Best Trail Running in Nevada

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

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#1. Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe Meadows to Twin Lakes


Much of this section of the Tahoe Rim Trail closely follows the crest of the Carson Range, affording travelers excellent views of the Lake Tahoe Basin to the west and the Great Basin to the east. Asid…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 19 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#2. Tahoe Rim Trail: Spooner Summit to Snow Valley Peak


Views of Lake Tahoe from Snow Valley Peak are stunning. However, you’ll have to journey through 4 miles of dense forest before the lake is revealed in all its glory. A trio of vista points within the…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Carson City, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 12.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#3. Tahoe Meadows Nature Trails


The Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop Trail is a wheelchair-accessible path offering a fine opportunity to experience a part of verdant, subalpine Tahoe Meadows. Not only will the wheelchair- bound enjo…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Trail Running - 3.3 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#4. Spooner Lake


Spooner Lake was created in the 1850s for use as a millpond when a timber company constructed a dam across Spooner Creek. The dam was rebuilt in 1929 for irrigation purposes. Nowadays, within Lake Tah…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Carson City, NV - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.8 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#5. Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe Meadows to Brockway Summit


The section of the Tahoe Rim Trail between Tahoe Meadows and Brockway Summit was the last link of the 165-mile trail to be completed before the official opening in 2002. Offering some of the route’s f…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Trail Running - 19.5 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#6. Mount Rose


The route to the summit of Mt. Rose may be the most popular trail in the state of Nevada, as evidenced by the full trailhead parking lot on summer weekends. The attractions of this trip are many, incl…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Trail Running - 10 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#7. Marlette Lake


The trip to Marlette Lake via the North Canyon Road is still a favorite with mountain bikers. (If you’re interested in mountain biking, see Trail 46: Flume Trail as well.) After completion of the Marl…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Carson City, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 9 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#8. Tahoe Rim Trail: Spooner Summit to South Camp Peak


Lake Tahoe is considered the premier natural wonder in northern Nevada, and this trip to South Camp Peak may provide the quintessential view. Don’t forget your camera, as even the most jaded photograp…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Carson City, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 10.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#9. Skunk Harbor


Lake Tahoe is world renowned for the beauty of its exceptionally clear waters and sparkling sand beaches. Despite its name, Skunk Harbor confirms that reputation, beckoning swimmers, sunbathers, picni…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Trail Running - 3.2 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#10. Rim to Reno Trail


At 18 miles, the newly built Rim to Reno Trail is a long hike by most standards. However, for those up to the task, the scenery is outstanding. Once past the popular Mount Rose Trail, solitude through…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Trail Running - 18 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#11. Girl Scout


This trail is one of the most popular rides in Bootleg Canyon, mainly because it offers some of the most wonderful views of the canyon as well as many of the bootlegging artifacts that give the canyon…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.0 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. West Leg


West Leg is another popular trail in Bootleg Canyon—one that will test the skills of even the most advanced rider. This trail follows the left side of the canyon from the base of Bootleg to the upper…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 4.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Girl Scout/West Leg/Mother Loop


Like many of the rides in Bootleg Canyon, the Girl Scout/West Leg/Mother Loop is actually made up of three different trails: Girl Scout, West Leg, and Mother—the first trail created in Bootleg Canyon.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. East Leg


Bootleg Canyon is just that, a canyon—one that is divided into two halves by a dirt road. On the west side of the canyon you’ll find the more cross-country-style rides: Mother, West Leg, Girl Scout, P…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 1.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. West Leg to East Leg


West Leg is one of the most popular trails in Bootleg Canyon and when combined with a trail intentionally designed to be an introductory downhill course, you have one heck of a fun ride! Note that whi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 4.0 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Middle and Lower Lake View Loop


This trail is a fun ride for both beginner and intermediate riders, while still offering some great technical challenges for those with more advanced skills. The trail gets its name because of the gre…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 2.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Middle and Upper Lake View Loop


Like the Middle and Lower Lake View Loop, this trail gets its name because of the great views it provides of Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in the Unites States. Unlike the Middle and Upper Lake…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 2.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Lower and Upper Lake View Loop


As mentioned elsewhere in this guide, riding a trail in the opposite direction of the “normal” route can often expose you to an entirely different ride. The Lower Lake View Trail is probably one of th…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. POW/Par None/IMBA Loop


The POW/Par None/IMBA Loop, commonly called the POW Loop, is actually a combination of three trails that together form a loop through the western outskirts of Bootleg Canyon. Because this ride is not…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. IMBA/POW/Par None Loop


The IMBA/POW/Par None Loop is another version of the POW/Par None/ IMBA ride. The main difference is the starting and ending point. This version of the trail also eliminates the long initial climb; ho…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Las Vegas and Southern Nevada"
Boulder City, NV - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides