Railroad Tunnel

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.17 out of 5
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Easiest
8.0
miles

Other
↑ 900 ft
↓ 100 ft
1,561
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
What makes this track great is the history and the views. It takes you through five 300' long 25' wide railroad tunnels that were created for the construction of Hover Dam back in 1931. This is a very easy ride with some spectacular views of Lake Mead. The track takes you all the way to Hover Dam. The final leg bikes are not permitted but there is a place where you can lock up your bikes and walk down to the Dam.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: How far is the trail and back -Guest

A: 7.2 miles up and back if you stop at the Hoover dam area and close to if you pass it and keep winding up the last hill to the overlook.

Pawel Szymczykowski answered on August 20, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (6)
 

Gnarly

November 5, 2015
sandyfun1 Gnarly  
 
Review: Beautiful way to go to Hoover Dam, really lets you know that this is indeed a wonder of the world.

Similar Trail: Colorado Midland route, Buena Vista, CO

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Granny Gear

February 4, 2015
 
Review: Awesome ride with great views. Remember to bring a bike lock with you. The last part of the trail is walking only, and it will take you to see the Hoover Dam.

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Granny Gear

May 10, 2012
JDouti Granny Gear  
 
Review: As of May 9th 2012, the railroad tunnel trail was open and not busy. There were a couple of hikers and cyclist using the trail but tourist season has not set in yet. There were great views of the Lake, the railroad tunnels were amazing and Clark County Nevada has done tons of upkeep to this trail in regards to information signs everywhere. I was not sure if I was pedaling uphill or if the terain was playing an optical illusion but the trail seemed downhill both ways. This trail will lose interest to guys that want technical switch backs and the need for single track. I was disappointed in the gravel surface but I assume the surfacing is best for the hickers. This trail was great for me to ops check my MTB after the long winter storage. Next trail will be Blue Diamond!

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Granny Gear

June 2, 2010
dhoesel123 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode this trail last weekend with the kids and found it to be easy, great views of the lake and very cool going through the tunnels-a great ride for the entire family!

* Review edited 6/1/2010

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Granny Gear

April 23, 2009
DirtBunny Granny Gear  
 
Review: OMG!!! I rode this YEARS ago! Glad to see you can still ride it!

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Singletrack

December 1, 2008
AK_Dan Singletrack  
 
Review: Knowing a little about the history of the dam & the lake helps to make this one a bit more fun. Great for beginners or just anyone just visiting the area to sightsee. The trail is routed around some new construction towards the end of it as they are currently building the next chapter of history in the form of a bypass bridge that is pretty impressive to see from the viewing area at the trails end.

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Railroad Tunnel MTB Trail 4.17 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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