PRIDE OUTside Hikes Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail

By Brady McGill

The Las Vegas PRIDE OUTside Hike program began in July 2015. Community members requested a new event – something LGBT+ focused, all-ages, not in a bar, free to attend, and fun! Brady McGill, then Secretary of the PRIDE Board, had a history of outdoor exploring and took on the project. Now in its fifth year, the PRIDE OUTside Hikes have become a welcome way to get some exercise, mingle with new people, and explore some beautiful scenery in the greater Las Vegas area.

Our featured trail for February, March, October, and November is “The Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail,” located in Boulder City. This trail is built on the remnants of the train track built to transport equipment and supplies for the construction of the Hoover Dam. The trail is well-maintained, level, and nearly flat, making it very welcoming for hikers of all experience levels. This trail is also accessible to those needing mobility assistance (we have had participants join us in wheelchairs in the past).

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On the PRIDE OUTside Hikes, we travel 2.1 miles along the trail, from the parking area adjacent to the Alan Bible Visitor’s Center to a picnic area with a water fountain and a restroom. There, we take a break before returning to the trailhead. Along the way, we pass through tunnels created for the train and equipment to make their way down to the construction sites, beautiful desert landscapes, and stunning views over Lake Mead.

If you plan to attend a hike, please take some precautions with appropriate footwear and clothing. Wear sunscreen and bring snacks and plenty of water! If you have any questions or would like to connect with Brady, please email

February 12, 2023 & March 12, 2023
(Second Sundays Monthly)

Meet at 10 am
(hike until roughly 2 pm)

Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail Info
Beginner, ADA accessible trail, round-trip is 2 miles; the ground is level, and the incline is flat. Fixed-leashed pets are welcome, and all ages are welcome.

PRIDE OUTside Hikes are a FREE monthly event that are available in a variety of locations and difficulties throughout the year. Mark your calendars!

Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine - Issue 43

This article was originally published in the 2023 Winter Issue of Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine, and can be read in its original format here.