The Best Hiking in Nevada

Looking for the best hiking in Nevada? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Nevada. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Nevada

  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Goldstrike Hot Springs

    4.5
    4.54 mi / 1293 ft gain
    The first mile is flat and deceivingly easy as you walk under a highway bridge and in between looming canyon walls. But don't get too comfortable -- at around the 1.5 mile mark you will reach the first of eight ropes along the trail and the challenge begins. You will need to use these ropes to ...
    Read more
  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hike to the Fire Wave

    4.6
    1.3 mi
    Once a secret unmarked location The Fire Wave has quickly become a huge draw for park visitors in The Valley of Fire. The hike to the sandstone wave is just over a half mile of sand and sandstone and it's worth every step. While not as popular as The Wave in Utah the Fire Wave can be accessed wit...
    Read more
  • New Washoe City, Nevada

    Photograph Bonsai Rock

    5.0
    Bonsai Rock is a popular attraction for photographers as it is a unique boulder with tiny trees growing out of it, enclosed next to the shoreline. This makes it a beautiful place to enjoy a scenic sunset, as well as play with some long exposure photography.It's located on the east side of Lake Ta...
    Read more
  • Clark County, Nevada

    Exploring Nevada's Pastel Canyon

    4.7
    Pastel Canyon or Pink Canyon is part of wash no. 5 in The Valley of Fire State Park and sits close to The Fire Wave and the White Dome trail yet since there is no official trail and isn't on any map it's hardly noticed.To get to the slot canyon drive on Mouse's Tank Rd. in the Valley of Fire to P...
    Read more
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike Red Rock's Ice Box Canyon

    4.8
    Red Rock Canyon is about 30-45 minutes outside of Las Vegas and is the perfect little get away from the noise of Sin City; however, it will still be slightly infested with tourists.From the trailhead it just looks a bit like thick brush, but once you get into it, you find tiny pools and a little ...
    Read more
  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hike the White Domes Trail in Valley of Fire State Park

    5.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    The White Domes Loop Trail is at the end of Mouse's Tank Road. Travel north from the visitor center until you get to the White Domes Parking Lot. This short loop trail wanders through short slot canyons and towering sandstone formations. From the parking lot, head south down the sandstone steps. ...
    Read more
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike Calico Tanks at Red Rock Canyon

    4.0
    2 mi / 400 ft gain
    Enjoy a easy scenic hike in this beautiful Nevada desert hike. Great for beginners who are willing to climb a little. This hike has about 400 ft elevation gain and go through a terrain of boulders and canyons that were fairly easy to walk on and climb. Towards the top of the hike, before reaching...
    Read more
  • Carson City, Nevada

    Hike to Skunk Harbor

    4.7
    The parking for Skunk Beach is very limited and a little difficult to find. Make sure you get there early if you want a spot. The parking is a turnoff along highway 28, about two miles north of the junction with highway 50. There is no trail sign or anything but there is an old green pipe gate wh...
    Read more
  • Incline Village, Nevada

    A Local Favorite Near Northlake

    5.0
    To begin the hike, cross Highway 28, walk towards the Tunnel Creek Station along Tunnel Creek Road and climb the short paved road/driveway. After a few hundred yards you will reach a flat, sandy trail that stretches for about a 1/4 mi above Highway 28 until you reach the official trailhead shown...
    Read more
  • Incline Village, Nevada

    Quick Hike and Photo Op at Stateline

    5.0
    2 mi
    This quick 2-mile RT hike takes you to a lookout point above the Stateline of California and Nevada. The road to the lookout is paved so beginners can make the trek to the top in the summer; winter covers the road with snow, so snowshoes or boots are recommended. The lookout offers spectacular vi...
    Read more
  • Clark County, Nevada

    Photographing Rainbow Vista

    4.5
    Rainbow Vista is located in the heart of Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park and only a short drive, north on I-15 out of Las Vegas.To get to Rainbow Vista drive the loop road toward the park's visitor center. It's a good idea to stop here if you need water, snacks, or a map. Remember the desert g...
    Read more
  • Glenbrook, Nevada

    Catch a Sunset at Cave Rock

    4.7
    0.8 mi / 127 ft gain
    This short hike is just off of highway 50 and provides one of the best views of Lake Tahoe. From South Lake Tahoe, head north on Highway 50 past Zephyr cove until you see Cave Rock Drive. Take this road until it dead ends and park in the small gravel lot. After following the trail out of the park...
    Read more
  • Mount Charleston, Nevada

    Summit Mt. Charleston

    5.0
    Escape the heat and ditch the bright lights of Las Vegas and hike to the summit of Mt. Charleston. Less than an hour drive from Sin City it provides desert dwellers and visitors alike with a dramatic change of scenery and a taste of high-altitude hiking. With a total round trip hike of 16 miles ...
    Read more
  • Reno, Nevada

    Hike to Summit of Mt. Rose

    5.0
    9.7 mi / 2198 ft gain
    This challenging hike offers great views of the greater Tahoe area. The first part of the hike to the waterfall is relatively easy, but once you pass that, you'll be doing a decent climb to the summit. During the summer months, you'll want to get an early start as there can be a decent crowd head...
    Read more
  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hike to Mouse's Tank in Valley of Fire State Park

    5.0
    1.5 mi
    This short hike takes you through a red sandstone canyon covered in beautiful Native American rock art. The incredible amount and concentration of petroglyphs on this hike make this a must-see in Valley of Fire State Park.There is a parking lot roughly one mile north of the visitor center where t...
    Read more
  • Carson City, Nevada

    Relax at Tahoe's Chimney Beach

    5.0
    2.2 mi
    Located on the East Bank of Lake Tahoe along Highway 28, Chimney Beach is a great alternative to the more popular and heavily used beaches which can be quite a challenge to gain access due to the parking limitations during the busy summer months and on weekends.From the parking area on the east s...
    Read more