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5 Energizing Hikes in Nevada

By Ian-Spiegel Blum

5 Energizing Hikes in Nevada

The following five energizing hikes in Nevada will get your blood pumping and heart rate up! These hikes are for those who aren’t afraid to push themselves and breathe a little heavier, but rest assured, each and every one of them will leave you feeling accomplished and invigorated. 

1. Calico Tanks Trail

The Calico Tanks Trail near Las Vegas, Nevada, is a strenuous hike over “jumbled sandstone” leading to a “hidden water pocket and a great view of Las Vegas,” according to the official Red Rock Canyon website. The hike is only 2.5 miles, but shouldn’t be attempted by beginners. Healthy families should be fine, though, so enjoy!

2. Cathedral Rock Trail

The newly-renovated Cathedral Rock Trail is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. This vigorous trail leads to a waterfall, an avalanche chute, and a gorgeous view of Kyle Canyon. Its moderate difficulty lends itself to heavy usage.

3. Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector

The Van Sickle Rim Trail Connector is right on the state line between California and Nevada, but with 575 acres in Nevada, we think it more than counts. Situated right in the Tahoe Basin, the trail is surrounded by beautiful forest and is a favorite for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. 

4. Dry Pond Trail

Dry Pond Trail is just under seven miles with over 1,000 feet in elevation gain. Hikers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers frequent the trail. Along the way, you’re sure to find fantastic fall colors and nice weather to keep you cool during your hike.

5. Bristlecone Pine Trail at Great Basin National Park

The Bristlecone Pine Trail is known for its ancient Bristlecone pine trees. The trees are the oldest living trees in the world. Seeing the trees is well-worth the 2.8-mile hike. The adventurous can even continue the trail along the Glacier Trail beyond the pines, to the only glacier in Nevada.

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