Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +717/260 ft
Total: 44 riders
Mountain Biking Railroad Tunnel
⚠ Heads up: Trail access may be temporarily restricted due to COVID-19.
#17 of 105 mountain bike trails in Nevada
#2970 in the world
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.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
This track is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, about 1 hour southeast of downtown Las Vegas.
From Las Vegas, drive out to Lake Mead. Drive south on Highway 93, through Boulder City, to Lakeshore Scenic Drive. Turn left (north) onto Lakeshore Scenic Drive and drive north for a few tenths of a mile to the Lake Mead Visitor Center turnoff . Pass the turnoff, drive another 0.1 miles, and turn right (southeast) into a large parking area . Park here, this is the trailhead.
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