too much for me to handle. I only went with one other person and we struggled to get back up, luckily a couple came along and we worked together to get through all the rocks and ropes. I would definitely suggest bringing at least four people on this hike unless you are a very well versed hiker/rock climber. Overall the trail is hard but doable if you take it slow and steady and travel with a group.

Saturday Oct 6th 2018 1 PM - about a mile in you get away from the freeway noise and power lines. However, the noise from helicopters (I assume doing aerial tours of Hoover Dam) is atrocious. Somewhat crowded on this day too. I did get a few quiet moments in the canyon that were wonderful, but unfortunately, they were the exception and not the norm.

this is definitely a hike for in shape folks. That being said I absolutely love this hike. Swimming in the river and taking a quick shower in the warm waterfall are epic times. Bring more water than you think you need cause you will use it. I also wouldnt do this hike alone due to the danger factor.

hiking
17 days 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.

The canyons were awesome. Will definitely hike again.

Amazing trail. Super easy, and so picturesque.

hiking
23 days ago

I have been there for a walk, I can't wait to take my bicycle next time.

Awesome hike. Did run into a rattle snake though. Be safe & be aware of your surroundings.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this with my daughter in law this past March. Lots of history. Really easy trail. Nice and long, pretty much flatland. We had a blast! I highly recommend this trail for families with little ones.

hiking
1 month 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.

No visible owls, but awesome canyon. Will come back and try to be quieter next time to see the owls

There are magical places on Earth. This is one of them. Stunning views along the trail, big horn sheep, the Venus rebirthing cave/hot spring, hot pools of water pouring out from the rock face, cold pools of water, the beautiful, clear, and cold Colorado River, waterfalls, the 150 foot long "Sauna Cave," artifacts left over from the building of Hoover Dam, the "emerald cave" with an intricate and colorful, green and white stalactite ceiling, views of the Hoover Dam bridge.

It is said that the Venus cave has healing properties and was used by ancient native americans in a rebirthing ritual. I believe it! The water in the cave is at the same temperature as the human body -- the same temperature you'd feel if you were floating in your mother's womb. The trickling sounds of water in the cave sound like the gurgling sounds in the womb. To get the rebirthing experience, you swim nude a few feet underwater to get to the womb. Inside the cave you float on your back and empty your mind. Focus on your breathing, or the gurgling sounds, or the warmth your nude body is enveloped in as you did when you were in the womb. When you are ready, swim back out and you are reborn!

This is my favorite trail in the La Vegas area, by far. Make sure to wear good, grippy shoes, and be prepared to use your upper body on the ropes! Don’t forget plenty of water!

1 month 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.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Had a fun great ride on our Mtn. Bikes from the Hoover Dam Lodge, where we were staying, over to the Dam (Aug. 18th). We started at sunrise as it was still in the mid 80s at that time in the morning. It was a neat ride & we got some great pics of the Lake, tunnels, & Dam for our FB page. We had plenty of water in our Camel Back packs & on returning back to the Hotel that early in the morning we had a significant amount of shade. Looking forward to coming back to this area to ride other trails after September ‍♀️‍♂️

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.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Loved this trail. Fun boulder scrambling in mid Dec. A fav, for sure. Definitely doable. Hot springs more muddy than expected. Trail depends upon a beautiful scenic view of Lake Mead.

hiking
2 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
2 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.

Awesome hike. Did this on Black Friday and it was still pretty warm outside. All of the ropes used to help you go down or up seemed to be in good shape. The view of the river and the dam/bridge is a great backdrop to a lunch break.

road biking
3 months ago

We've done this twice on bikes and would do it again any day or night. Perfect views of lake mead and the tunnels are great. At the end there a a restroom, water fountain, and picnic table with gazebo. Perfect first date destination.

Hot in July but great views

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