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Our Walks

Our club hosts ten volksmarches (YREs, year-round events) and one bike ride.  All of these walks highlight a range of unique man-made and natural attractions in the Las Vegas valley area.  Please note that all of these walks are suitable for strollers and wheel chairs except the Lake Mead Recreation Area Walk.  Restrooms are located along the trails and always remember to bring water when you walk (it's a desert out here!).  For more tips on making the most of your Las Vegas volksmarchs, please click here.

Downtown Summerlin Walk (6k/11k Rated 1B)  **This walk has been suspended until further notice**

  • About the walk:  This walk will take you along beautiful tree-lined sidewalks, through many parks, and through the new Downtown Summerlin area.  To the west you will see the pretty Spring Mountain and Red Rock Canyon.
  • Walk box location:  The walk box is located at the Starbucks Coffee Shop at 10260 West Charleston Blvd; Las Vegas NV 89135.  Please ask the attendant for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box:  From the Las Vegas Strip, take W. Charleston Blvd. West about 8 miles.  Turn right on Indigo Dr. then left into the parking lot.  From I-15N, take 215W (Exit 34) about 12 miles to W. Charleston Blvd., then East (Right) another mile to Indigo Dr.  Turn left and then left into the parking lot.

Downtown Las Vegas Walk (6k/10k Rated 1A)

  • About the walk:  This fascinating walk takes you through downtown (the old part of Las Vegas) and passes many historic buildings as well as the world famous Fremont Experience, the Mob Museum, and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Walk box location:  The walk box is located at the Starbucks at the North Las Vegas Premium Outlets at 875 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89106.  Please ask the attendant for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From South on I-15, exit at Charleston Blvd. (Exit 41) on to Martin Luther King Blvd. Take a left on Charleston Blvd then left on Grand Central Pkwy. From North on I-15 take exit 41B to Charleston Blvd. West, then to Grand Central North on Las Vegas Blvd. Take a left on Charleston then a right on Grand Central Pkwy.

UNLV Walk (6k/10k Rated 1A), North Strip Walk (6k/11k Rated 1A), and South Strip Walk (6k/11k Rated 1A).

  • About the UNLV Walk:  This walk will take you along city streets, past the Hard Rock Hotel, and through the beautiful UNLV campus.
  • About the South Strip Walk: This walk will take you through many casinos along the famous Las Vegas Strip including Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana, New York New York, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, City Center, Planet Hollywood, Paris, and the Bellagio (the flower display inside towards the back is wonderful!).  **This walk is not dog friendly as it is mostly inside casinos.
  • About the North Strip Walk: This walk will take you through many casinos along the famous Las Vegas Strip including the Stratosphere, Circus Circus, Riviera, Wynn, Encore, The Fashion Show Mall, Venetian, Palazzo, Treasure Island, Mirage, The Linq, Flamingo, and Caesars Palace with the Forum Shops.  **This walk is not dog friendly as it is mostly inside casinos.
  • Walk Box location:  These three walks begin at the Westin Casuarina Hotel just east of the Las Vegas Strip at 160 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89109.  The walk box is located to the right of the counter, behind the merchandise display.
  • Directions to the walk box: From I-15 South, take exit 38, Flamingo Rd. East.  Turn right on Flamingo Road then cross Las Vegas Blvd.  The hotel is located on the left.  Park inside Parking Garage.  From I-15 North, take exit 38B, Flamingo Rd. East then cross Las Vegas Blvd.  The hotel is located on the left.  Park inside Parking Garage.

Green Valley Ranch Walk (6k/10k Rated 1A) and Seven Hills Walk (5k/10k Rated 1A).

  • About the Green Valley Ranch Walk: Henderson is the fastest growing area in Las Vegas and this walk is in the choicest areas.  The walk meanders along very scenic landscaped city sidewalks, pathways, and parks.  You will walk through The District, which is an exclusive shopping arcade, and into the Green Valley Ranch Hotel and Casino, an elegant resort, spa, and casino.  Note that picture taking is not allowed in the gaming area of the casino.
  • About the Seven Hills Walk:  Note that this walk has a remote start!  After registering at the Chevron, you will need to drive to the start of the walk (driving directions are included with the walk directions).  This walk is along city sidewalks and through local parks. The walk winds through new upscale residential communities as well.
  • Walk box location:  Registration for these two walks is at the Chevron Green Valley Horizon at 2200 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson NV 89052.  Please ask the attendant for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From I-15, take exit #33 (I-215 Henderson/McCarran Airport). Continue to Green Valley Pkwy. Turn right onto Green Valley Pkwy and proceed 1.3 miles to Horizon Ridge Pkwy. Green Horizon Chevron is on the corner on your right.  From US-95 (US93/I-515), take exit #61 to I-215 going west. Take the Green Valley Pkwy exit then turn left onto Green Valley Pkwy and proceed 1.3 miles to Horizon Ridge Pkwy. The Green Horizon Chevron is on the corner on your right.

