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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Recommended Routes in Lake Mead National Recreation Area - 2

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Favorite Hoover Dam from above.
Easy/Intermediate

Historic RR Tunnels, Hoover Dam, & Bridge

8.9 mi 14.3 km 397' Up 121.05 m Up 397' Down 121.02 m Down

Boulder…, NV
Favorite A white owl peers at the White Owl Trail.
Intermediate

Shoreline & White Owl Canyon Loop

4.9 mi 7.8 km 223' Up 68.11 m Up 223' Down 68.11 m Down

Whitney, NV

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Running

  • 68 Miles 109 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area - 14

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2.3 mi 3.7 km #1Gold Strike Canyon
Difficult
Boulder City, NV
Difficult
Boulder City, NV 31 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Grapevine Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Laughlin, NV
Intermediate
Laughlin, NV
1.2 mi 2.0 km #3White Owl Canyon
Easy/Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
Easy/Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
3.8 mi 6.2 km #4Historic Railroad Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
Easy/Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Redstone
Intermediate/Difficult
Moapa Valley, NV
Intermediate/Difficult
Moapa Valley, NV
0.6 mi 1.0 km #6Callville Summit
Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder City, NV
Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder City, NV
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Las Vegas Bluffs
Intermediate
Whitney, NV
Intermediate
Whitney, NV
0.5 mi 0.7 km #8Northshore Summit Trail
Intermediate
Nellis Air Force Base, NV
Intermediate
Nellis Air Force Base, NV
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Historic Railroad Alternate
Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Callville Summit N. Alternate
Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder City, NV
Intermediate/Difficult
Boulder City, NV
36.0 mi 57.9 km #11River Mountains Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
Easy/Intermediate
Boulder City, NV
0.8 mi 1.2 km #12Las Vegas Wetlands
Intermediate
Whitney, NV
Intermediate
Whitney, NV
2.9 mi 4.7 km #13Shoreline Trail
Easy
Whitney, NV
Easy
Whitney, NV
1.5 mi 2.4 km #14St. Thomas Point Trail
Easy
Moapa Valley, NV
Easy
Moapa Valley, NV

Photos of Lake Mead National Recreation Area - 30

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A white owl peers at the White Owl Trail.
Nov 6, 2015 near Boulder…, NV
The desert landscape comes aglow in the evening light.
Mar 16, 2017 near Nellis…, NV
The desert landscape in this part of Nevada is utterly striking.
Mar 16, 2017 near Nellis…, NV
Horned owls in White Owl Canyon.
Nov 6, 2015 near Whitney, NV
The Grotto pool, one of the sought after gems in Gold Strike Canyon. 104
Nov 6, 2015 near Boulder…, NV
Hoover Dam from above.
Nov 12, 2015 near Boulder…, NV
Canyon walls and petroglyphs at Grapevine Canyon Trail
Dec 6, 2017 near Laughlin, NV
The Historic Railroad Trail is open to bicycles and adaptive hiking devices including wheelchairs and handcycles.
Jun 20, 2020 near Boulder…, NV