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Head in towards the desert from suburbia, eventually hiking to 3300ft for views of the Las Vegas strip and surrounding area. This is a great trail running area. No need to follow any set path, just head towards the radio tower.
- Distance: 12.0
Location: 35.987793, -115.2079849
Trailhead starts on Chartan Ave off Southern Highlands Parkway. Walk along the right side of the fence and head up.
Also: The End
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After following the fenceline and vear off to the right up the hill. Don’t go all the way to the top, stay just below the highest point and drop back down till you meet up with a road.
When you come back, this is the point where you’ll meet back up with the trail you originally started out on.
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From this point you’ll head down the hill towards the road you can see below you. Don’t worry – the radio tower is in plain view. you can take any route you choose.
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Follow the road. Go and explore the hot tub and deserted cars you find. How did a hot tub get out here anyway?
On the way back down you can follow the road back. You won’t go back over the hill – you’ll stay flat and come around the other side of the hill.
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This is where you are going to vear left towards the start of a short, but steep climb to the top.
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This is a nice place to stop and look around as the view is nice from here. Not too far to go now.
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Summit at 3300ft with 365 degree views of Vegas. There’s some flowers up here too. The radio tower emits harmful waves though so don’t stay close for too long.
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As the rest of the hike has been a loop and now you’re going a different way – you want to head right at the road here. If you feel like exploring further, you can vear left and follow the road around. It will take you to more desert, but come back this way to get back to the trailhead.
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You’ll take a hard right here off the main road down to another road that will parallel the residential road and take you to the trailhead.
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Views South on I-15
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Vegas Strip Views
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