Sunset Park Walk (5k/10k Rated 1A)

  • About the walk:  This walk takes you into and around Sunset Park.  You will pass the fishing and small boat pond, numerous ball fields, a Frisbee golf course, and a history walkway.  From the scenic overlook, you can see the site of one of the earliest "truck farms" in the Las Vegas valley which provided food for workers who built Hoover Dam.
  • Walk box location:  The walk box is located at the La Quinta Inn and Suites at 6560 Surrey Street, Las Vegas NV 89119.  Please ask the attendant for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From I-15 North or South exit onto 215 East to exit on Eastern North.  Take a left onto Sunset.  Start point will be on the left.  From Las Vegas Strip, head South on Las Vegas Blvd. then east on Sunset Road.  The start point will be on your right.

Boulder City Walk (5k/10k Rated 1A) and Lake Mead Recreation Area Walk (5k/10k Rated 3C)

  • About the Boulder City Walk: This walk begins at the hotel which is operated as a bed and breakfast business and is restored to its original beautiful condition. There is a museum at the rear of the hotel that should not be missed. The trail takes you through historic Boulder City, the only city in Nevada that does not permit gambling. Some of the small cottages constructed in the early 30's for the Hoover Dam employees are still occupied. Several small parks make this a beautiful as well as a historic walk.
  • About the Lake Mead Recreation Area Walk:  Note that this walk has a remote start!  After registering at the Boulder City Historic Hotel, you will need to drive to the start of the walk (driving directions are included with the walk directions).  This walk has been modified with several options to allow walkers to visit Hoover Dam and walk across the state line to Arizona via the magnificent Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.This trail is in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area along scenic desert trails that follow the historic former rail bed thru five tunnels that were used to carry supplies for construction of Hoover Dam. There are many scenic vistas of Lake Mead, and mountain/desert flora and fauna along this trail.
  • Walk box location:  Registration for these two walks begin at the Boulder City Historic Hotel at 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City NV 89006.  The walk box is located behind the hotel registration desk, please ask the attendant for the box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From Las Vegas, take I-93 south to Boulder City (about 25 miles). At the second light in Boulder City, continue straight on Business 93 (Nevada Hwy) to Arizona Street. Turn right onto Arizona Street and the Hotel is a half block down the street on the right.  From Arizona,  cross  Mike Callahan Bridge and remain on US 93.  At the first light in Boulder City proper,  turn left on Business US 93 (Nevada Hwy).  Go through town and turn right on Arizona Street.  The Hotel is about half  block on your right.

River Mountains Trail Bike Ride (13k/25k Rated 2A)

  • About the River Mountains Trail Bike Ride:  Note that this bike ride has a remote start!  After registering at the Boulder City Historic Hotel, you will need to drive about two miles to the trail head at Bootleg Canyon Park to the start of the ride (driving directions are included with the walk directions).  This beautiful bike ride will take you through the desert above Lake Mead.   The route is out and back on a portion of the River Mountains Loop Trail, a 12 ft wide paved path 55 km in length.  As part of the extended distance bike pilot program, the AVA allows distance credit in excess of 25 km for the total distance biked on the same day.  Visit www.rivermountainstrail.org for trail head maps and more information if you wish to complete a longer distance or to start at a different trail head.
  • Walk box location:  Registration for this bike ride begins at the Boulder City Historic Hotel at 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City NV 89006.  The walk/ride box is located behind the hotel registration desk, please ask the attendant for the box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From Las Vegas, take I-93 south to Boulder City (about 25 miles). At the second light in Boulder City, continue straight on Business 93 (Nevada Hwy) to Arizona Street. Turn right onto Arizona Street and the Hotel is a half block down the street on the right.  From Arizona,  cross  Mike Callahan Bridge and remain on US 93.  At the first light in Boulder City proper,  turn left on Business US 93 (Nevada Hwy).  Go through town and turn right on Arizona Street.  The Hotel is about half  block on your right.