After a summer filled with triple-digit temperatures, Southern Nevadans are finally experiencing cooler weather. It’s the perfect time of year to take a break from the bustling city, enjoy a bike ride, and see the changing leaves.
Whether you are enjoying some fresh air or working off a pumpkin-spiced treat, you will fall in love with the scenery on any of these four great paths.
Burkholder Trail is a 3.2 mile long trail in Henderson, running between Lake Mead Parkway and River Mountains Loop Trail. This paved trail is great for a leisurely ride, featuring great views of the Valley. It’s a quick 15-minute bike ride away from Water Street, where you can refuel at Biscuits & Bourbon, Public Works Coffee Bar or any other of the great options along the recently redeveloped Water Street District
If you are looking for a more challenging trail with beautiful lush greenery and a river, the Wetlands Park trail runs in a 14-mile loop. Wetlands Park even has designated picnic areas and a ‘Picnic Café’ to enjoy after the long ride.
Peccole Ranch Trail
Nested in a Summerlin neighborhood, Peccole Ranch Trail is the perfect oasis in the desert and provides lots of shade and greenery. This 6-mile trail and is great for quick workout. For bird watchers, Peccole Ranch Trail is adorned with unique birdhouses. If you are taking an early morning ride, you can stop by The Cracked Egg for breakfast and try one of their famous omelets!
Cornerstone Park is a paved path great for an easy ride with the whole family. The loop around the park is only 1.25 miles and offers picnic areas, greenery and a small lake to enjoy. If you are looking to build up more of an appetite, you can take a 15-minute bike ride from the trail to Tacotarian for delicious vegan Mexican food.
Ready to hit the road on your two wheels? Check out the interactive RTC Bike Map to plan your next ride!