Las Vegas hikes

Las Vegas Hikes

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Las Vegas isn’t really known as a hiking city, but it should be. You have incredible desert hikes in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, big mountains like Mt Charleston, and then fun local hikes that are minutes away from the strip. If you need a an outdoors fix to counteract a booze filled night out on the town, there’s a ton of great trail options.

Las Vegas Hikes Map

Name Miles Climbing Difficulty Dogs
Hike Lone Mountain Trail1.2550ModerateYes
Hike First Creek Canyon Trail2.1220EasyYes
Hike Calico Tanks Trail at Red Rock Canyon2.3570ModerateLeashed
Hike Turtlehead Peak Trail52000HardLeashed

All Las Vegas Hikes

Hike Calico Tanks Trail at Red Rock Canyon

Hike Calico Tanks Trail

The Calico Tanks Trail hike is one of the most popular in Red Rock Canyon. It’s challenging without being too hard; the trail takes you through beautiful sandstone formations to a desert watering hole with views of Las Vegas.

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Hike First Creek Canyon Trail

Hike First Creek Canyon Trail

The First Creek Canyon trail hike is one I recommend to friends wanting to an easy yet fun hike around Las Vegas. It’s in Red Rock Canyon park, but you don’t need to drive the 13-mile loop to get to it, and it’s free. The hike follows the First Creek up to a hidden waterfall and plunge pool. If you want to hike farther, the trail continues up First Creek Canyon.

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Hike Lone Mountain Trail


The Lone Mountain trail is a fun little hike close to the Las Vegas strip that offers some great views of Las Vegas. If you want wilderness, head to Red Rock Canyon, but if you want a quick little hike with great views, this is your move. It’s popular with the locals because it’s close, offers a workout, and has great views. There are several routes and hikes around Lone Mountain. These hike directions cover the most popular (and easiest) regular route up the mountain.

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Hike Turtlehead Peak Trail

turtlehead peak trail

One of the best hikes in Red Rock Canyon, the Turtlehead Peak hike is tough but rewards you with sweeping 360 views of Las Vegas and the surrounding La Madre mountains. The trail to Turtlehead Peak the shortest peak hike in Red Rock Canyon park, so be prepared for a workout and some crowds. It’s worth it, the views are incredible.

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