At first, it seemed like the wild areas were an escape. But then the coronavirus shut down Red Rock and Lake Mead. However, there are still places where you can stretch your legs, ride a bike and jog with the dog. And they're where you least expect them to be: right nearby. The Vegas Valley is threaded with a loose network of urban trails that are just waiting to be explored ... and the best part is, they’re still open.
Just remember to continue social distancing while outdoors. This is not the time to revive that walking club.
Aliante Parkway-Grand Teton Trail. Stroll along this street-side trail, which has enough landscaping and trees to enjoy some shade. 3.27 miles.
Amargosa Trail. A miles-long paved and unpaved trail that’s great for hiking and mountain biking with multiple trailheads in Henderson, near Horizon Ridge Parkway and St. Rose Parkway. 10 miles.
Angel Park Trail. Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and the Valley as you stroll along this paved trail. Start at Las Vegas’ Bruce Trent Park on N. Rampart Boulevard. 2.66 miles.
Anthem East Trail. Start at Henderson’s Anthem Hills Park to enjoy the miles-long pavement and soft-surface trail with great views of the Valley. 9.39 miles.
Bonanza Trail. This trail loosely follows Summerlin Parkway/U.S. 95. Entry points from several different parks, including outside Springs Preserve and the Darling Tennis Center. 6.12 miles
Boulder Highway Trail. A paved trail in Henderson that runs parallel to Boulder Highway. 5.53 miles
Burkholder Trail. Henderson’s Cinnamon Ridge Park bisects this paved trail, which runs from East Lake Mead Parkway to the west and connects to River Mountains Loop Trail to the east. 3.21 miles.
Cactus Wren Trail. This short trail begins at Henderson’s Cactus Wren Park, with connections to the 215 Trail and Amargosa Trail. 1 mile.
Cedar Drainage Trail. An unexpected oasis that runs along a flood control channel. Starts at Pecos Road near Bonanza Road and Stewart Avenue. 1.84 miles.
City View Trail. Climb the side of the North McCullough Mountain Range in Henderson for jaw-dropping views of the Vegas Valley. 0.67 miles
Cultural Corridor Trail & Bridge. This truly urban trail takes you from the Mob Museum to the Natural History Museum. 0.94 miles.
Equestrian Trails. Giddyup! Horses are allowed on these Henderson trails, which connect to Equestrian Park North and South. 3.9 miles.
Floyd Lamb Park Environmental Enhancement Area Trails. Explore two large natural loop trails near the park. 3.46 miles.
Hualapai Canyon Trail. Short and sweet trail near the Suncoast Casino. 0.74 miles.
McCullough Hills Trail. This moderately difficult natural trail stretches from its trailhead near E. Horizon Ridge Parkway west to Anthem Hills Park. 8 miles.
The Pioneer Trail. Follow existing sidewalks near Downtown to learn about the history of Las Vegas. 6.63 miles.
Pittman Wash Trail. Enter this popular and paved Henderson trail via Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, Silver Springs Park or Pecos Legacy Park. It’s a natural-feeling oasis in the middle of the city. 4.29 miles
River Mountains Loop Trail. This trail is so big it gets its own website, rivermountainstrail.org. This truly massive loop connects the dots of the Vegas Valley: Lake Mead Recreation Area, Henderson, Boulder City, Hoover Dam and points in between. Due to pandemic-related park closures, it’s best to stick to the portions in Henderson and Boulder City. 34 miles.
Saguaro Trail. Start at Henderson’s Saguaro park and go northwest to the Downs 5 Trail or southeast to the Equestrian North Trail. 1.26 miles.
Union Pacific Railroad Trail. Follows an old railroad corridor in deep Henderson, near Nevada State College on one end and Fiesta Casino on the other. 6.72 miles.
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