I-215 West Beltway Trail


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I-215 West Beltway Trail Facts

States: Nevada
Counties: Clark
Length: 17 miles
Trail end points: N Hualapai Way (La Madre Foothills) and W Tropicana Ave & CR 215 (Spring Valley)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6573704

I-215 West Beltway Trail Description

The I-215 West Beltway Trail follows the Las Vegas Beltway (officially named the Bruce Woodbury Beltway) along the city's western border, offering views of the mountains that flank the city. While the adjacent highway is currently signed as Clark County 215, the route is in the process of being upgraded to interstate standards—hence the trail's name.

The urban trail provides a convenient off-road route for commuters, as well as a recreational escape about two miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. At the trail's northern end, it curves east to follow the highway and becomes the Northern Beltway Trail. Passing Hualapai Way, Fort Apache Road, and Durango Road, the route currently ends at Grand Montecito Parkway.

Plans include extending the trail east through the Centennial Bowl interchange to Tenaya Way, where it will connect with an existing section of the trail which continues east to North Decatur Boulevard.

For further adventuring, the center of the trail is not far from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, accessible from Charleston Boulevard. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the southern end of the trail at the shopping complex off W Tropicana Avenue. Trail users should use caution when crossing the busy road.

I-215 West Beltway Trail Reviews

warning on Charleston and Sahara intersections.

I like the trail because it’s challenging but be careful on crossing Charleston and Sahara intersections. I have several Close calls on that intersections. Cars are always in a hurry to merge to 215 sometimes they occupied the cross walk/ bike path so it blocked your way. They need to put a bridge or below the bridge trail to bypass the intersections. Also I noticed that nobody cleans the trail after lone mountain to centennial there’s always trash and sometimes plastic bottles that are dangerous if you ran over it.

Scary for intermediate rollerblader

Rollerblader here! I’m intermediate level? I’ve rollerbladed for years and occasionally complete 15-18 mile rides on my skates. Tried the first mile of this and was terrified (I’m not the best at stopping). Within that first mile (from the south end), had to cross 3 very busy streets, minimal room for error stopping while going slightly downhill onto heavy traffic. Also, parts of the crosswalk were very rough causing several near falls for me on the street. Not sure how the rest of the trail as I turned around before I got myself into too much trouble.

Follows Beltway

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.

nice trail

I take this trail a lot for my exercise after I get off work. Just get prepared to do some up hill climbs.


The trail is about 15 miles as of 11/2020

Super fun bike and pedestrian trail. The path is much wider than most. Almost 1900 elevation if you ride the entire trail out and back. Was windy at times but an excellent challenge.

great bicycle trail!

This is a great bicycle route. Runs along the 215 and crosses very few streets without bridges. Would give 5 stars if there was better parking at the beginning of route.

Great Trail

This trail is actually longer than 11.4 miles. It goes from W. Tropicana Ave. and CR 215 to Centennial Pkwy. Add about 5 miles.


Mostly a bike trail but still walkable. Need more signs like Bonanza/Lone Mountain / Angel Park trails. This is not a night trail

this map is not accurate

its a great trail to walk run and cycle but it goes further than ann rd. this need to be updated

Fantastic Trail!

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!

Trail is now expanding North.

The 215 re-alignment project includes extending the Western Beltway Trail from about a mile South of Lone Mountain Road to the new Centennial bridge, under construction, and ending at Centennial near the Providence Master Plan. I don't know of any plans to connect the new trail with the existing trail system.

Pitiful for Running

My husband and I ran this trail for a four mile recovery run after the Rock n Roll Vegas Marathon. For cycling it's good in that you don't have to deal with intersections. For running it was amazingly dull. It's basically a paved electrical right of way next to a freeway. Ugly and boring.

great trail

this is a very long trail, I go about half way and turn back home which is great. I would suggest early in the am during summer.


The trail is open the whole length.


Closed at 2.5 mile mark heading north

Nice bike trail

The map here is not close to updated. The trail now extends all the way Cheyenne Ave. While I have not measured the actual miles I would say it is now about 10-11 miles full length.

The trail is a very nice ride with only a few places that you have to cross roads and watch for traffic (Flamingo Rd., Sahara Ave, Fort Apache @ Peace Way)

The section between Cheyenne Ave and Summerlin Pkwy riding south bound is quite challenging due to the very steep grade Cheyenne to Lake Mead. Outside of this section the trail is a nice ride. Overall up hill northbound and downhill southbound.

As far as difficulty, overall, it is quite accessible for the novice rider and you can tailor your ride and turn around at any point. I would expect the avid rider would find it on the easier side.

Western Beltway Trail

That is the oficial name for this trail.

It offcially goes futher south from Tropicanna but then it is all on sidewalks, and it is now extended up to Charleston Av.
It goes underneth Hualipai & Desert Inn Rd and now a new Bridge takes you over Towne Center Dr.

2 good places to park are #1 the Road Runner Saloon @ Flamingo & the 215. Way in the back next to the trail and the other one is on Desert Inn Rd @ the 215, next to the school playfield.

Very nice trail, would be even nicer if they had bridges over FtApache Rd, Flamingo, & Sahara Av.

Nice Trail

This is a very nice paved trail with an easy grade. Wide enough for walkers, runners, and bikers to pass easily. We started at Flamingo and intended to go all the way to Charleston, however we could not find the trail when it crossed Summerlin Center. TrailLink states the trail is 5 miles from Tropicana to Charleston but maps on the trail say it is 6.3 miles.

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