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freaking LOVED this trail! so beautiful and worth the entire hike!

hiking
4 days ago

Had a quick visit to Reno, NV and visiting Lake Tahoe was a must. This hike was exactly what I was looking for; a view of the lake (an amazing one at that!) and a chance to be in the mountains. Went down to hidden beach on the way back too! Highly recommend this trail!

Unlike some of the last reviews, I think this trail should be rated as moderate. Didn't feel overly-tied or anything from this hike, and I'm definitely not in great shape. Steady incline the whole way and nothing punishingly steep. Mostly hard-packed snow with some slick ice patches. Nice views along the way and few people here in early January.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike on well-packed snow. Some icy spots. Nice views around the 1 mile mark, but a lot of time spent in the woods. Parking seems like it could be a little tight in summer around the diner.

Easy hike. Some great views across the valley.

snowshoeing
24 days ago

Beautiful views and a easy to follow trail. Great for snowshoeing.

*galena creek is lovely. fish hatchery by marilyn lake also interesting to visit.
*snowy way to go here in mid December. bring trekking poles ,as the decent is slippery/icy.
*beautiful views along the way.
*not many hikers- we saw 1 other.
*it looks like there is a sledding hill near the trailhead, so a sled would've been fun.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Nice 5 mile snowshoe. Great views and very few people.

Beautiful hike and with the snow gives a Narnia vibe in the desert.

Fewer people the higher you go!

This is a beautiful path. Easy and good for wheelchairs or beginner bikers.

on Tunnel Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing! Beautiful views the entire way. Steady incline all the way up, but you are stopping to take it all in anyway so you will get plenty of breaks!

Legendary Flume Trail! Take this 1.5 mi, 5 mi, 7 mi all the way up to the entire 15 mi trail. Incredible Lake Tahoe vistas all along the way. Solid vertical climb so you get a great workout in as well. Bring water as it gets hot and dry. Careful of mountain bikers if you’re walking a dog. Enjoy the hike! Enjoy the views!!

on Tunnel Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely breathtaking! Highly recommend. Do this hike. Stunning views all the way up and they keep getting better. Steady uphill the whole way, but plenty of rocks to stop and sit and rest as needed. Lots of turnoffs to explore as well. Definitely will go back!

hiking
1 month ago

A difficult hike that is worth the steep climb. As other reviews indicate, the trailhead is not marked...there's a small parking area next to the USFS gate. Follow the water tank access road to begin the hike and follow the trail up. Wear high ankle boots as the climb can be loose at times. You will come to a large meadow/ridge line that will take you toward the peak. Look for a cairn to lead you to the final ascent to Rifle. Spectacular views of Tahoe from the top

hiking
2 months ago

My cousin and I went on this trail a couple of months back. We drove our car maybe a mile when we realized that there was no trailhead(Only reason for not giving it 5 stars. Need more markers). The climb was steep so I'd definitely rate it hard but the views were beautiful. It took us about 4.5 hours to complete the hike stops and all.

2 months ago

Beautiful fall walk along side the Truckee River!

hiking
2 months ago

waterfall was gorgeous, hike was up and down so the elevation change was relatively manageable. Not too much traffic or wildlife but theres a decent amount of parking.

2 months ago

Beautiful views! Bit of an incline at the beginning, but the trail levels out. My feet were feeling the hike at the end. The waterfall was lovely.

great trail, not too hard at all. At the very end you have the option to go over to Verdi Peak lookout. Really enjoyed myself however there were so many atvs and dirt bikes that it was a serious damper. May have been my fault for going on a Sunday but it was pretty unpleasant getting dusted by someone riding up behind me every ten minutes.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views; easy hike

Love it, slow and steady incline. Wide open space after the creek. This trail felt different than anything I’ve been on recently.... just wish I would’ve got here earlier in the season to see all the aspen leaves on the trees!!! Would recommend doing it in late September / early October to see the beautiful colors!

2 months ago

my pup and i did this hike, definitely not easy but so worth the views at the top. no trail head but reviews before helped in getting there. the one thing i missed was at the top before the peak, theres stacked rocks on your right side that shows the trail to the peak. i missed it and had to back track. was to busy admiring the views i had. the hike for sure gives you a work out, but can't say enough how worth it for the view.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike about 4 hours total. There is no trailhead. You hike along a water tank access road and pick up the trail from there. There are some steep inclines with loose ground so wear shoes with grip. Bring plenty of water. About a third of the way up, there is a beautiful ridge/meadow ride that to the peak.

2 months ago

Beautiful fall hike, lots of golden leaves, few hikers. Definitely one to do again!

Is a great place I like.to walk there

Started at thomas creek and did the 7 mile loop to white creek trail. Thomas Creek is good for all ages. There were hikers, walkers, bikers and dogs. Up to Dry Pond has switchbacks to help with elevation gain. Colors and creeks were gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike! Even if you only a mild in and back out you’ll love it! Today we went to the top.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Wow! Fabulous trail ride. A lot of DG and does technical with the large boulders. We are not able to get to Rock Lake. Boulders made it impossible to pass safely with our horses.
My horse did fine without shoes.
Narrow at points with steep drop offs lasting short distances. First time taking my young mare on a more technical ride, she did fine. There is quite a bit of elevation hike, but we stopped and tested as needed. Quite a few hikers, not bad. Parking adequate.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views, moderate traffic but still enjoyed it. The waterfall at the end was great. Definitely enjoyed the afternoon and would go again. Took a couple hours but wasn’t in a rush, lots of spots for pics!

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