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Level: Easiest
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +717/ -260 ft
Total: 45 riders

Mountain Biking Railroad Tunnel

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#11 of 108 mountain bike trails in Nevada
#2,087 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.

First added by Matt_Angry on Nov 10, 2008. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
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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Rider questions

Q: How far is the trail and back
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.