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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  • cludasdulac
    Torquay, United Kingdom99 contributions
    Love It
    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.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 5 December 2022
  • yorosey
    Las Vegas, Nevada5,161 contributions
    Nice trail
    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.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 January 2023
  • Patt T
    2 contributions
    Interesting but neglected
    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.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 18 January 2023
  • Sharon K
    Las Vegas, Nevada115 contributions
    My favorite place for a day hike
    I used to hike back in here a long time ago when it wasn't open to the public and we'd have to hide from the ranger! But now that it is public I go quite often. It is scenic and historic. It is not strenuous and I an take the kids or elderly folk here. The tunnels are interesting and quite unique to this area.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 16 February 2023
  • Linred17
    35 contributions
    Easy hike from Hoover Dam entrance
    We started from the Hoover Dam. Use the top floor of the parking garage. Easy hike. Beautiful views of the canyon. Path is not marked too well - bring a map or pre plan where to go.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Doc & Brecinda
    Quartzsite, Arizona4 contributions
    This is a rails to trails historic path. Needs a little maintenance as the trim starting to wash out in a few places, BU
    Entered this trail 3.7 miles north northwest of Hoover dam. Took our e-bikes on this beautiful historic rails to trails conversion. Rode our e-bikes to a point just north of the Hoover dam where they no longer allow bikes. Two bike racks here, so bring sturdy locks, leave your bikes and hike the short distance to the dam. Awesome scenery, total of 5 railroad tunnels to go thru, just a neat outing. Highly recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2023
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Brian
New York City, NY202 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Had read about the trail and was looking forward to it. It didn’t disappoint. I did make the mistake of using google maps to try to get there. It tried to take me through the national park which would have required a payment; the ranger told me how to go back and get there without paying. That was super kind. The trail was easy to find once I found the trailhead near the parking lot. It’s flat, easy to navigate, and the views are spectacular. About 10 degrees cooler inside the tunnels, too, which was nice!
Written 23 April 2023
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Doc & Brecinda
Quartzsite, AZ4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Entered this trail 3.7 miles north northwest of Hoover dam. Took our e-bikes on this beautiful historic rails to trails conversion. Rode our e-bikes to a point just north of the Hoover dam where they no longer allow bikes. Two bike racks here, so bring sturdy locks, leave your bikes and hike the short distance to the dam. Awesome scenery, total of 5 railroad tunnels to go thru, just a neat outing. Highly recommend.
Written 14 April 2023
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Linred17
New York35 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We started from the Hoover Dam. Use the top floor of the parking garage. Easy hike. Beautiful views of the canyon. Path is not marked too well - bring a map or pre plan where to go.
Written 7 April 2023
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Jennifer H
Columbus, OH530 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
It was a nice hike. I wish the tunnels were closer to the Leak Mead visitor center, but I guess there isn’t much you can do about that. I can see how it would be horribly hot in the summer.
Written 5 March 2023
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Sharon K
Las Vegas, NV115 contributions
Oct 2022
I used to hike back in here a long time ago when it wasn't open to the public and we'd have to hide from the ranger! But now that it is public I go quite often. It is scenic and historic. It is not strenuous and I an take the kids or elderly folk here. The tunnels are interesting and quite unique to this area.
Written 16 February 2023
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budzy829
Henderson, NV251 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
🎈Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail
•Easy hike - 7.5 miles Round Trip - 434 ft elevation change - Sand & Gravel Trail
•Remnants of the Hoover Dam's construction can be seen throughout the route. There are 5 tunnels total, each are approximately 300 ft in length, and 25 ft in diameter. Great panoramic views of #LakeMead and the Boulder Basin region along the journey
•Go early in the morning, it gets hot by 10 AM and afternoons get hot too!
Written 12 February 2023
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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
74 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, NV5,161 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, UK99 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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