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hiking
2 days ago

My wife and I made it to the top on 9/14/18. Very inexperienced hikers but made it up and down in 3 1/2 hours. A few stops on the way up we’re needed, but it gave us a chance to take in the beautiful views. Windy on top of the peak, but the views made it 100% worth the work. Mt Tallac will be the target next trip out!

hiking
3 days ago

Great trail with a nice reward at the end (the falls) absolutely beautiful views in a few different spots, plenty of shade on warmer days and a fairly easy hike for kids too. My 10yr old had no issues and even my 2 1/2 yr old walked about half of it.

3 days ago

Great hike!! Steep but well worth the views!

3 days ago

Steep and soft dirt in the first half. Flattens out when you see the peak. Easy climb to the top. Worth hiking.

Great hike. Uphill in the beginning but it's not terribly steep. Great view at the top.

Extremely difficult. This is not an understatement. This should not be considered a moderate course. Very steep after the first mile in and the trail is very difficult to follow. Also the path is composed of loose rocks and very fine sand. It is like hiking on a beach, but on a steep incline.

View is to die for, and if the climb up doesn’t kill you the climb down might

hiking
11 days ago

The trail head is 8911 feet, so keep that in mind. Very nice, well maintained trail, views of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Great view of towering Mt Rose.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike! Extremely steep and challenging uphill, but worth the view! Note that there doesn’t appear to be a trail on the last part to get to the peak where AllTrails indicates you go.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice moderate trail with decent changes in elevation,. Great sights and views on this trail. Quite a few fellow hikers on this trailer, from young children to senior hikers. Well worth the effort if you are in the north Lake Tahoe area.

Good workout, the sights are decent. Once is good enough for me

hiking
16 days ago

While the trail and the lovely waterfall at the end, are nice, there were too many people on the trail to really get in touch with nature.

hiking
23 days ago

Really pretty, too many people though. wish I would have gone earlier in the day, but otherwise the weather and sights were beautiful.

hiking
24 days ago

A couple of good views. dry pond is... well... dry. good workout overall.

No sights unfortunately. Still a good workout

This was a phenomenal trail!! The first half was fairly steep but it lightens up in the second half. (We also wore nikes so no professionals here! haha) 100% worth the hike to the very top- the view was stunning! We went on 05/27/18 and it was somewhat snowy up top but pretty warm at the peak on the rocks.

hiking
26 days ago

My wife and I did this yesterday, not knowing about the falls. A delightful little beauty, well situated at the top of the Galena Creek drainage, with lush meadows below. Dragonflies cruising through voluminous spray for mid-August, and the tallest lupine (6’) I’ve ever seen along the creek at the bottom of the falls. The easy east trail from the Mt. Rose trailhead combines some Tahoe views with an amble along contour through high-altitude pines, junipers and mountain hemlocks, with hundreds of Clark’s Nutcrackers chattering about. Twin Mountain Hemlocks about 1/2 mile in sported the largest diameter trunks -by double - I’ve ever seen in that species. Two questions: does anyone know if 1) there is a trail all the way down beside Galena Creek to the County Park (maps do not show one); and 2) there are power lines heading in - is there an old homestead inholding along the creek?

trail running
1 month ago

There were not many people on the trail. Did run into a few mountain bikers. It is a classic trail for the area. I did get lost on the way back to the car. Once I saw the road, I knew I made a wrong turn. Here is a video of some of the sights. https://youtu.be/KCG1kRpLpKY

Beautiful morning. Went a little further out. Ready to go on this trail again but earlier to beat all the people

Great hike for day trip. Easily doable with my mom (who is 60). She did great.

hiking
1 month ago

One of our favorites when pressed for time. From the parking lot on Thomas Creek, round trip, I show 5.8 miles, on various devices. The 'pond' has now evaporated.

I hike the Thomas Creek Upper trail monthly in my Mt Rose rotation. this trail has it all and with ample shade and almost constant running water, it cools on those hot Reno days. I usually go in up to the bridge and depending on weather, time of day for direct sun and traffic, I sometimes take the access road eitber up or down. it makes for a decent work out and the many dogs and horses are a plus for animal lovers. i even saw a mountain mono cyclist...incredible. you will love this moderate hike.

*easy grade.
*great shade.
*lotsa water for the dogs.
*unpopulated on an "off" day ( NOT on sat/sun/holiday).
*quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect loop. Did it clockwise today. Brought the wife and dog along. Goodtimes. A mountain biker was having a bite to eat at dry pond and noticed a decent sized bear about 50 yards away. Walking towards him. He packed up his stuff and jammed down trail towards whites creek. All in all. A beautiful day. A bit smoky but well worth it. The dog had a blast splashing around in the water along the way. Walking through the aspens along the water was probably my favorite part.

Good hike - well maintained.

This description is misleading. We decided to do the hike the opposite direction, starting at Thomas Creek Trailhead. The elevation gain was nearly 5000’. Apparently All Trails doesn’t count decent as part of their elevation figures. The mileage is off as well. It’s over 20 miles long. We also threw in the section up to the top of Mt. Rose for a total elevation gain of 6000’ and total distance of 23 miles. The elevation gain is pretty gradual. Views of the Mt. Rose backcountry are amazing.

definitely more easy than moderate. the 5 miles really just fly by because the trail is flat and there are lots of things to look at. the waterfall is beautiful! once you reach it, you can continue on to mt rose (another 5 miles total) or turn around and head back. there are a lot of people on the trail, but i wouldn't call it crowded--if you like your solitude i would recommend starting around 7 or 8am; if you like saying hi to people on the trail then start later. there was a nice breeze so we didn't notice the heat even though we got a later start.

It was thundering and raining for our hike today - we enjoyed it. Saw very few other hikers, perhaps due to rain.

Love this trail. Started at 7:00 am. On the way down, there were a lot of other hikers making their way up. Next time it will be up on Mt. Rose.

hiking
1 month ago

I do almost daily the lower loop (about 3 miles) - easy relaxing and quiet hike. Family friendly, dog friendly. Just a great 1 hour long walk for fresh air, quiet and exercise!

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