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River Mountains Trail

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada
Distance14.8mi
Elevation Gain2,924ft
Trailhead Elevation1,592ft
Top1,803ft
Elevation Min/Max1224/1803ft
Elevation Start/End1592/1592ft

River Mountains Trail

River Mountains Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Henderson, Nevada. It is within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It is 14.8 miles long and begins at 1,592 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 29.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,924 feet. Near the trailhead there are a parking and restrooms. The North Beach (elevation 1,276 feet) beach can be seen along the trail. There are also grasses and parking along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Railroad Tunnel Trail and Rover Mountains Trail.
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Paul W. Papa
"The River Mountains Loop makes its way around the hills outside of Las Vegas, offering great views of the Las Vegas valley and Lake Mead. The loop is a favorite of road bikers because it has several challenging climbs. The River Mountains Loop is a trail that was created to connect Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Henderson, Boulder City, and the Las Vegas valley into one enjoyable ride. The trail might not have happened if it weren’t for the combined efforts of private landowners, citizens, and many of Nevada’s resource management agencies to link several separate unofficial trails into one. The 12-foot-wide trail is asphalt in most areas and cement in some, with a dashed yellow line running down the center almost the entire length of the trail."

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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