Issue #18 – Trail Mix: A Walk through Southern Nevada’s Trails

When you think of trails or hiking you probably think of being outside of the city. But that isn’t the case. Las Vegas actually has over 1,000 miles of trails, and many run right through the city.

DSC_3694The Outside Las Vegas Foundation is working to connect people to Southern Nevada’s special outdoor places and believe that trails create community and health. Our valley has trails for walking, hiking, biking and even equestrian trails and they have a wide range of difficulty levels. With over 1,000 miles of trails in the valley there is something for everyone. OLVF has created a comprehensive map of all the trails in the valley. They also have been instrumental in large projects such as the Vegas Valley Rim Trail that will encircle the valley and will be over 100 miles around.

IMG_0865OLVH teams up with other organizations like Get Outdoors Nevada to organize clean-up activities to create a community that enjoys, values, and protects our outdoor places.

Neon to Nature is a great online tool to find trails in Southern Nevada so you can get out and explore.

More trails and a visitor center will be opening up in May 2015 at Mt Charleston.

Be prepared when hitting the trail: wear comfortable shoes and socks and appropriate clothing for the weather, bring 8 to 12 oz. of water per hour you plan to be out (something with electrolytes is good too), food, and a first aid kit.

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