In this post I will list a plethora of hiking resources for hikers. These resources will be broken down into different categories. This is not an exhaustive list; I am sure I missed some resources, but I believe you will find these valuable. Enjoy and use.
Online Hiking Information
HikingLasVegas.com (http://www.hikinglasvegas.com/) – my own website that has been on the internet since 1998! It has over 100 pages of hiking information focusing on hiking around Las Vegas. There are both free and paid sections. The paid section allows members to download over 400 step-by-step directions of hikes all over the Southwest. I have done every hike on my site, no exceptions.
SummitPost.org (http://www.summitpost.org/ )– another online website that features route descriptions from all over the world. The quality of the descriptions range from good to very poor. Be careful when using the hike descriptions. Anyone can add a route description.
Trails.com (http://www.trails.com/ ) – Over 57,000 hike descriptions. This is a paid service. The website focuses on trails, not routes. You will not find hikes such as: Ice Box Peak, Pine Creek Peak, Holiday Peak etc.
AllTrails.com (https://www.alltrails.com/ )- Search over 50,000 trails with reviews and photos curated by 3 million hikers, campers and mountain bikers like you. You will not find hikes such as: Ice Box Peak, Pine Creek Peak, Holiday Peak etc.
Peakery.com (http://peakery.com/) – online database of peaks around the world that you can keep track of the peaks you climb.
Backcountry Post - (http://backcountrypost.com/) Another community site where you can post trip reports and photos.
Weather Site: (http://climbingweather.com/nevada) weather information for hiking areas in NV.
Nation Weather Service (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/vef/) Link set to Las Vegas. You can zoom to any location and get very accurate information.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BranchWhitney Over 250 hiking videos, hiking tips, and product reviews for you.
Hiking Las Vegas Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_68936636102) Very active Facebook hiking group. 3000+ members. Photos and information about hikes around Las Vegas and beyond. Members can share hiking tips, trips, and photos.
Sierra Trading Post (http://www.sierratradingpost.com/): Great selection and prices.
Campmor: (https://www.campmor.com/): Great selection and prices.
Amazon: Do I really have to say anything J
REI: (710 S Rampart Blvd and 2220 Village Walk Drive Suite 150) great selection and return policy. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Desert Rock Sports (8221 W. Charleston Blvd) – good selection of hiking and climbing gear. Staff is very knowledgeable.
The 52 Peak Club (www.52PeakClub.com): for advance hikers who want to hike/scramble to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas. We average 60+ hikes per month. I created the 52 Peak Club.
Las Vegas Mountaineers Club: (http://www.lvmc.org/ ) One of the oldest hiking clubs in Las Vegas. They offer hikes and climbing outings and teach their members outdoor skills.
Hiking Las Vegas. Covering Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston, and Lake Mead, Hiking Las Vegas is the definitive all-encompassing guide to the best outdoor adventures surrounding Sin City. The hikes range from relaxing trails perfect for families to challenging climbs for advanced daredevils. I am the author
You can buy it from Amazon or locally at REI.
Hiker's Safety Talks
Aug. 29th at 6:30 pm at the Windmill Library
Sept. 22th at 6:30 pm at the Rainbow Library
These are given by Branch Whitney and are free to attend.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV