The Overlook Trail at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Las Vegas, Nevada is an easy 0.4-mile out-and-back trail that leads to panoramic views of the mountains to the west - including Bridge Mountain and Rainbow Mountain.
Trail Name: Overlook Trail.
Trailhead Location: 3205 State Hwy 159, Las Vegas, NV.
Allowed activities: walking, birding, geocaching, picnicking.
Forbidden activities: no Littering, no shooting, no off trail hiking.
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.
Parking and fees: There is plenty of parking at the Park and there is no entrance fee.
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: completely accessible for hikers of all ages and abilities.
Sanitation: There are restrooms to the far left of the parking area. Trash bins are placed throughout the parking area.
Length and features: At first glance, this may seem like a typical scenic tourist spot, but it is more than just a place to make a quick pit stop or to use the restroom. The Overlook parking area holds a little gem of a trail that will reward the visitor with a fabulous panoramic view of the mountains to the west. This is an easy 0.42-mile trail done as an out and back hike. The trail surface is paved asphalt and it is completely wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly. There is a slight incline to the trail that culminates in a sitting area with several benches for people of all ages and abilities to sit, relax and take in the magnificent scenery of Red Rock Canyon. There are even geocaches at this site as well as a memorial plaque. There are racks for locking up bicycles, and even a pad for landing a Helicopter, should the need arise. There are numerous picnic tables here, some with shade. This makes it a great place to stop and relax and recharge before heading out for the more strenuous hikes or biking that awaits. There are education/information placards placed throughout the parking area before the trail entrance. Although this is perhaps one of the shortest hikes one can do in Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, it is not to be dismissed. The views here are simply spectacular. The fact that this is trail offers a completely wheelchair accessible trail is a great reminder that hikers come in all sizes, shapes and abilities.