This is an easy hike that takes you through some beautiful wooded area. There are a lot of juniper and pine trees along the trail. The trail tends to go up and down in elevation so be prepared for that.
The trail was put in place by the US Forest Service with the help of local horse people. It is a trail which can be done in a loop as shown here or you can do the trail from the trailhead to the Schaefer Springs Trail and then back, a distance of about 4.5 miles. You can do this hike and add the Schaefer Springs Trail to this one to make a nearly 2 mile longer hike. There are a number of options.
There's not much evidence of recent use by the horse crowd so it's basically wide open for joggers and hikers. Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
To get to the trailhead: From Las Vegas, take I-15 south to the Blue Diamond exit and take SR 160 west. Go up the mountain and past Mountain Springs. As you're coming down from Mountain Springs, watch for a turnoff to Lovell Canyon Road which will be on your right.
Follow this road for about 10 miles. The road makes a left where there's private property. Follow the graded dirt road to the left. In about 1/2 mile, you'll arrive at a parking area with western style fencing. The trailhead is across the dirt road from the parking area.
Don't do this trail if there has been recent rain or snow. I did it once when we had some overnight snow and the trail was a muddy mess in places.
There is no cell phone coverage anywhere for miles!
While you don't need GPS coordinates, you can get the track by clicking the EveryTrail link below and getting GPX file.
Excellent trail system for hikers and horseback riders alike. We often see cat tracks overlaying our horses hoof prints so make sure and keep your dog on a leash if you take one. Good chance to see elk and deer.