Current Trails Projects

Goodsprings Trail

Clark County will begin the design process for the Goodsprings Trail project in early 2015. The project includes a 2.3 mile unpaved loop trail and a small trailhead, located generally on the northwest side of the unincorporated Town of Goodsprings, Nevada. This project will serve hikers, walkers, and runners by providing a natural surfaced trail, with a segment running adjacent to the berm of the historic narrow gauge railroad alignment which connected the Yellow Pine Mine to the Town of Goodsprings. The trail will not only serve the immediate population but will draw recreational users from other parts of the County. It will also offer educational and interpretive opportunities to explore the Town’s rich mining history, the historic Old Spanish Trail, and celebrate the Mojave Desert landscape and ecosystem.

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Gypsum Ridge Trail – Phase I

Clark County has completed the design for the Gypsum Ridge Trail and Trailhead Park, which will be constructed approximately one-half mile west of Mesa Park off Town Center Drive. The one-mile long, five to eight foot wide trail will be located along a bench on the east side of a promontory on the property obtained from the BLM by Clark County in the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002 (PL 107-282). This project is intended to address the recreational needs of the community by providing a combination hard and natural surfaced trail that will offer a moderate recreational opportunity, while providing spectacular views of the Las Vegas Valley from an elevation of 3,400 feet. The Gypsum Ridge area is remarkable, containing a dominating ridgeline, a bench, rocky drop offs, washes, valley headwalls, and talus slopes.  

The next step will be to solicit bids from contractors for the construction of the project which is expected to begin in the Spring of 2015. The trail will include a hard surfaced ADA accessible section beginning at the Trailhead and extending to an overlook wayside at the midpoint of the trail. A natural-surfaced trail section will then extend the remainder of the way to an overlook. Interpretive and educational signage regarding the Las Vegas Valley and its environment will be placed along the length of the trail, within a Ramada at the terminus of the trail, and potentially at a wayside.

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