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Map of the Las Vegas Wash Regional Trail System, Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas Wash Regional Trail System, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas Wash Regional Trail System, Nevada

LENGTH:

15 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

North Las Vegas, Las Vegas

HIGHLIGHTS:

residential neighborhoods, Craig Ranch Regional Park

NEARBY TRAILS:

Craig Ranch Regional Park Trails

Flamingo Arroyo Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Wash Regional Trail System consists of approximately 15 miles of paved trail located in the City of North Las Vegas. The trails follows the riverbed of the Las Vegas Wash as it wanders through the urban area. There is the Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail, the Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail and the Las Vegas Wash Trail. These are wide non-motorized multi-use trails for cycling, walking and running. The corridor along the trail includes landscaping, lighting, trash receptacles and shaded rest spots.

Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail

The north end of the Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail is located on E. Deer Springs Way, 1/3 of a mile east of the intersection of N. 5th Street and E. Deer Springs Way. The 3.2-mile long paved trail follows the drainage channel to the southeast from this location. The trail crosses E. Centennial Parkway at street level and heads directly south along the channel. South of E. Tropical Parkway, the Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail passes within two blocks of Johnston Caroll Middle School and Tropical Breeze Park.

The Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail has an overpass at Losee Road. The trail continues to the south and crosses E. Craig Road at street level. Just south of this crossing the trail leaves the channel and follows alongside Frehner Road, crosses Losee Road then follows E. Alexander Road. At 1/4 mile west of Losee Road the Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail and the Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail conjoin to form one trail that heads directly south.

Lower Las Vegas Wash

The northwest end of the Lower Las Vegas Wash is located on W Tropical Parkway, near the intersection with Valley Drive in North Las Vegas. The 5.5-mile long paved trail follows the banks of the drainage channel as it travels through residential neighborhoods. The trail crosses the major street at street level. Along its route, the Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail passes Sandstone Ridge Park. At Camino Al Norte, the trail travels away from the channel and goes south along the Camino Al Norte, crossing the road at W. Lone Mountain Road.

At W. Lone Mountain Road the Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail goes through Craig Ranch Regional Park. This is a very large park with many walking trails, playgrounds, amphitheater, athletic fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, restrooms and lots of parking. The park can also be accessed from N. Commerce Street. The Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail crosses Commerce Street and returns to follow alongside the drainage channel.

There is a gap in the trail at N. 5th Street to the south side of Donna Street. You can travel along the streets to continue on the trail. The trail picks up along the channel south of Donna Street and extends to Alexander Road. At Alexander Road, the Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail and the Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail conjoin and become a single trail heading directly south.

Las Vegas Wash Trail

The Las Vegas Wash Trail starts on the north end at the junction of the Upper Las Vegas Wash Trail and the Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail on Alexander Road, 1/4 mile west of Losee Road in the City of North Las Vegas. The 5.5-mile long paved trail heads to the south. Just south of this location, there is a pedestrian overpass for crossing Lossee Road and Interstate 15.

After crossing Civic Center Drive, the Las Vegas Wash Trail goes around the Cheyenne Peaking Basin and passes by Lois Craig Elementary School. The trail has another overpass for crossing E. Cheyenne Avenue. Farther to the south, the Las Vegas Wash Trail goes right by Fay Herron Elementary School.

South of Owens Avenue, the Las Vegas Wash Trail is now inside the City of Las Vegas. At 1/3 of a mile south of E. Owens Avenue, the trail passes through Douglas A. Selby Park and Trailhead. There is a bridge across the channel at this location to reach neighborhoods on the northeast side of the channel. Farther to the south, the trail has an overpass for crossing N. Lamb Boulevard.

There is a gap in the Las Vegas Wash Trail between E. Washington Avenue and Marion Drive. The trail picks back up and continues for another 3/4 of a mile between Marion Drive and Stewart Avenue. The south end of this section of the Las Vegas Wash Trail is located on Stewart Avenue, 0.1 miles west of N. Nellis Boulevard.

Another 0.5-mile long paved section of the Las Vegas Wash Trail extends from E. Charleston Boulevard to S. Christy Lane. There is an overpass for crossing N. Nellis Boulevard.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Las Vegas Wash Regional Trail System in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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