bad words hill, NV
Trail Rating: 5 (Click for ratings scale)
Distance: Approximately 10 miles
Vehicle Types: Off-Road Vehicles, Dirtbikes, ATV's, UTV's
Notes: Bad Words Hill gained it's name for obvious reasons. It's also known as the Kyle Canyon Trail and is located to the northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, near Mount Charleston. Back in the day, it was legal to take this trail from Kyle Canyon Road towards Little Red Rock, exiting at Far Hills Road near the 215. However, with all the new homes being built in Summerlin, the Far Hills Road access point to the trail has been closed off and is no longer legal to enter. To explore back there, the only legal way to access Bad Words Hill is to enter and exit from Kyle Canyon Road, making this trail more of a day-trip than an afternoon trail run. To start the trail, you ride the trail through a scenic wash way, then up to the summit of one of the Spring Mountain peaks. To get into the valley towards Bad Words Hill, you will navigate down one of three quite steep, slightly washed out hills with loose rocks. Exercise caution and have a spotter, if possible.
Once down into the valley, the trail becomes a bit of a roller coaster and is fun to breeze through. There are a few tight squeezes, with possible pin-striping to your vehicle, but once you get to the top of the next hill, you'll have an incredible view of the Las Vegas Valley and of Little Red Rock. Be sure to have your camera handy for the scenic view at the top of Bad Words Hill! Again, you'll want a spotter to navigate down the hill. At the bottom, you'll find several trails that branch off through Little Red Rock. After a good rain, this is an especially fun place to explore. Your kids will love splashing in the puddles on top of the red rock formations. It's smart to turn back around with plenty of time before dark, as the trail going north is more challenging than it is going south, but still a lot of fun. You'll likely see lots of jackrabbits on the Bad Words Hill Trail, but not many other wild animals.
Trail conditions are always changing, so be careful out there and TREAD LIGHTLY. Leave no trace. Pack in. Pack out.
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