Distance

3.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

1430 Feet

Activities

Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Type

Loop

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Lake
Scenic

The hike to Fortification Hill is a 3.7 mile loop trail located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail offers stunning views of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.

Fortification Hill is an ancient, extinct volcano. Take the Kingman Wash Access Road, which is the dirt road that you'll find at the first exit past Hoover Dam. Follow the dirt road until it comes to the boat launch area, then take a right. The road will begin to narrow and will become rougher.

The trail is best used from September to May, is it gets rather hot due to sun exposure in the spring and summer. Dogs are allowed on this trail.

Photo: Liza Sperl

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

3.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

1430 Feet

Activities

Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Type

Loop

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