Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
200.00 ft (60.96 m)
Trail type
1.70 mi (2.74 km)
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The Callville Summit Trail is a dirt single track beginning near the Callville Bay Campground and heading out across the ridges and peaks in the direction of Lake Mead.

While it's listed inside official park maps, there are no actual signs marking the trail itself. From Callville Bay parking area or the campground, you can proceed to the corner of the intersection and the trail begins climbing immediately up the dirt slopes. A single primary trail heads pretty directly in a southwest direction, passing near a couple peaks, as it reaches a cliff, beyond which it starts descending down the hills in the direction of the water.

In addition to the trail, there are numerous spur trails that explore the adjacent peaks and valleys. It's pretty easy to find your way back, as the landscape here is completely rocky with no plant growth of any kind so you never actually lose sight of the trail.

At about .8 miles in, reaching the cliff's edge marks a natural turnaround point. One interesting thing to notice is the historical high water line, visible along the lake shore in every direction. The Callville Bay Marina currently sits significantly lower than where it once did as the water levels have receded a vast amount.

There is no shade and no wind protection of any kind along the hike. Bathrooms, water and trash are available in the campground, at the marina building or at the ranger station near the campground entrance.

The trail lies inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and is subject to all use fees and rules of the park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round



Wide views. Lots of spur trails to explore.


No shade or wind protection.

Trailhead Elevation

1,245.00 ft (379.48 m)

Highest point

1,390.00 ft (423.67 m)


Near lake or river
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Big vistas
Potable water

Typically multi-day


Permit required



Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping


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