The Best Running in Nevada

Looking for the best running in Nevada? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Nevada. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Nevada

  • Clark County, Nevada

    Exploring Nevada's Pastel Canyon

    4.7
    Pastel Canyon or Pink Canyon is part of wash no. 5 in The Valley of Fire State Park and sits close to The Fire Wave and the White Dome trail yet since there is no official trail and isn't on any map it's hardly noticed.To get to the slot canyon drive on Mouse's Tank Rd. in the Valley of Fire to P...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hike the Bowl of Fire in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness

    8 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Bowl of Fire, tucked away in the Muddy Mountains Wilderness, is made up of the same dramatic conglomerate as that of the Valley of Fire, only almost no-one stops to visit as they blitz by on Northshore Road in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.To get there take the Northshore Road 16 mil...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hike the Pinnacle Loop in the Valley of Fire

    5.0
    Pinnacle Loop is an unmaintained poorly marked trail leading to a cluster of sandstone towers, hidden close to some of the more popular areas of the Valley of Fire like Atlatl Rock and a campground.Getting TherePinnacle Loop shares the same trailhead as the popular Atlatl Rock picnic area and pet...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Camp at Arch Rock Campground in Valley of Fire State Park

    Arch Rock Campground is first come first serve campground in Valley of Fire State Park. It is the more "primitive" of the two campsites in the park. That is, there are far less RVs in this site and it is often easier to get a spot.To get here, take the Valley of Fire Highway to the entrance, whic...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Camp at Boxcar Cove

    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    The shoreline of "Lake" Mead is what you would expect of a large, man-made reservoir with fluctuating water levels (muddy & unpleasant), but that is not to say that the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is not filled with incredible places to explore (it is), and Boxcar Cove is a solid spot ...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Trail Running in Red Rocks Nevada

    4.0
    6.5 mi
    Red Rocks's Nevada (officially Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area) has long been one of our favorite climbing destinations. Where else can you find five star moderate 10-pitch rock climbs a short hike from the trailhead? We usually take two trips a year to this sandstone wonderland. But i...
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  • Clark County, Nevada

    Hiking Charlie's Spring in The Valley of Fire

    6.7 mi
    Charlie's Spring is a small oasis in the Valley of Fire State Park just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The unmarked trail is flat and follows a wash for 2.5 miles down dry sandstone waterfalls, a small slot canyon and ends in a small spring surrounded by cattails and bushes, a start contrast to th...
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  • Boulder City, Nevada

    Hike the Railroad Tunnel Trail

    3.5
    7.2 mi / 1332 ft gain
    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, t...
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  • Henderson, Nevada

    Hike the Summit of Black Mountain

    4.5
    6.75 mi / 1910 ft gain
    This hike is cool because you park in a residential area and follow the (paved) anthem east trail for about 3/4 of a mile before you hit dirt. Once you do though you start to climb quickly and every time you turn around the view gets better. I recommend and afternoon hike that would let you catch...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike or Trail Run White Rock to Willow Springs

    4.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    This hike is located along the 13 mile scenic drive in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. To enter the park you will need to pay a $7.00 entry fee per car (or $3.00 fee per bike). About halfway through the drive you will find the upper parking area for the White Rock Spring.  [There ...
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  • Glenbrook, Nevada

    Camp at Zephyr Cove

    Zephyr Cove on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe is a fantastic starting point for a host of water sports and outdoor activities, from wake surfing to backpacking to trail running on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Zephyr Cove Resort campground has 47 walk-in campsites and 10 drive-in campsites in additio...
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  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada

    Hike the Alpine Lakes Loop in Great Basin NP

    5.0
    2.7 mi / 600 ft gain
    The Alpine Lakes Loop is a 2.7 mile round-trip trail starting at 9,800ft and gaining 600ft at its highest point. The loop trail travels past two pristine alpine lakes, Stella and Teresa Lakes, while providing excellent views of Wheeler Peak as a nearby backdrop. The trail is easy and accessible t...
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Hike Hunter Creek Trail

    6 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Just outside of Reno find a fun little hike through the hills along a creek, ending at a beautiful waterfall.  The trail is heavily trafficked and easy to follow with two creek crossings.  It is mostly a moderate but steady climb on the way out, with just a few steep spots. The parking lot has a...
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hike The Mountain Springs Trail

    5 mi / 1012 ft gain
    Getting there is pretty straight forward. Take 160 west towards mountain springs and use your phone to pull up the trail head on a map. It comes up quick on the right, and is nothing more than a gravel lot with a few 4x4 trails headed out of it.  There is one main trail, a vehicle path, that leav...
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  • Incline Village, Nevada

    Bike or Take a Stroll along the Tahoe East Shore Trail

    2.75 mi / 300 ft gain
    Lake Tahoe's East Shore Trail is a wide paved walking and cycling path running between Incline Village and Sand Harbor State Park. Opened in 2019, the path lies completely separate from the road, sometimes hovering well above it on the mountainside, and other times running parallel to it on a bri...
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  • Carson City, Nevada

    Hike the Eagle Ridge Trial

    4.3 mi / 1758 ft gain
    The Eagle Ridge Trail is open year-round. This trail does have a significant elevation gain at the end, so make sure all party members are comfortable with hiking uphill. The trail is part of a larger Genoa Trail system. The Eagle Ridge Trail is shared by hikers, runners, horse back riders, and m...
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