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Explore the best rated trails in Boulder City, NV. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the I-215 East Beltway Trail and Union Pacific Railroad Trail. With more than 31 trails covering 207 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Not sure how this trail got listed by Trail Link as a rail/trail but it definitely is not. We started at Railroad Pass trail head and rode the trail clockwise. Lots of long uphills but plenty of downhills as well. Where it gets very difficult is when you get out about 24 1/2 miles (at this point there is no turning back) and you face a fairly steep 5 mile climb with minimal downhill relief. The last 3 1/2 miles are downhill which is nice but that 5 mile climb is a killer. Beautiful trail but not easy by any stretch.
Trail surface is old and cracked. Also is a narrower trail. The informational signs at the numerous plazas along the trail are faded out. However, is nice to follow a trail that isn't alongside a busy roadway. A number of other users were out on a Sunday afternoon in the drizzle. The wash isn't all that scenic but there is vegetation in it. A number of side trails go down into the wash for dog walking etc. There are a couple busy streets that need to be crossed and they have traffic signals. Overall would do this one again.
Trail is good quality, smooth and wide but the portion we followed parallels the beltway. Lots of traffic on beltway. Some signaled road crossings and others with an underpass. We started on the north end (Hualapai Way) and traveled south for nearly 7 miles. This trail does have hills. The traillink map and listing could be updated. The trail travels east from where we started. Uncertain how much further but is more trail.
Started at the Alan Bible Visitor Ctr and went clockwise. The trail immediately goes up for about 1100 feet in about 6 miles. This was a killer of a climb for me. Most of the difficulty was in this section. The last 2 miles was also challenging. I am not sure why this falls into the "rail trail category". Too much verticals and S turns and switch backs for that category. The first 13 ish miles was underwheming as far as scenery. you pass housing, power lines, businesses. The rest of the route is more scenic and less difficult and more fun. If I were to ride it again, I would consider going counter clockwise as an out and back from the visitor center. Going counterclockwise all the way would have a longer less steep uphill with steep downhill in the end. Pick your preference. I did not see any wildlife. I encountered some raindrops, temps around 70 mostly cloudy. Rained hard after the ride. No shade. Bring enough water. No food on the trail itself. A lot of expansion cracks, otherwise good mostly asphalt surface. Road bike should be fine. I rode a hybrid.
I added this into a 60 mile total ride. I started at the 0 mile point and went clockwise. Not a lot of water refill spots which is a big downer. I filled up at a rest stop about 5 miles in, but the majority of the back side loop is waterless. Once you hit the boulder area there are some stores you can stop in if you need water or something. But that’s about it. I started the loop with a regular water bottle mixed with some electros and a 1.5L camel back of water. It was enough, but would have benefited from having more. I went at noon on a hot august day. Brought some cliff bars. It’s a good trail. I did the whole ride on a heavy mountain bike and it was windy. I would have preferred using my road bike, but glad I used the mountain bike because between 9 and 18 miles in, the trail was covered with a lot of rocky gravel and sand patches. That would have been tough and frustrating on a road bike. I even walked thru some heavy deep gravel on the mountain bike. It was covered so much in some areas that I thought I got of the trial somehow. Either way, it slows you down. I think the debris is the result from all the rain washing rocks onto the trail. Hopefully they clean it up soon because it’s a good trail though. Like I said I added it in, so I did 15 miles before I got there and then did the loop. If you’re not a distance rider type, then maybe think about how far you want to go before committing to the half way point. Either way, there’s plenty of ways out if you have an emergency so it’s not like you have to walk 15 miles to get help. Roads are close by. Also, the trail path kind of gets funky in Boulder City. Meaning, there’s a spot where you kind of have to know where you’re going to stay on the trail. It kind of sucks actually, so you might want to look at a map of the trail via the satellite view so you can get an idea where to go once you hit the Boulder City area. Well, those are the notables. I’ll be back at this trail because I like the distance riding without having issues with cars and traffic
Great ride, smooth and empty early morning. Clean and easy riding enjoy the landscape and shade from adjacent homes.
Great paved trail with nice landscape along the way. Also a very nice park (Cornerstone Park) with a pond. It also connects to a longer trail (UPRR) trail.
We were in Henderson to get 50 miles in Nevada on our quest to bike 50 miles in every state.THis was number 45 for us and we were excited to find the Union Pacific Trail.We were staying in the Black Mountain area and could ride to the Greenway entrance from the house.The trail surface is quite smooth and there a few road crossings that are well done with devices to warn cars of your crossing.Views of the surrounding mountains can be seen the entire way to the end at Railroad Casino which is approximately 5 miles.Watch those SW winds that prevail in the spring and the low humidity for those not from the area!Little extra effort can be required!The ride back to the western end is not quite as scenic but includes a park and an urban feel.If you are lucky you might just get a glimpse of the infamous Road Runner.
Not so much of a "loop" as a windy one-way ride and return buy the same route but a really nice one!
Bridges were full of homeless and trail dead ends at a golf course.
We have completed a number of trails, including River Mountain Loop Trail, and this one of the best. Trail surface is nice and wide, mostly smooth. The trail follows the surrounding earth surface with hills, a couple short but steep and winds through the drainages. Twists here and there. Nothing boring about this one. In the summer might consider early morning or early evening...not much for shade. Fair amount of traffic from bikes, hikers, runners, etc. Go do this one!
Grand opening today of new extension from Acacia Park west to North Pecos Road. This trail is now 12 miles or so. New section includes overpasses or underpasses at Stephanie, Valle Verde and Green Valley Pkwy avoiding major traffic crossings. Easy ride and connects to three other city parks.
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