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Boulder City, Nevada: Hike the Dam Railroad Line

The 7.4-mile round-trip hike is along a level, winding old railroad line used for Hoover Dam until 1961, and passes through five tunnels.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Alan Bible Visitor Center

Great Basin Hwy, Boulder City, NV
Historic Railroad Hiking Trail. Start the hike at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Alan Bible Visitor Center, Great Basin Hwy, or the Hoover Dam parking garage.
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Dam railroad tunnels.

Hike the Dam Railroad Line

All tunnels are once again open all the way to Hoover Dam. Beautiful level gravel trail for hiking, running, walking, biking. Dogs on leash are allowed. View of Lake Mead is beautiful morning or evening.

[Martina Sliger, 12/18/2020]
Hike the Dam Railroad Line

The trail is now closed at tunnel 3. About 1/2 way there.

[Elle Wright, 09/10/2019]

Dam Railroad Line.

Hike the Dam Railroad Line

An 8 mile round trip hike starts from the Lake Mead Visitor's Center all the way to Hoover Dam. The trail is the old railroad line that supplied equipment when the dam was under construction. There are artifacts along the trail with signs explaining the history.

[Valerie, 11/19/2014]

Dec. 2020: Photo added.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Wild Bighorn Sheep HerdWild Bighorn Sheep Herd, Boulder City, NV - 2 mi.
Dam High Scaler MonumentDam High Scaler Monument, Boulder City, NV - 3 mi.
Dog of the DamDog of the Dam, Boulder City, NV - 3 mi.
In the region:
Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour, Henderson, NV - 16 mi.

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