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North McCullough Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

There are three designated trails in the North McCullough Wilderness: 1) Petroglyph Trail 1.0 miles; 2) Cowboy Trail 0.70 miles; 3) Hidden Valley Trail 1.90 miles. Within the Petroglyph Management Area, hiking is restricted to designated trails and horses are not permitted. Cross country hiking and equestrian use is allowed in the rest of the wilderness.

Despite its proximity to Las Vegas, the North McCullough Wilderness provides ample opportunity for peace and quiet, serving as a magnificent stage for hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, hunting, and general exploration.

The Petroglyph Management Area opens a window to the past, allowing visitors to discover the stories left behind by people of the past. Due to the fragile nature of these cultural resources, this area is limited to day use only. Help preserve these natural wonders by not touching or taking rubbings of the petroglyphs.

Climbing and the use of climbing equipment within the Petroglyph Management Area is prohibited. Rock climbing, bouldering, and scrambling are allowed in the remainder of the wilderness without the placement of fixed anchors.

Hunting is permissible in the North McCullough Wilderness, except in the Petroglyph Management Area, as long as you are in possession of a valid state hunting license and tag during hunting season. If hiking in the backcountry During hunting season, please dress in brightly colored clothing so that you are visible to hunters.

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