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Location: Henderson, NV
Trail Condition: Nicely finished asphalt trail surface. Wide trail. Trail has two underpasses beneath busy highways. Both nicely done and plenty wide enough. Steep hill climb from wetlands area to River Mountains Loop Trail.
Comments: We connected to this trail from the Lake Mead Parkway Trail/River Mountains Loop Trail. The trail goes pretty steady downhill most of the way to Terrazza Park. The park has nice restrooms and a large roadrunner statue. Would be a good place to park and start the other trails in the Las Vegas Wash area. Only a couple folks seen on the Wetlands Trail Connector. However, a pretty good number of walkers, mostly, seen at the park and on the other trails in the Las Vegas Wash area. (In future will plan to return to this area and try other trails.) On return to River Mountains Loop Trail it is a pretty steep climb from Terrazza Park. Our loop ride this day also included, Lake Mead Parkway, River Mountains Loop Trail, and Burkholder Trail. See reviews for these trails mentioned.
Location: Henderson, NV
Trail Condition: Very nice trail and sufficiently wide. This is review is only for the portion from Wetlands Trail Connector to Burkholder Trail. This portion of trail has several steep hills and fast downhills. Trail surface is great.
Comments: Connected to this trail from the Lake Mead Parkway, riding from Henderson. Rode up to the Wetlands Trail Connector and after completing the Wetlands Trail Connector, began the River Mountains Loop Trail (counter clockwise) towards the Burkholder Trail. A couple pretty good climbs and then fast downhills getting through the first mile or so of trail. Then a steady uphill until the Burkholder Trail intersection. Nice to get away from the traffic and out into the desert on this trail. A few more walkers and bikers encountered on this trail. (Bad – encountered two motorcyclists using the trail, they weren’t racing down the trail but just the same shouldn’t have been there.) Our loop ride this day also included, Lake Mead Parkway, Wetlands Trail Connector, and Burkholder Trail. See reviews for these trails mentioned.
We rode the complete trail a couple years ago and enjoyed it. Is a long ride but a memorable one.
Location: Henderson, NV
Trail Condition: Trail surface is in good shape, asphalt, and majority of it is wide. While in the more populated (central Henderson) area there are many side street crossings and some major intersections. Extra care is necessary to navigate that portion of trail. A number of shade structures and benches are along the trail.
Parking: We started from Victory Village Plaza. Plenty of parking.
Comments: After navigating through a number of intersections traveling East, trail became more enjoyable to ride. There are some hills requiring extra effort to climb. Mostly encountered walkers (but only a few) and fewer yet bikers. After about 4 miles the trail connected to the River Mountains Loop Trail. While the Lake Mead Parkway trail is a nice trail the River Mountains Loop trail seems like an even better trail. We continued on the Lake Mead Parkway Trail/River Mountains Loop Trail to the Wetlands Trail Connector. That ended the Lake Mead Parkway Trail portion of this ride. Our loop ride went on to include the Wetlands Trail Connector, a portion of the River Mountains Loop Trail, and the Burkholder Trail which returned us back to our car at Victory Village Plaza. See reviews for other trails mentioned here.
Location: Henderson, NV
Trail Condition: Outside of central Henderson trail is wide and in good condition. Once entering the “city” encounter more traffic and intersection crossings (minor and major). Mostly the trail is away from the street but still must be aware of traffic and intersections. Through the city it is wide and well maintained.
Comments: Started this trail from the River Mountains Loop Trail. It is good downhill coast when starting here and riding into Henderson. The first mile or so is outside of the city and remainder is a city ride. Towards the end of the trail, approaching Lake Mead Parkway, a section of trail is a “Story Book” walk with pages of a children’s book displayed. Can walk along and read a story. Pretty neat. Our loop ride this day also included, Lake Mead Parkway, Wetlands Trail Connector, and River Mountains Loop Trail. See reviews for these trails mentioned.
We were visiting from the midwest so we got our e-bikes from an outfitter in Henderson with excellent access to the loop. Don’t try to do this in the summer as it is too hot and no shade. It is a great experience if you’re on an e- bike. If not you need to be in good shape as it is hilly. The trail is in excellent condition. Most ride it clockwise because that’s easier.
