Logandale Trails System

on Saturday, 20 April 2013. Posted in Trails, State and National Parks and Recration Areas

 The Logandale Trail System contains over 200 miles of marked trails, suitable for OHV, Equestrian, Hiking, and Biking. The Logandale Trail System gives you the opportunity ti experience the rugged southwest desert in all its glory. It's easy to get to, located approximately 1 hour from Las Vegas, NV or St. George, UT.

Location: The Logandale Trails System is located in Logandale,NV, about 62 miles from Las Vegas, or 73 miles from St. George, UT. This is located in Moapa Valley, where you can find plenty of food and supplies to keep you going for a day, or a weekend trip. Click here to see all the services available in Moapa Valley.

 

Basic Directions:

    From Interstate 15 take Exit #93 (Logandale/Overton) you will be on 169
    Stay on 169 until you get to Liston Road (VIP Chinese Restaurant on the corner)
    At the end of Liston Road, turn right onto the dirt road that runs parallel to the railroad tracks. This is Pioneer Road.
    Cross the tracks and follow Pioneer Road
    Stay on the dirt road until you hit the trailhead-signs are available to guide you
    KEEP YOUR SPEED at under 10 mph-people live here and don't need to see your dust!

THE TRAIL: The Logandale Trail System contains over 200 miles of marked trails, suitable for OHV, Equestrian, Hiking, and Biking. The Logandale Trail System gives you the opportunity ti experience the rugged southwest desert in all its glory. It's easy to get to, located approximately 1 hour from Las Vegas, NV or St. George, UT.

Camping: Primitive Camping is available at designated campsites where there are fire rings. No hookups or dump stations for RVs, and please do NOT camp in undesignated areas.There are no set quiet or lights out times, but it's always nice to be courteous and use common sense so you don't offend your neighbors.

Picnicking: There are some picnic tables along the trail, as well as two shade structures with 8 tables near the main entrance from Logandale. A restroom building is located at the trailhead.

Horseback Riding: Horseback Riding is great in the Trail System, the trails on the western portion are specificially for horses. There is a hitching post at the southern restroom area.

Mountain Biking: The best trails for biking are in the northern part of the site, north of the main parking area from Logandale.

Rock Climbing: You don't need any permits to climb, and the best place is the red sandstone formations located in the spine.

Off-Highway Vehicles: ATVs and OHVS are the vehicle of choice for most visitors to the Logandale Trail System. STAY ON EXISTING TRAILS! It's hard for many people to understand the fragile nature of the desert, since it looks so rugged and indestructible, but the reality is that it doesn't take much to damage the desert beyond repair when you venture off trail. Since there are already so many well marked trails in this system, there is really no reason to go off the trails.

STONEY'S NOTES:

I have traveled pretty much every inch of this 200 mile trail, and all I can say is: DO IT!

The Trails are well marked, well maintained, and the excitement factor is HIGH! Not only will you experience trails, sand dunes, and incredible scenery, you will have the opportunity to see Native American Petroglyphs carved into the canyon walls centuries ago.

Please do not touch the petroglyphs. Not only are they irreplaceable relics of the history of the area that can be damaged simply by the oil from your hands, it's also illegal to harm them in any way. TREAD LIGHTLY is the way to go in the Logandale Trails System (and pretty much any off roading area). It took a lot of people and organizations a long time to make this place a reality.

Make sure you have prepared for this trip by getting maps, taking along plenty of water, wearing all your protective gear, and then be prepared to spend HOURS exploring this treasure in the desert.

Visit the official website for the Logandale Trail System complete with maps, information, and pictures.