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.

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#1. Gold Strike Hot Spring


A picturesque hot spring in a fabulous narrow valley near the Colorado River. The spring can only be reached by a technically difficult hike, or by boat. Once you hike the 2 miles down-canyon you will…
From the guidebook "Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Scenic Drives - 4 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view allBestHiking, Scenic Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Arizona (Ringbolt) Hot Springs


The third hot spring in the cluster along the Colorado River below Hoover Dam, Arizona Hot Springs contain a waterfall and an excellent pool for bathing and can be reached by boat or a 3.25-mile hike.…
From the guidebook "Touring Arizona Hot Springs"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking - 6.5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view allBestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Charleston Peak: North Loop and South Loop Trails


An ascent of Charleston Peak is considered to be the ultimate experience in the Spring Mountains by many. The well-engineered and well-maintained 20-mile Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail, divi…
From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Backpacking, Hiking - 19.5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#4. Arizona Hot Spring


The third hot spring along the Lower Colorado River, Arizona Hot Spring includes a waterfall and an excellent pool for bathing. It can be reached by boat or a 3.3-mile hike. Like other hot springs in…
From the guidebook "Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking - 6.6 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Arrow Canyon


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 of the…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Moapa, NV - Hiking - 8 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#6. Red Rocks: Turtlehead Peak


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, yo…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - 4 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#7. Black Mountain


The view from Black Mountain, the highest point in the North McCullough Range, is sure to clear up anyone’s chronic claustrophobia. On clear days, you will be able to see Spirit Mountain to the south;…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Henderson, NV - Hiking - 5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#8. Mount Rose


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 aftern…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Reno, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 11.2 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint


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 in Dyer…
From the guidebook "Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints"
Dyer, NV - Hiking - 6 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Colorado Mountain Club Press

#10. Lake Mead: Anniversary Narrows


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 th…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - 5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#11. Charleston Peak National Scenic Trail


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 be covere…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 15.4 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Ice Box Canyon


A day hike in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area featuring a seasonal waterfall and box canyon. Follow the trail across the wash. The trail stays on the bench on the right (north) side of…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - 2.8 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. White Domes Trail


A day hike in Valley of Fire State Park featuring access to the primitive northern area of the park. Hike the loop clockwise starting at the south side of the parking lot. The rock formations just s…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - 1.3 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Lake Mead: Bowl of Fire


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 Area. Pl…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - 3.7 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#15. First Creek Canyon


A day hike to a scenic canyon with seasonal waterfalls in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Follow the closed dirt road to the mouth of the canyon. A trail follows the left side of the c…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - 5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Griffith Peak via Harris Springs Road


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 is the t…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Las Vegas & Beyond"
Las Vegas, NV - Backpacking, Hiking - 9.5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#17. Castle Rock


Wonderful views of Lake Tahoe from the top of Castle Rock requiring a short hike and a little bit of rock climbing will reward hikers grandly for a minimal investment of time and energy. Although te…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region"
Stateline, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 2 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#18. Jones Creek/ Whites Creek Trail


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 trail…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Reno, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 10.1 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Lake Mead: Railroad Tunnel Trail


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 Val…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press

#20. Red Rocks: La Madre Spring/White Rock Loop


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 Madre S…
From the guidebook "Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas & Southern Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking - 6.5 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Wilderness Press