The Overlook Loop Trail at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Blue Diamond, Nevada is an easy 0.9-mile hike that leads up to a vista point with sweeping views of the neighboring mountains - the Sandstone Bluffs.
Trail Name: Overlook Loop Trail.
Trailhead Location: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Blue Diamond, NV.
Allowed activities: Hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, geocaching, picnicking with tables and grills available for use.
Forbidden activities: no Littering, no motor vehicles, no shooting, no off trail hiking, do not remove: plants, animals, rocks or wood, no climbing trees, no camping.
Hours: Trails close one hour to the parks closing. The park is open daily and times vary by season:
June, July & August: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
September: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November, December, January & February: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March & April: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
May: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Warning: Temperatures can vary wildly from below freezing in the winter to 100+ degrees in the summer. Winds can be gusting at times. Summertime visitors can be met with sudden thundershowers and flash floods. Please make sure to carry plenty of water with you.
Parking and fees: There is plenty of parking at the Park and there is an entrance fee. At the time of our visit the fee was $10.00 per vehicle or if you bike in, $2.00 per bike.
Pets: Dogs are allowed on the trails as long as they are leashed and waste is carried out with the hiker. Leashes must not exceed 6 feet in length.
Accessibility: This is not a hike for those with balance or mobility issues. This trail has many uneven surfaces with rocks to step around.
Sanitation: There are restrooms at the picnic area of the park. There are trash bins throughout the park and near picnic tables.
Trail information: This trail is a loop that has more than one access/exit point. There are several trail placards posted throughout the park at each trail head location. A copy of the trails can be downloaded or printed by following the link below:
Scroll down the page and pick “trails/maps”. Alternatively, you can click the Park Map button on this page.
Length and features: This is an easy 0.9 mile hike done as a loop. The trail surface is sandstone dirt and studded with rocks in some sections. It’s fairly wide and flat and the trail is intermittently bordered by small stones. There are no trail blaze markers, but the trail is very easy to follow. The trail makes its way upward to a plateau overlook; here hikers can enjoy a fabulous view of the grounds of the park below and the neighboring mountains and hillsides. The trail is narrow and studded with rocks. Hikers will encounter the Wilson Family cemetery that is protected by a chain link enclosure. Toward the end of the trail, there is a section of boardwalk to cross, some wooden steps and an area where the vegetation is more marsh like than desert. The views are amazing. Keep an eye to the distant mountain bases for the wild burros frequent the area.