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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James W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My oldest granddaughter & I love to hike with our pups; this trail is more of a long walk than a hike, but is well worth it. The trail is very well maintained and, leaving from the Lake Mead trailhead, is only a slight incline. As usual, we took our husky's and noticed several other people brought theirs as well. This is a very popular trail and we crossed paths with many people, ranging from young families with children in strollers to elderly couples to people jogging and on bikes. The views and tunnels are amazing and there is a small rest area after the 5th tunnel where we stopped and had a nice picnic lunch.
Written January 14, 2024
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Brian
New York City, NY204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 23, 2023
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Doc & Brecinda
Quartzsite, AZ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 14, 2023
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Linred17
New York35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 7, 2023
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Jennifer H
Columbus, OH530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 5, 2023
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Sharon K
Las Vegas, NV115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 16, 2023
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budzy829
Henderson, NV265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 12, 2023
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Patt T
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 18, 2023
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Linda B
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 18, 2023
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yorosey
Las Vegas, NV5,190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 17, 2023
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