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A real hidden gem at Lake Mead

The Historic Railroad Trail follows the portion of the railroad route that serviced the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful and Historical Hike

We enjoyed this hike so much! Panoramic views of Lake Mead and a well kept trail! We loved learning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Areas of this trail were used in the movie "The Gauntlet."
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Historic Railroad Trail follows the portion of the railroad route that serviced the construction of Boulder (Hoover) Dam. The trail includes several tunnels that were cut through the mountains to lead to the dam site. It is a nice hike that offers beautiful views...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this hike so much! Panoramic views of Lake Mead and a well kept trail! We loved learning about the railroad that used to operate along the trail and walking through the tunnels was great! The park rangers at the gift shop were very...More

Thank BoiseTravelGirl
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The Historic Railroad Trail is interesting due to the Railroad tunnels you can walk through. The trail is well-maintained and accessible to various ability levels. There are also benches located at specific scenic points.

Thank leighann0576
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Great hike, or bike ride from just outside Lake Meade Recreational Area to Hover Dam. Quite, scenic with three old railroad tunnels that tie how the dam was originally transformed and built back in the 1930's.

Thank paxas
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Decided to run this trail last morning of my trip whilst staying in Boulder City, just a 5 min drive and free parking, run is 3.75 miles including the slopes down to the dam viewing point, not hard or hot 1st thing as mountains shade...More

Thank wazza99
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Okay you have to go here.. It is not advisable in summer, too hot.. But fall winter and spring it is so refreshing. Hikes where you see wild goats on the hills, see Lake Meade and trek thru semi dark, railroad tunnels that are no...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We took this hike yesterday. Temperature was 100 degrees. The walk itself to & through the tunnels is an easy walk. A little uphill in the beginning. If you chose to walk to Hoover Dam there is a little bit of a downhill & uphill...More

Thank 220christinab
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is one of those hidden gems around Las Vegas. Walking the trail and going through the tunnels was an adventure I will not soon forget.

Thank DouglasM1964
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

If you go in August just make sure you bring plenty of water...more than the usual recommendation. Super hot during the outdoor parts...

1  Thank williamy9
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A nice long walk on your way to Lake Mead that has some beautiful scenery and awesome views of the Lake from a higher elevation. Bring comfortable clothing and durable shoes. This isn't a tough or extremely long walking path, but one that you'll want...More

3  Thank Brian K
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26 June 2018|
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Response from JulieH2408 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s free. There is a small car park at the entrance which is also free. As others have suggested, try to go earlier in the day as gets very hot.
6 June 2018|
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Response from CrankingChick | Reviewed this property |
I agree with TravelinLady- the weather is unpredictable that time of year so be prepared for a variety of conditions. We walked most of the trail and it is not very difficult or strenuous so you should be able to make good... More
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31 March 2018|
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Response from seajaydw | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can rent bikes at All Mountain Cyclery in Boulder City. I believe that they even provide pick up or drop off at the visitors centre which is close to the start of the trail. Definitely contact them to ask. Have fun!