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Las Vegas Hiking
Las Vegas Hiking

Las Vegas Hiking

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Las Vegas Hiking is a popular activity for nature lovers looking to get a surge of adrenaline up some of the city’s most amazing nearby trails.

It is an interesting way to step away from the city’s glittering lights and pulsating nightlife and throw yourself at a remote desert trek just outside Las Vegas.

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There are many hiking trails that dot the landscape, from the gentle treks that most people can handle or the more treacherous ones suitable for experienced hikers only. Start at the Red Rock Canyon, which is a great respite for outdoor lovers in Las Vegas.

The canyon has many trails to choose from, but Turtlehead Peak stands out for two reasons: the first is that it is not that difficult for the average person, and secondly, because of its stunning views at the top. This scenic hike is a must-enjoy while at Red Rock Canyon.

Want to immerse yourself in the history of some of Las Vegas’ popular attractions? How about you start at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area? There’s the National Historic Trail that is an excellent option for hikers, which encircles Lake Mead and leads up to Hoover Dam – a total of 3.7 miles through disused railroad tunnels.

Another perfect location for hiking near Las Vegas is at the Valley of Fire State Park. For an admission fee of just $10 and numerous hiking trails to choose from, there is no excuse not to go. Look out for the Fire Wave hiking trail, which is a hiking paradise for the outdoor lover thanks to its strikingly beautiful rocks formations. With red soil, sweeping views, and intricate rock formations, it is easy to see why this is a top hiking destination.

North of Las Vegas lies the Mount Charleston Summit – the tallest of the Spring Mountains. This summit is a magnet for thrill-seekers on the hunt for a challenge. Take the 11-mile hike on the strenuous North Loop and get rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.

Other great destinations for hiking include the Clark County Wetlands Park, Goldstrike Hot Springs, and the River Mountains Loop Trail.

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