The master-planned community of Summerlin is known for its abundance of outdoor amenities including top golf courses, sports fields and parks, yet it is the community’s extensive, 150-mile long trail system that remains the most beloved outdoor amenity. Popular with walkers, hikers, runners and strollers, the community’s trail system is easily the most used amenity because it appeals to residents of all ages and interests.
The trail system not only promotes healthy, outdoor activity, it serves to better link the community and encourage social interaction. The trail system physically links villages, neighborhoods, parks and shopping centers providing residents with direct access to their community and the great outdoors.
The system is comprised of four kinds of trails. Landscaped and lighted street side trails ideal for walking, jogging and strolling are the backbone of the system and are a community hallmark. Village trails are often located in natural arroyos and man-made open spaces and are designed to provide respite from noise and traffic for long-distance runners. A sampling of some of these worth the hike include The Cliffs, The Paseos, The Mesa, The Gardens and The Willows.
Regional trails are part of the valley-wide trail system for multiple, non-motorized uses. They will eventually link to Bureau of Land Management land in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and are constructed as public/private partnerships by Clark County and the city of Las Vegas in cooperation with The Howard Hughes Corporation. Top hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon area include Calico Hills, Calico Tanks, Keystone Trust, White Rock Willow Springs and Petroglyph Wall.
And finally, natural trails exist within undeveloped areas of Summerlin and will eventually connect to more than 2,000 miles of planned regional trails throughout the valley. They are intended for use by outdoor and hiking devotees.