OutsideHenderson.com is focused on hikes in and around Henderson, Nevada. Roughly twenty miles of the City of Henderson borders the northern boundary of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, which has an excellent trail system. The Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area can be accessed from trailheads found across the city. The trailhead descriptions below are grouped into three geographical areas of the city: 1 – Anthem; 2 – Sloan Canyon, and; 3 – East Henderson. Each trailhead described below contains a link where you can find detailed trail maps and additional information about the trailhead. OutsideHenderson.com also provides detailed descriptions of many of the hikes & trails that can be accessed from these trailheads.
Map of Henderson Trailheads
1 – ANTHEM AREA TRAILHEADS
The Anthem East Trailhead is located on the east side of Anthem Hills Park. The Anthem East Trailhead provides access to the Anthem East Trail, the Mushroom Loop Trail (unofficial social trail), the Bursage Loop Trail and the McCullough Hills Trail. Bathroom facilities are provided in Anthem Hills Park.
The Blackrock Trailhead is located at the intersection of Canyon Heights Drive and Vestar Place in the Canyons neighborhood. The Blackrock Trailhead provides access to the Blackrock and Phoenix Trails that connect to the Anthem area trails, which include the Anthem East Trail, the Mushroom Loop Trail (unofficial social trail), the Bursage Loop Trail and the McCullough Hills Trail. There are no bathroom facilities at this trailhead.
The Chorus/Arpeggio Trailhead is located at the intersection of Chorus and Arpeggio streets in the Anthem Coventry neighborhood. The Chorus Arpeggio Trailhead provides access to the Anthem East Trail, the Mushroom Loop Trail (unofficial social trail), the Bursage Loop Trail and the McCullough Hills Trail. There are no bathroom facilities at this trailhead.
The Shadow Canyon Trailhead is located in Sun City Anthem, and provides access to the Black Mountain #404 Trail, the Park Peak #403 Trail, the Anthem East Trail, the Fracture Ridge Trail (unofficial social trail) and the #101 Connector Trail to Sloan Canyon. While there are some benches at the trailhead, there are no bathroom facilities.
2 – SLOAN CANYON AREA TRAILHEADS
COVID-19 CLOSURE: Please be aware that the BLM has closed Nawghaw Poa Road and access to the Sloan Canyon Visitor Station and parking lot. As of 5/18/2020, the BLM has not announced when the Sloan Canyon Visitor Station will be re-opened.
The Sloan Canyon Visitor Station Trailhead is located on Nawghaw Poa Road, just south of Democracy Drive and the Inspirada community. The Sloan Canyon Visitor Station Trailhead provides access to the Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Trail (#100), the Cowboy Trail (#200), the Hidden Vally Trail (#300) to the south part of Sloan Canyon, the #101 Connector Trail to Park Peak and the Shadow Canyon Trailhead. This is a controlled access area, and hikers are required to check-in at the Visitor Station. There is also porta potty just outside the Visitor Station.Access to Nawghaw Poa Road is controlled by a gate, and road closes at the same schedule as the Visitor Station. The Visitor Station schedule changes seasonally. During the summer (June to September) hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the rest of the year (October through May) the Visitor Station is open every day from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Call (702) 515-5350 to confirm that the road is open. You can access the Sloan Canyon trails when the Visitor Station is closed, but you will not be able to access Nawghaw Poa Road. During these times you can park on Democracy Drive and hike the .6 mile to the trailhead.
While not located in Henderson, the Hidden Valley Trailhead provides access to Sloan Canyon and the North McCullough Wilderness Area from the south. From the Hidden Valley Trailhead, the #300 Hidden Valley Trail connects with the #200 Cowboy Trail and the #100 Petroglyph Trail. There are no bathrooms or any other services at this trailhead. The Hidden Valley Trailhead can only be accessed by dirt roads, and using a 4 wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended. Directions from I-15: Exit St. Rose Pkwy (the exit for The M Resort.) Turn right onto Las Vegas Blvd and proceed south 9.2 miles. Make a left onto Southern Nevada Liteweight Road. The road is paved for 3 miles then transitions to graded dirt. 1.3 miles after the pavement ends turn left onto Hidden Valley Road (a wire fence borders the turnoff). Follow Hidden Valley Road for 5 miles to the parking area. Hidden Valley Road intersects many other roads in the area, thin brown signs will signal the correct fork in the road to take.
3 – EAST HENDERSON TRAILHEADS
The Hidden Falls Park Trailhead is located in east Henderson on the southwest side of Hidden Falls Park at 281 W. Horizon Drive. The Hidden Falls Park Trailhead provides access to the Armagosa Trail, the Verdin Trail and the trails located at the McCullough Hills Trailhead, which is located .6 miles to the south on the Armagosa Trail. There are bathrooms located in the main part of Hidden Falls Park, which is just .2 miles from the trailhead.
The McCullough Hills Trailhead is located in east Henderson at 295 Mission Drive. The McCullough Hills Trailhead provides access to the McCullough Hills Trail, the BLM #601 Trail, the BLM #603 Trail and the Armagosa Trail. There are bathroom facilities located at this trailhead.
The Shaded Canyon Trailhead is located at 180 Shaded Canyon Drive, and it is the northern trailhead for the Armagosa Trail. The paved Armagosa Trail extends through much of the City of Henderson, but the unpaved hiking trail extends south from the Shaded Canyon Trailhead to the McCullough Hills Trailhead on Mission Drive. There are no bathrooms located at this trailhead, but there are bathrooms located at the Hidden Falls Park, which lies 2.2 miles south on the Armagosa Trail (go east .2 miles from the Hidden Falls Park Trailhead to the main part of Hidden Falls Park).