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Anthem East Trail, NV

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,970 feet
Elevation Gain 1,422 feet
Avg Time One Way 3.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 11.74
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  6:17am - 4:33pm
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Snake up and down the McCullough foothills
by autumnstars

Likely In-Season!
This hiking and biking trail follows a combination of built trail and utility roads in the foothills of the McCullough Range. Anthem East Trail has a trail head at each end, one at Shadow Canyon Road and the other at the Anthem Hills Park. The trail is maintained by the city of Henderson, so it is very easy to follow with frequent signs. Highlights include sweeping views of the Las Vegas valley, easy access, and connections to side trails leading up many of the peaks in the McCullough Range, such as Black and Red Mountains.


This is certainly not a remote trail, traveling under several high-tension power lines and behind housing developments. Several series of switchbacks (some quite steep) snake up and down the foothills, resulting in far-reaching views of the entire valley. Not a very adventurous trail, but you can explore up any of the washes and ridges this trail intersects.

Overall, the wide and relatively smooth tread plus availability of water at one of the two trail heads makes this an ideal trail for exercise or training. Also good if you live in the area and just need to get out but don't have time to travel far.

Warning: No shade at all! Not a smart hike for the middle of the day in summer.

autumnstars

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Directions
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    To hike
    From anywhere in Las Vegas, drive south on Eastern Blvd past I-215. Continue south on Eastern until the road splits - veer left onto Anthem Parkway. After 3 miles, turn left on Somersworth Ave. Follow Somersworth to Shadow Canyon Road, and turn right onto Shadow Canyon. The paved trailhead is just on the right side of Shadow Canyon Road.
    page created by autumnstars on Jul 05 2011 7:01 pm
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