Easy 5 mile out and back hike (although you can go all the way to the Hoover Dam, approx. 4-5 miles one way) along Lake Mead.
In 1931, work begin on what was known as the Boulder Dam and more than 30 miles of rail lines were built to haul materials need to build the dam. The trail takes you through the River Mountains, approximately 500 feet over Lake Mead, offering scenic views of Lake Mead and the activities it offers. We saw various birds and lizards, and the tunnels provided welcome shade from the summer heat.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Distance: 5 miles out and back.
Hiking Time: 1 to 3 Hours.
Elevation: +100 / -100 feet
Free map available at the visitor center.
Lake Mead, Railroad Tunnel Trail, Las Vegas Hikes