Best Hiking in Nevada

This list represents the most popular hiking in Nevada. Use this list to plan your next Nevada hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Arrow Canyon

    5 Reviews

    Moapa, NV

    Tall, narrow slot canyons are common in the canyon country of Utah and Arizona, but there are few in Nevada. Arrow Canyon, 3 miles long and at places only 20 feet wide and 400 feet deep, is one ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Tall, narrow slot canyons are common in the canyon country of Utah and Arizona, but there are few in Nevada. Arrow Canyon, ...

  • #2 Red Rocks: Turtlehead Peak

    6 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    This hike features sweeping views from a choice Red Rock Canyon peak. Although it’s not an easy climb, Turtlehead Peak is one of the most accessible peaks listed in this book. If it’s warm weather, ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike features sweeping views from a choice Red Rock Canyon peak. Although it’s not an easy climb, Turtlehead Peak is ...

  • #3 Mount Rose

    4 Reviews

    Reno, NV

    A day hike in the Carson Range offering spectacular views of the Lake Tahoe region of the Sierra Nevada. Hikers should beware of the strong winds that rake the mountain above timberline on most ...
    •  8 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike in the Carson Range offering spectacular views of the Lake Tahoe region of the Sierra Nevada. Hikers should beware ...

  • #4 Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint

    5 Reviews

    Dyer, NV

    Have plenty of gas in your vehicle for this one, as you may find yourself backtracking along some of the forest roads before you get to the trailhead parking area. The nearest gas station is ...
    •  6 to 9 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Have plenty of gas in your vehicle for this one, as you may find yourself backtracking along some of the forest roads before ...

  • #5 Lake Mead: Anniversary Narrows

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    Anniversary Narrows is as beautiful a slot canyon as any other on Earth. It’s not very long, but it is definitely worth the trip. The tilted sedimentary rock layers paint beautiful lines throughout ...
    •  5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Anniversary Narrows is as beautiful a slot canyon as any other on Earth. It’s not very long, but it is definitely worth the ...

  • #6 Charleston Peak National Scenic Trail

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    A day hike in the Spring Mountains along a high ridge with spectacular alpine views. Use caution if you attempt this hike in late spring or early summer: The higher sections of the trail may ...
    •  10 hours
    •  15.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike in the Spring Mountains along a high ridge with spectacular alpine views. Use caution if you attempt this hike ...

  • #7 Lake Mead: Bowl of Fire

    6 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    This hike will lead you to solitude, geologic wonders, and views of classic desert beauty. This is an isolated and fragile landscape that is part of the 48,000-acre Muddy Mountains Wilderness ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike will lead you to solitude, geologic wonders, and views of classic desert beauty. This is an isolated and fragile ...

  • #8 Griffith Peak via Harris Springs Road

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    This hike is one where you can really get out and hike without meeting many people. This trail passes rocky areas, dense trees, meadows, and a high mountain peak. The fun for you and your pet ...
    •  6 hours or overnight
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is one where you can really get out and hike without meeting many people. This trail passes rocky areas, dense ...

  • #9 Jones Creek/ Whites Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Reno, NV

    A day hike in the Carson Range featuring outstanding views. The trail follows a jeep road for about 0.5 mile, then crosses Jones Creek. At the trail junction, turn right (east) to start the loop ...
    •  7 hours
    •  10.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike in the Carson Range featuring outstanding views. The trail follows a jeep road for about 0.5 mile, then crosses ...

  • #10 Lake Mead: Railroad Tunnel Trail

    4 Reviews

    Boulder City, NV

    This trip takes you on a pleasant stroll through history high over Lake Mead. In 1931,work began on what was then called Boulder Dam, in an effort to ease flooding in California’s fertile Imperial ...
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip takes you on a pleasant stroll through history high over Lake Mead. In 1931,work began on what was then called ...

  • #11 Red Rocks: La Madre Spring/White Rock Loop

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    This loop takes you through a secluded pocket of life, around the rugged sandstone of Red Rock Canyon to La Madre Spring, where the water splashes life on this otherwise desert landscape. La ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop takes you through a secluded pocket of life, around the rugged sandstone of Red Rock Canyon to La Madre Spring, ...

  • #12 Mouses Tank

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    A day hike on an interpretive trail in Valley of Fire State Park featuring petroglyphs and natural water tanks. The trail follows Petroglyph Canyon east from the parking area. Brochures are available ...
    •  1 hour
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike on an interpretive trail in Valley of Fire State Park featuring petroglyphs and natural water tanks. The trail ...

  • #13 Turtlehead Mountain

    5 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    A cross-country day hike to a 6,323-foot summit offering spectacular views of the red rocks and Spring Mountains in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Follow the Calico Tanks Trail ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A cross-country day hike to a 6,323-foot summit offering spectacular views of the red rocks and Spring Mountains in the Red ...

  • #14 Pine Creek Canyon

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    For you and your pup this is a mellow, enjoyable trail to a historical homestead site, with the opportunity for more extensive hiking beyond it. Pine Creek Canyon is truly a beautiful hike, winding ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    For you and your pup this is a mellow, enjoyable trail to a historical homestead site, with the opportunity for more extensive ...

  • #15 Skunk Harbor

    4 Reviews

    Incline Village, NV

    An unfortunate name for a favorite trail, Skunk Harbor is no stinker. Instead, a broad, steep track leads to a secluded bay where Tahoe’s clear water washes in a rainbow arc onto a crescent ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    An unfortunate name for a favorite trail, Skunk Harbor is no stinker. Instead, a broad, steep track leads to a secluded ...

  • #16 Lovell Canyon

    2 Reviews

    Henderson, NV

    Nothing says “mysterious desert Southwest” better than a narrow slot canyon, and this is truly one of the best in this area. This hike is up the narrows of Lovell Wash, a tributary to the larger ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Nothing says “mysterious desert Southwest” better than a narrow slot canyon, and this is truly one of the best in this area. ...

  • #17 Boy Scout Canyon

    4 Reviews

    Boulder City, NV

    The Black Canyon along the Colorado River south of Hoover Dam is a jagged, rugged wonderland of volcanic rock. Boy Scout Canyon takes you on a tour of some of the most beautiful geology the region ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Black Canyon along the Colorado River south of Hoover Dam is a jagged, rugged wonderland of volcanic rock. Boy Scout ...

  • #18 Wheeler Peak

    5 Reviews

    Baker, NV

    This is the highest summit in the Snake Range and second highest in Nevada.
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the highest summit in the Snake Range and second highest in Nevada.

  • #19 Spring Mountains: Big Falls

    1 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    No signs point to this waterfall, but it is the most spectacular one in the Spring Mountains, and the route through jumbled boulders is fun for experienced hikers. While hundreds of thousands ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    No signs point to this waterfall, but it is the most spectacular one in the Spring Mountains, and the route through jumbled ...

  • #20 Frenchman Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Las Vegas, NV

    Frenchman Mountain is a great place to bring a picnic dinner, watch the sunset over the distant Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon, then watch the lights of Vegas carpet the valley floor, which ...
    •  2 to 5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Frenchman Mountain is a great place to bring a picnic dinner, watch the sunset over the distant Spring Mountains and Red ...