Historic Railroad Trail
Historic Railroad Trail
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Areas of this trail were used in the movie "The Gauntlet."
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Patt T
2 contributions
Jan 2023
It ends/begins on the top floor of the parking garage at the Hoover Dam. There was hardly any signage so we pretty much found it by accident and only because we knew it was there somewhere and were looking for it! the signs along the trails were very worn and not legible in places. It's a shame that it isn't maintained. Bikes aren't allowed in so if people rode over, there should be a safe place for them to leave bikes inside so they could tour the dam. We walked out from the dam and was hoping to see some of the tunnels and views but ran out of time. A trail map with distances would be helpful. I was glad I got to see some of it but there wasn't enough information on this end to explain what we were walking on.
Written 18 January 2023
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Linda B
65 contributions
Jan 2023
It was a beautiful sunny day for a walk. As you walk you can see Lake Mead and stop and take pictures. Just to see the Hoover Dam and the bridge is awesome.
Written 18 January 2023
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yorosey
Las Vegas, NV5,154 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
It is a nice trail along the south side of lake mead. You can walk through various tunnels and enjoy the views of the hills, lake, dessert and old railway tunnels. Not sure how long it takes to do full trail but we did just over hour walk and got to see at least 3 tunnels.
Written 17 January 2023
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cludasdulac
Torquay, UK98 contributions
Nov 2022
This really is a lovely walk, we always walk to the Hoover Dam have lunch and walk back. Great views of Lake Mead, we were lucky to see the Mountain goats on a stroll. Would recommend if you like walking.
Written 5 December 2022
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David W
Edmonton, Canada2,174 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Nice easy walk from the Railroad Hiking Trail parking lot to the Hoover Dam. The railway tracks have been removed and it’s an easy smooth surface to walk on. Took about 1 1/2 hours each way with stops. Passes through the ‘old boneyard’ and ends up at the 5th floor of the Hoover Dam parking lot. Good views of Lake Mead marina along the way. Well worth the hike and a great way to get to the dam without having to go through road security and try to find parking near the dam.
Written 26 October 2022
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SlimRusty
Brisbane, Australia41 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a good flat hiking trail with some nice views of Lake Mead. The old railroad tunnels add some interest too, and provide a welcome respite from the heat. Don't forgot to take a hat and plenty of water - it gets hot out there!
Written 24 September 2022
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Elissa J
North Las Vegas, NV47 contributions
Oct 2021
We loved this hike because it was easy for young kids- flat, has good views and my kids LOVED the tunnels to go through. Not overly long, you can hike as far as you want. I also saw many riding bikes on the trail so that's an option as well.
Written 24 July 2022
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HappyJana
Las Vegas, NV775 contributions
Mar 2022
If you ever get a chance to participate in a running event here, do it. It is such a neat trail. Even just to go for a leisurely walk on the weekend here would be nice with a view of the lake.
Written 21 April 2022
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JDL12424
East Jewett, NY243 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The railroad trail is great. Mostly a level gravel surface, beautiful and unique views, tunnels. Very popular walking area that connects to other trails in the park. The only down side I see are the dogs, or rather the dog owners. If you are incapable or unwilling to be considerate enough to pick up after your dog then leave your dog at home or better yet let someone else care for the dog as you apparently don’t have the capability. There are minimal trash receptacles along the trail and no free doggie bags, plan ahead, carry it out or leave Fido home.
Written 24 January 2022
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HappyJana
Las Vegas, NV775 contributions
Nov 2021
I love all the races throughout the year that is held on this trail. It is so much fun to race to the next tunnel. Next u: St. Patrick's Day 12k!
Written 4 January 2022
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