Hike the Railroad Tunnel Trail



7.2 miles

Elevation Gain

1332 ft

Route Type


Added by The Outbound Collective

The Railroad Tunnel Trail is a 7.2 mile scenic and historically significant hike in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail is used by hikers, dog walkers, and bikers. Dogs are allowed on trail

These tunnels were built to support the construction of the Hoover Dam. If you decide to go all the way to the dam, there is an elevator for accessibility along with stairs. This hike is relatively flat, and perfect for children - but mind the distance. 

Driving directions:

From Las Vegas, NV, take 93 south through Boulder City, NV. Turn Left on Lake Shore Dr. If you drive past the Hacienda, you have driven too far. From Kingman, take 93 north and leave AZ. Drive past the Hacienda, and turn Right on Lake Shore Dr. The trail head is approximately 500 yards down Lake Shore Dr, on the right.

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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly



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Cool tunnels

Did this short hike after visiting the beach father down. Tunnels were cool, but the trail was closed after the 3rd one

Easy hike before the airport

This was a nice like way to get exercise in, and was our last stop before the airport on our Valley of Fire - Zion - Bryce Canyon trip. You get to go through a couple tunnels which are cool (literally) and fun. A lot of the trail is really hot and unshaded. You get some views of the lake. The trail is pretty flat without any bumps in the road. I did it in flip flops by accident.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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