Hiking: Popular Nevada Trails

If you think hiking in Nevada means a flat, dusty desertscape, get ready for the best kind of shock. From Lake Tahoe hikes along sandy beaches in the northern part of the state to remote, green, and all-to-yourself wilderness areas in the east, along with dozens of state parks and a national park, this state packs a ton of geographical variety — and plenty of hikes — from border to border.

Get ready for serious off-grid solace and panoramic views of landscapes you never dreamed you’d discover here, some just a short hike from the trailhead. Get the lowdown on our favorite places to get after it, as well as where to fill your pack with trail maps and guides on the way to your next Nevada hiking adventure.

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Whether it’s the newest item on your bucket list or the best wrong turn you ever took, whichever corner of this state you venture to, you’re bound to uncover the kind of unexpected encounters, memorable characters, and only-in-Nevada experiences that make this place so damn special. Get your hands on stunning images, surprising stories, colorful characters, do-before-you-die events, and beyond. And just to sweeten the deal, in addition to sending you our official Nevada Magazine & Visitor Guide, we’ll throw in our swanky state map, too.

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Explore the Top Hiking Trails in Nevada

For those seeking an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience, the various Cathedral Gorge Trails in Cathedral Gorge State Park offer stunning slot canyons and caves to explore. Great Basin National Park has family-friendly and wheelchair accessible trails, along with hikes ranging from easy to moderate. Pick your preferred path to find yourself alongside alpine lakes, bristlecone pines, and diverse habitats.

If you’re looking for something closer to Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is just a short drive away. The vibrantly colored park, spanning more than 195,000 acres, offers a variety of hiking trails with varying degrees of elevation gain and difficulty.

Hikers can also explore the Marlette Lake Trail, a picturesque hike in the Lake Tahoe Basin with incredible sights of the surrounding mountains. Valley of Fire State Park offers hikers a chance to see unique rock formations and petroglyphs, and the Fire Wave trail is a must-see for its colorful sandstone formations.

For a historical hike, the Historic Railroad Trail in Boulder City offers stunning views of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. 

No matter where you choose to hike in Nevada, make sure to come prepared with the proper gear and plenty of sunscreen and water. With so many beautiful Nevada trails to explore, your adventures will be on point, memorable, and endless.

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Tahoe Hikes

They call it the “Jewel of the Sierra Nevada,” and once you’ve seen it… you get it. Vast, crystal-clear, and encircled by towering peaks and forest-blanketed mountain wonderlands—all crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of pristine hiking trails—Lake Tahoe is a hiker’s paradise. With meadows bursting with wildflowers, alpine lakes and streams, and million-dollar views of Lake Tahoe around every bend, it’s no surprise that Tahoe hikes peak the interest of hikers from all over the globe.

With thousands of hiking trails at your toe-tips, ranging from easy front-country ambles—like the brand-new, waters-edge East Shore Trail—to way-off-grid, multi-day backpacking trips like the Tahoe Rim Trail, or even no-hassle, gondola-accessed ski resort walks to a bird’s-eye view of the lake, sublime hiking awaits from South Lake Tahoe all the way to Mount Rose. Come see what the #NevadaSide is all about.

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Wanna let more Nevada-lovers hike vicariously through you? Use #TravelNevada and share your fave Nevada trails. If we love your photo, look for it here!

So proud of my kids & Charlie (the doggy)!! We hiked to Raintree today and they did great! It’s tough for littles, especially my youngest, but they endured. My oldest wants to bag a peak next and they were asking about overnight backpacking trips too! I see more fun hikes in the future for them!
How do you like your canyons? Scrambled.
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Galena Falls was filled with beautiful views throughout the trail. The hike was pretty easy and after 2.5 miles you'll reach the base of the waterfall with other trail options. I choose to hike to the top of the waterfall. I will be back to explore another trail.
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We went on a beautiful hike up to a waterfall today. It’s so surprising how many beautiful places there are to see in our area in Nevada.
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We are having a blast exploring this area and we are really appreciating our time here. I wish more things were open for us to explore but it’s nice to find little jewels like this place.
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Our transition into fulltime RVing hasn’t been difficult to our surprise. The boys are really enjoying all of the outdoor time and we’re exploring everyday! We are excited to see where our path takes us next!
A picture is worth 1000 words sometimes. #homemeansnevada #tahoe #trails #takeahike #mtrose #topoathletic #inpursuitofawe #optoutside
Walking through the narrows 🥾

I’ve been wanting to visit this place for a while now, but the last time I tried going was after a wash came through and made it difficult to get out there. This time I was finally able to go, and it did not disappoint. What’s even crazier is that this place is about 1 hour outside of vegas!! 

📍Anniversary Narrows, NV 
🚗 4x4 recommended (I have AWD and no issues)

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Who would've thunk there's more to Nevada than gambling my monies away at the roulette table 🙃😍 #nevada #travelnevada #basin #glaciers #glacierpoint #hikenevada #findyourpark #natureisamazing #instahike #snowphotography #snowmountain #itscold #inthemountains #explorenevada #traillove #glacierhiking #travelusa #bucketlistadventures #hikingadventures
Edward Abbey thought that we should ban cars from National Parks. He said that the only way we could truly experience something is get out and walk, better yet crawl on your hands and knees, until your blood is mingled with the thornbrush and cactus and then you might just see something, but probably not. I must say climbing up a 13000 ft peak is pretty easy when the trailhead is at 10,000 ft.
It is pretty nice up here.
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