Our Walks

Our club hosts eleven volksmarches (YREs, year-round events) and one bike ride event.  All of these events highlight a range of unique man-made and natural attractions in the Las Vegas valley area.  Please note that all of our walks are suitable for strollers and wheel chairs except the Lake Mead Recreation Area Walk.  Restrooms are located along the trails and always remember to bring water when you walk (it's a desert out here!).  For more tips on making the most of your Las Vegas volksmarchs, please click here.
Downtown Las Vegas Walk (6k/10k Rated 1A)
  • About the walk:  This fascinating walk takes you through downtown (the old part of Las Vegas) and passes many historic buildings as well as the world famous Fremont Experience, the Mob Museum, and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Walk box location:  The walk box is located at the Starbucks (Suite 1519 near the Food Court) at the North Las Vegas Premium Outlets at 875 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89106Opens in a new window.  Please ask the attendant for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box: I-15 South, Exit 41. Left on Charleston Blvd. Left on Grand Central Parkway to second light and parking garage on left. I-15 North, Exit 41 onto ramp center lane to cross Charleston Blvd, then quick right crossing Grand Central Pkwy to loop left and back to parking entrance.  North on Las Vegas Blvd, Take a left on Charleston then a right on Grand Central Pkwy. NOTE: Parking $8 (free with Nevada ID). NO on-street parking available.
  • Pandemic notice:  Starbucks is currently open 7am to 7pm; parking at the Outlet Mall will be free until further notice.
UNLV Walk (6k/10k Rated 1A), North Strip Walk (6k/11k Rated 1A), and South Strip Walk (6k/11k Rated 1A).
  • About the UNLV Walk:  This walk will take you along city streets, through the beautiful UNLV campus, and past the National Atomic Testing Museum.
  • About the South Strip Walk: This walk will take you through many casinos along the famous Las Vegas Strip including Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana, New York New York, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, City Center, Planet Hollywood, Paris, and the Bellagio (the flower display inside towards the back is wonderful!).  **This walk is not dog friendly as it is mostly inside casinos.
  • About the North Strip Walk: This walk will take you through many casinos along the famous Las Vegas Strip including the Stratosphere, Circus Circus, Riviera, Wynn, Encore, The Fashion Show Mall, Venetian, Palazzo, Treasure Island, Mirage, The Linq, Flamingo, and Caesars Palace with the Forum Shops.  **This walk is not dog friendly as it is mostly inside casinos.
  • Walk Box location:  These three walks begin at the Starbucks located at 340 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89169Opens in a new window.  Please ask at the counter for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From I-15 South, take exit 38, Flamingo Rd. East.  Turn right on Flamingo Road then cross Las Vegas Blvd.  The Starbucks is in Hughes Plaza on the north side of Flamingo Road.  From I-15 North, take exit 38B, Flamingo Rd. East then cross Las Vegas Blvd.  The Starbucks is located in Hughes Center on the north side of Flamingo Road.
  • Pandemic notice:  Starbucks is currently open 7am to 5pm; some buildings along the walk may be closed so take an alternate route around the building as needed.
Green Valley Ranch Walk (6k/10k Rated 1A) and Seven Hills Walk (5k/10k Rated 1A).
  • About the Green Valley Ranch Walk: Henderson is the fastest growing area in Las Vegas and this walk is in the choicest areas.  The walk meanders along very scenic landscaped city sidewalks, pathways, and parks.  You will walk through The District, which is an exclusive shopping arcade, and into the Green Valley Ranch Hotel and Casino, an elegant resort, spa, and casino.  Note that picture taking is not allowed in the gaming area of the casino.
  • About the Seven Hills Walk:  Note that this walk has a remote start!  After registering at the Chevron, you will need to drive to the start of the walk (driving directions are included with the walk directions).  This walk is along city sidewalks and through local parks. The walk winds through new upscale residential communities as well.
  • Walk box location:  Registration for these two walks is at the Chevron Green Valley Horizon at 2200 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson NV 89052Opens in a new window.  Please ask the attendant for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From I-15, take exit #33 (I-215 Henderson/McCarran Airport). Continue to Green Valley Pkwy. Turn right onto Green Valley Pkwy and proceed 1.3 miles to Horizon Ridge Pkwy. Green Horizon Chevron is on the corner on your right.  From US-95 (US93/I-515), take exit #61 to I-215 going west. Take the Green Valley Pkwy exit then turn left onto Green Valley Pkwy and proceed 1.3 miles to Horizon Ridge Pkwy. The Green Horizon Chevron is on the corner on your right.
  • Pandemic notice:  Normal operation except screening is required to enter the Green Valley Resort and Casino.
Sunset Park Walk (5k/10k Rated 1A)
  • About the walk:  Note that this walk has a remote start!  After registering at the La Quinta Inn and Suites you will need to drive to the start of the walk (driving directions are included with the walk directions).  This walk takes you into and around Sunset Park.  You will pass the fishing and small boat pond, numerous ball fields, a Frisbee golf course, and a history walkway.  From the scenic overlook, you can see the site of one of the earliest "truck farms" in the Las Vegas valley which provided food for workers who built the Hoover Dam.