This trail connects Mountain Lake Park to Terrazza Park. It is all uphill from Terrazza to Mountain Lake. At Mountain Lake Park connect to River Mountains Loop Trail and Lake Meade Parkway Trail. At Terrazza Park connect to Wetlands Park Loop Trail and on to Flamingo Arroyo Trail. All trails are paved and in good condition.
Great trail, but a lot of hills and no shade. Water is available at three locations along the trail, but still need a couple of bottles to be safe. All but real hill climbers need to rent an e-bike. To minimize steep hills go clockwise, the hill from the visitor's center to top of hill at Boulder City is long but not steep. E-bikes are available at River Mountain on Lake Meade Parkway in Henderson and All Mountain in Boulder City.
Nice paved trail. Little shade. Some street crossings are challenging. We rode 8 miles and were told you could ride another 30 plus miles on connecting trails. There are places to stop for food & beverages.
My experience is bicycling, but I see others walking and jogging as well. This is an awesome trail to get some miles in with minimal traffic concerns. There are a few intersections to cross, but most have a bridge or tunnel. This is an exceptional resource for bicyclists and others in Las Vegas Nevada. I am super pleased to have this available to us!
I can't argue with any of the previous reviews. It's not a trail you would set out to ride and thoroughly enjoy, but it has it's positives. Before I reached the trail I'd spent the best part of 20 minutes riding down Flamingo and stopping for ages at every single set of lights. I was glad to get on the trail and enjoy some continuous riding.
There were small areas with glass and debris which thankfully caused no issues. There are a few areas of homeless camps which for which I adopted a turn of speed, just in case. I encountered no problems and most were courteous and polite, saying hello as I passed and ensuring their friends weren't blocking my passage. I was a little concerned at first but un-necessarily so. I'd decided that I'd take a different route on the way back but after the first two sets of traffic lights set me back the best part of 10 minutes, I chose to retrace back to town on the trail.
Not the most picturesque trail you could follow and could certainly do with running a sweeper over it, but all in all gets you from The Strip (almost) to Sunrise and keeps you away from the main roads.
I set myself the challenge of renting a road bike and riding out from The Strip down Flamingo Arroyo, Wetlands and Connector trails then taking the River Mountains Loop clockwise before retracing back to Vegas, Baby.
Flamingo Arroyo is a means to an end. It gets you out of the city to Sunrise avoiding the main trafficked roads and onto Wetlands, which is a nice trail. There's a couple of miles slog up to The Loop from here then you need to decide clockwise or anti clockwise.
I'm 16 stones so not a climber and I managed alright. There's nothing particularly steep but the drag from Lake Mead to the top of the hill at Boulder City is a long, hard slog. I plodded gently up it in marginally under 55 minutes excluding a stop to give directions to a couple that couldn't read the sign they were standing next to. Why they'd assume a bloke from 5,000 miles away would have any local knowledge is open to question.
The early April sunshine had the temperature hitting 30 degrees C (double it and add 32 I think for old school) in parts; strangely the hottest bit was during the climb to boulder city which was dashed inconvenient. I ran out of drink atop the climb and managed to restock at the Equestrian Drive Car Park where the water fountain dispenses the nicest water on earth (and I live near Buxton!) A good tip is to memorise where the water dispensaries are before you set off. I didn't struggle the Three Sisters. Kept a bit of pace up and sprinted up them. Overall good trail. Good tarmac most of the way round with a few contraction cracks in places. Not many opportunities for shade so I'd imagine it would be good to heed the advice of avoidance in the summer months. Completely enjoyable and easily accomplished by an average, middle aged cyclist.
Strava Link if interested. https://www.strava.com/activities/2258408601/
This is a really great trail, one of my favorites, but be aware of two things:
1. The trail is currently closed (as of March 5, 2019) at Tunnel 3 for repairs, so the trail is shortened.
2. The trail can be closed during the hottest months, basically so tourists unaccustomed to the heat don't harm themselves.
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