This is a hike to the Muffins and a trail that goes along the edge of Blue Diamond Hill with views of the Las Vegas Valley. You return... more » by a mountain bike trail called the Boneshaker. This is my favorite hike in this area. It's the one I've done the most often, and I will go to Blue Diamond Hill on those days when I want to do some hiking and just relax while looking at this city that I love so much.
The hike is moderate in difficulty. The difficult thing about it may be the distance. There is in excess of 1,000 feet of elevation gain on the way to the Muffins and then on to the Las Vegas Overlook. There's a still a bit more until you reach the crest of Blue Diamond Hill and walk along the trail that goes to the second overlook. From there, it's downhill, some of it being steep and a bit dicey.
Much of this trail was formed by mountain bikers and horseback riders. We hikers are following in their tracks. Much of Blue Diamond Hill is criss-crossed by various trails that bikers, horse riders, and hikers use. If you scan the satellite photo, you can see where the trails go. You can extend your hike by going any number of ways or exploring this hill in different areas on different hikes.
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