  • Walk box location:  The walk box is located at the La Quinta Inn and Suites at 6560 Surrey Street, Las Vegas NV 89119Opens in a new window.  Please ask the attendant for the walk box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From I-15 North or South exit onto 215 East to exit on Eastern North.  Take a left onto Sunset.  Start point will be on the left.  From Las Vegas Strip, head South on Las Vegas Blvd. then east on Sunset Road.  The start point will be on your right.
  • Pandemic notice:  Normal operation.
Boulder City Walk (5k/10k Rated 1A) and Lake Mead Recreation Area Walk (5k/10k Rated 3C)
  • About the Boulder City Walk: This walk begins at the hotel which is operated as a bed and breakfast business and is restored to its original beautiful condition. There is a museum at the rear of the hotel that should not be missed. The trail takes you through historic Boulder City, the only city in Nevada that does not permit gambling. Some of the small cottages constructed in the early 30's for the Hoover Dam employees are still occupied. Several small parks make this a beautiful as well as a historic walk.
  • About the Lake Mead Recreation Area Walk:  Note that this walk has a remote start!  After registering at the Boulder Dam Hotel, you will need to drive to the start of the walk (driving directions are included with the walk directions).  This walk has been modified with several options to allow walkers to visit Hoover Dam and walk across the state line to Arizona via the magnificent Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.  This trail is in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area along scenic desert trails that follow the historic former rail bed thru five tunnels that were used to carry supplies for construction of Hoover Dam. There are many scenic vistas of Lake Mead, and mountain/desert flora and fauna along this trail.
  • Walk box location:  Registration for these two walks begin at the Boulder Dam Hotel at 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City NV 89006Opens in a new window.  The walk box is located behind the hotel registration desk, please ask the attendant for the box.
  • Directions to the walk box: From Las Vegas, take US 93/US 95 south to Boulder City (about 25 miles).  Take exit 15B, Boulder City Parkway.  Continue straight in the right two lanes to the Nevada Way Historical District.  Turn right onto Arizona Street and the hotel will be a half block down, on the right side of the street.  From Arizona,  cross  the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and exit at Boulder City Parkway/US 93 Business District.  At the first light in Boulder City proper,  turn left onto Nevada Way then turn right on Arizona Street; the hotel will be about a half  block down, on your right.
  • Pandemic notice:  Boulder City Walk--Normal operation.  Lake Mead Walk--Closed until further notice.
Downtown Summerlin Walk (6k/11k Rated 1A)
  • About the walk: This revised walk takes in some of the most desirable areas of Summerlin, a fast-growing, vibrant suburb west of Las Vegas. Soon after the start you'll enter one of the many well-manicured parks that make this area so attractive. You'll pass play fields and walk through green areas that connect the neighborhoods. You'll have continuous views of the Spring Mountains to the west. At the end of the walk, you'll visit Downtown Summerlin, an exclusive mall with many interesting shops, restaurants and stores; you'll pass the new Las Vegas Ballpark; and you can visit the training facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, our NHL franchise.
  • Walk box location:  You must register to do this walk by using the online start boxOpens in a new window.
  • Directions to the walk box:  Directions to the start point will be provided after you register online for this walk.
St George Utah Virgin River Walk (7k/14k Rated 1A)
  • About the walk: You’re not in Nevada anymore…great scenery as you walk along the confluence of the Santa Clara and Virgin Rivers in SW Utah. Part of the route also traverses the Old Spanish Trail (marker in park). The Virgin River is one of three tributaries flowing into Lake Mead. Route is paved paths and sidewalks. A variety of restaurants are along the road leading to the start point in a park. There are restroom at the start point and midway through the 14K route. Carry water and use sunscreen on sunny days. Also, while this walk is available year-round, use caution in winter as late season ice may form in shady areas.
  • Walk box location:  You must register to do this walk by using the online start boxOpens in a new window.
  • Directions to the walk box:  Directions to the start point will be provided after you register online for this walk.
River Mountains Trail Bike Ride (10k to 555k Rated 2/3A)
  • About the River Mountains Trail Bike Ride:   After registering online, you will download directions to 8 trailheads and more information including bike rental options near trail. Choose where to start and the distance you want to bike, from 10K to 55K. This beautiful bike ride will take you through the desert above Lake Mead. The River Mountains Loop Trail is a 12 ft wide paved path with mile makers every ½ mile.  Difficulty is dependent on elevation change of section you choose to bike. As part of the extended distance bike program, the AVA allows distance credit in excess of 10 km for the total distance biked on the same day.  Visit www.rivermountainstrail.org for more information about the trail.
  • Start box location:  You must register to do this walk by using the online start box.
  • Directions to the start point:  Directions to the start point(s) will be provided after you register online for this walk.
  • Pandemic notice:  Contact POC at carlcordes@aol.com for questions about this event.