Tunnel Creek Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Incline Village, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Going down the Tunnel Creek trail from the Flume Trail was quite an adventure. Views are awesome. At times you are going so fast just bordering on wiping out and then you slow down near the bottom going slower and hit deep sand and wipe out when you don't expect it. If you control your speed going down and recognize that when the trail levels out you will hit sand you should be fine. Highly recommend renting bikes and taking the Flume and Tunnel Creek trails in Tahoe. Great adventure!
Tight. Great views of N Tahoe Lake
This is a wonderful hike. The views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains surrounding Incline Village are amazing. And it was enhanced for us by the timing...a pretty December late afternoon with snow on the peaks above us, finishing with a beautiful sunset. The trail is wide and easy, just relatively steep after an initial gradual incline. Due to our late start, we had to turn around at the picturesque area by the Mark Twain bench. Hopefully someday I will get back to finish it. Park in the lot in front of the Tunnel Creek Cafe.
Amazing views, if you don't mind the continuous steep inclines for almost two miles. Once you reach the bench at around mile 2, you'll be rewarding with breathtaking views of the entire lake. Worth the climb
Right next to the Ponderosa where Bonanza was filmed. Shuttled from Hyatt to base of trailhead. Mostly uphill. Going up left hand mountains right side drop off. First time using our trekking poles and hydration packs. Lots of bike riders.
Great trail even if you are afraid of heights. Wide trail most of the way up.
Great trail on a nice day, views are amazing
Great views of the lake. Busy trail later in the day. Steep uphill but totally worth the work for the views.
The best hike I've ever done
Fairly challenging uphill climb the whole time, with much of the path made up of loose dirt/gravel, and not much shade until about halfway up the hike, and even then it's not much. You also have lots of mountain bicyclists racing down the hill, so you have to be aware of your surroundings to not get run over. But all that said, there are lots of great views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains for about the first two-thirds of the hike. Beyond that, there are nice trees and foliage to look at, but not much in the way of views the higher/closer you get to Incline Flume Trail that intersects with the trail.