Explore the most popular birding trails in Mount Rose Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice hike. Fairly busy though.

hiking
23 days ago

Still under snow when we arrived. Didn’t have the gear for snow hiking. Will try again later in summer.

hiking
29 days ago

I have so much fun on this trail! There are other versions of this same trail, but I'm more than happy to do it several times. The incline is quiet steep but the views are totally worth it.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, with great views. The trail was a pretty snowy/muddy at parts, but still hikeable. I was recommended this hike by a volunteer at Galena visitors center and it did not disappoint.

Nice hike beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

We didn't make it to the top. The wind was howling and the snow was deep. I think it was in the low teens to single digits.
We'll give this a run again!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike!
Few runners and bikes but not overly packed with people.
Some snow and mud. Shoe chains helped in the few inches of snow on the ground.

This is a nice hike. We had a few inches of snow on the ground and icy areas you should be careful with.
The Dry Pond is pretty dry. It's more of a puddle with the potential of holding some water.

Easy little hike you need a nature dose after work. Access from town is very convenient and the creek is nice in the spring.

Beautiful close to town trail. Due to the length and elevation gain, I would put it in the easy category. Neat sounds from the wind through the pine needles and the leg that follows the stream. This will become a regular of mine for Sunday morning.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike and perfect weather. Some ice going downhill as well as some mud but an overall great hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Hike was beautiful, icy on the far side but very manageable. The trail was pretty busy but everyone was very nice! Great views! At a steady pace can be done in less than 3 hours. We will do this hike again soon!

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Lots of snow to make snowshoeing fun! Lots of tracks to find the way to the top of Tamarack Peak. Pretty views.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice moderate trail. Steep enough to get the blood pumping but not so bad as needing to stop and catch my breath. Not sure about where it says the trail starts, but this time of year, the gate is closed so you'll have to park on Timberline or go further up to the parking lot. Neat pond at the top, not much water, but being right at the top of the ridge is interesting.

4 months ago

Ok

on Rifle Peak

hiking
4 months ago

This hike has great views of the lake ! That being said, don’t let the mileage fool you, it’s not a moderate hike. The climb is a constant steep grade on loose slippery soil most of the way. If you are an experienced hiker and in good shape, I would recommend. If you are on vacation just looking for a “nice” hike, there are better choices.

Completed it on 1/1/18. The first mile was hiking, the next 0.5 needed micro spikes, and the last 0.5 needed snow shoes but is passable if you are willing to post hole.

hiking
5 months ago

Went on this hike during the first snow of the season. I was the first person on the trail that day (Started at 7:00AM) and the entire hike was very peaceful. It's a great little hike and is so close to Reno.

6 months ago

definitely hard. but wow so rewarding. I did this after the first snow so there was no visible trail, but if you know where the peak is and stay on a straight course it's not bad. park at gate and walk around tower. The views will take your breath away.

hiking
6 months ago

Marked as moderate but it was a pretty easy hike. Took around 3 hours to complete and that's cause we took our time.

Beautiful hike! It was hard to find especially in the snow (October 21, 2017) but is a relatively easy hike. Park at the Tahoe meadow trail head parking lot off of Mt rose high way and County Road 340. Follow the signs for the Tahoe Meadows hike and when you get to the bridge you’ll see a sign for Ophir. We saw a few signs after that but made our own trail a little bit due to the snow. We used the all trail map to get back on the trail. After that it was an easier trail to follow. Mostly flat and downhill on the way out but had some step areas on the way back. We didn’t make it all the way to the lake because there was a large stream that we would have gotten very wet if we crossed. All in all a good hike. The pups loved it and the meadow allowed them to run around a lot!

hiking
7 months ago

Great views all the way up the rating should be hard as it is almost straight up with lots of loose sand the view from the very top rocks is amazing not too hard to follow but no markings at all so stay alert definitely worth the effort wear ankle high boots or be prepared for shoes full of dirt also the trail head is just a locked gate in a neighborhood so parking is not great

Was planning to do the Ophir Creek Loop, but due to bad signage and incongruences between signs and the various maps in the park, we ended up getting lost and going all the way to Upper Lake. We were not prepared for the extra end of the trail we accidentally added one. Better signage would be extremely helpful for those of us who are directionally challenged.

Beautiful. Loose soil can be challenging.

Great hike, beautiful views and water rushing the majority of the time. Only downfall is the loop takes you onto asphalt to get back to the trailhead.
Great hike, even with the asphalt ending.

8 months ago

Going up the switchbacks and taking the time to stop and turn around to see the views offers a nice break. eating lunch at the dry pond is the perfect mid point of the hike.

We started at Tahoe Meadows trailhead and hiked down to Price Lake. Total hike was 8 miles (via Fitbit) and I would say moderate level for sure. After we hiked about 2 miles in we didn't see anyone until we started to head back which was very nice. When we got to the lake we had a picnic and had the lake all to ourselves. The lake is not swimmable but they had a nice campsite with a fire pit that would be fun to camp at. Nice waterfall to see when you get close to the lake. Definitely a workout but a very nice hike!

Great trail! Well signed, not too steep, beautiful waterfall!! We hiked a clockwise loop using the lower dirt road going out and coming back on Galena Falls trail. Approx 6 mi loop in about 3 hours.

hiking
8 months ago

GREAT hike!! The TH was a bit misleading. Make sure you pull over 500 ft BEFORE the TH in the Mt Rose Summit Parking Lot. Trail begins on the south side of the parking lot behind the bathrooms. Nice trail, dog friendly. Couple of narrow places, but overall a wonderful experience and hike!

8 months ago

Moderate for a mountain goat maybe. Not for us, it was similar to the Mt Rose summit hike, just not as long. It was very steep in some places, well in most places actually. However great views and very rewarding.

hiking
8 months ago

It was definitely challenging! Yet, so beautiful along the way and at the summit.

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