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Visiting the Wash

Trail System at the Wash

Full of picturesque scenery and home to numerous species of vegetation and wildlife, the Las Vegas Wash is a little-known treasure in Southern Nevada, with a growing trail system and opportunities for visitors of all ages to explore.

The Wash is a natural channel that carries shallow groundwater, stormwater, urban runoff and reclaimed water from the Las Vegas Valley into Lake Mead. However, many valley residents may not know that in addition to playing an important role in our watershed and as habitat for plants and wildlife, the Wash is a valuable resource for leisure and relaxation.

The Las Vegas Wash has a growing trail system, with opportunities for exploration.

Sunrise Mountain Picnic Area

Located on the north side of the Wash at the end of Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunrise Mountain Picnic Area is a beautiful addition to the Wetlands Park and offers plenty of parking, restrooms, an equestrian staging area and six shaded picnic areas. The area also provides access to a network of trails, both paved and unpaved, taking outdoor enthusiasts across the Upper Diversion bridge to the Nature Preserve or down the length of the Las Vegas Wash to Lake Las Vegas.

Pabco Trailhead

The Pabco Trailhead is located at the northwest corner of the Tuscany housing development (Weston Ridge Street via Galleria Drive) and contains restrooms, a shaded amphitheater, picnic areas, and an equestrian staging area. The trailhead connects visitors to the Wetlands Park loop trail along the south side of the Las Vegas Wash.

Wells Trailhead

Named after "Gilligan's Island" actress, Dawn Wells, the Wells Trailhead is located off of the newly paved Galleria Drive. This trailhead provides restrooms, shaded picnic areas and a short climb to a scenic overlook high above the Las Vegas Wash. Trails to the west and east connect nature lovers to the Wetlands Park loop trail, as well as the River Mountains Loop trail.

Terrazza Park

One of the newest additions to the list of Las Vegas Wash recreational optionsm Terrazza Park serves as the eastern most access point to the Wetlands Park. Located on Galleria Drive, just west of Lake Las Vegas Parkway, this City of Henderson facility offers restrooms, a small play area of kids, picnic areas and connections to the Wetlands Park loops trail, as well as the River Mountains Loop trail.

Duck Creek Trailhead

The Duck Creek Trailhead provides access to a trail system with a variety of multi-use trails stretching approximately three miles. Use of these trails is free and parking is available at the trailhead (on Broadbent Boulevard, just up the road from Sam Boyd Stadium). Lined with scenic ponds, marshes and meadows, it is an essential part of the Wetlands Park primary trails network and serves as an important link to other trail systems in the valley.

Whether you prefer taking a jog or bird watching, we encourage you to enjoy what's available along the Wash. The Wetlands Park is open daily from dawn to dusk, year-round. For more information on trails and the Wetlands Park, please call the Information Center at (702) 455-7522.

Las Vegas Wash Project Coordination Team • 100 City Parkway, Suite 700 • Las Vegas, NV 89106 • (702) 822-3300