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

favorite local walkabout

Good workout trail. No a very scenic trail though. Lots of loose gravel on trail so watch your footing.

Pretty steep but over all really enjoyable, get there early because it can get pretty hot due to lack of shade

Moderately difficult hike with some scrambling near the peak . great views of LV from the top.

1 month ago

Nice, fairly easy uphill climb. Just one sreep-ish stretch. Great views going up and down!

2 months ago

Excellent hike and the last half mile to the top is difficult and steep.
FYI.... the exact distance from the parking lot to the top is 4.55 miles one way.

Lots of furry friends along trail, esp rabbits. Beautiful neighborhood.
First part steep, then steady.
Will return.

Great views and usually there aren’t many people on it :)

Great trail. View at top worth every step. Not fond of the scrambling at top due to injury, but still worth it.

on Black Mountain Trail

2 months ago

Nice trail with a cool 360 view at the end. The grade is really pleasant for most of the hike and the steep grade towards the end is rocky, giving it a technical element (thus making it less grueling).
Definitely a great hike other than it being a pretty busy trail (saw about 8 other groups on a Sunday). In the summer you should definitely leave early to skip the midday/afternoon heat.

A great trail to do at any length. wonderful for biking, running, or walking.

Insanely tough trail with minimum switchbacks but the view at the end is worth it. If you go all the way to the top behind the communication tower, you can see Lake Mead, Lake Las Vegas, Mt. Charleson, Red Rock, and beyond. Bring lots of water and don't go on a super hot day.

Quick little hike in town. Nice to go to once and awhile. Kinda feel like a creep to the houses below lol.

Great hike, dog friendly, bring plenty of water, wear hiking shoes, steep terrain, loose rocks, no shade so go early, if you make it to the antennas the view is beautiful!!

Ended up on the upper trail after wandering around a little bit, had a fun time.

It was ok. I fell :/

Easy but enjoyable hike - quite close to housing so not really anywhere in the wild but fun nonetheless

It’s a very fun hike! I would totally recommend to invest into some good hiking boots/shoes because it does get slippery going on down. The best part of the hike was the view at the top.

3 months ago

Fun! Did this hike this early this morning (4:30 a.m.) to catch the sunrise at the peak. Like others have said, the last 1/2 mile is killer.

It was a tough, steep, and rocky climb. The view at the top is awesome. There is no shade, so bring water.

3 months ago

Great little walk up the hill, once you reach the top the trail says it wraps around but you end up heading down what looks like a dried creek. Then you end up at a flood drain behind a neighborhood.

Absolutely amazing hike, very hard work for a very rewarding view you cannot get anywhere else!

The Black Mountain Trail is the perfect combination of mild to somewhat extreme, and I recommend taking a previous commenters suggestion and do the hike in moderate temperatures. It's not difficult, but the last half-mile to mile section gets to be a bit of a rocky climb. The trail makes for great desert scape/ wildlife observation. It's a peaceful hike, but once at the top you get bombarded by flying bugs. There's a white flag at just passed mid-way, and an American flag at the top next to a rock fort with a sign in canister. It takes about 2 hrs to get up with a moderate pace and breaks and about an hour and a half down at the same pace. The views at the top are definitely worth the work, and you can see the entire valley including Boulder City and part of Lake Mead. I would do it again and recommend it to others.

This trail is tough but don’t let that discourage you. It was exhausting because it is really steep. The trail has a lot of loose rocks which makes descending hard because I kept twisting my ankles so I can’t stress enough to bring shoes that support you ankles or ankle wraps. The most rewarding part is the beautiful view at the top. It outweighs the struggle. I went last year and plan on returning this year.

Good trail. Don’t stop, the end is worth the view

Awesome!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and view!

Kids loved the scrambling ..

I love this trail. I have roller bladed, walked, biked, and run this trail a thousand times. I love the wildlife near the east end and that you can access it from either end and all along the way. Local favorite for sure.

it gets pretty steep so hiking shoes are a must

trail running
3 months ago

Great views and challenging hills. Great place to run away from the traffic.

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