Located in Nevada, the hiking in Las Vegas offers more than a half-dozen beautiful hikes and backpacking trails. The best Las Vegas hiking based on popularity are considered to be Scenic Loop Trails, Spring Mountain Divide Trail, Boundary Peak Trail, Valley Of Fire State Park, and Toiyabe Crest Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Las Vegas hiking trail below.
North of Tonopah, the 15 mile Twin River Canyon Loop traverses South Twin River Canyon, a aspen covered pass, and the rugged North Twin River Canyon. This a very scenic and challenging hike with river crossings.
Northwest of Las Vegas in the Springs Mountains National Recreation Area, the Bristlecone Pine Trail (6.1 miles) is the only hiking trail located outside the wilderness area. It offers scenic views of Lee Canyon Ski Area, Mummy Mountain, and serene aspen groves. The beginning of the trail winds through a picturesque forest abundant with white fir and large quaking aspen.
Northeast of Las Vegas and west of Overton, the Valley Of Fire State Park has a scenic 7 mile round trip hiking trek to the White Domes area. This is a region of white sand stone which stands in stark contrast to the surrounding red sandstone.
Northwest of Las Vegas in the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area, there are several great treks around Charleston Peak. The North Loop and the South Loop are each about 17 miles. These are challenging high altitude routes with steep and narrow trails.
West of Tonopah in the White Mountains, the Boundary Peak Trail is a 7.8 mile round trip trek from 8,900 feet to Boundary Peak at 13,140 feet. This is a dry and sparse route through ancient Bristlecone Pines up to the windy summit. The route runs through the Boundary Peak Wilderness Area.
North of Tonopah and south of Austin, the Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail is a 75 mile hiking trek rolling along crests with vistas over classic Nevada basin and range country. The Toiyabe Crest Trail cannot be accessed directly. The northern terminus is off the Kingston Trail at 7,500 feet. The southern terminus is off the South Twin River Trail at 6,100 feet.