Explore the most popular camping 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.

Beautiful vistas. Difficult for me hike.

So fun and beautiful! Long hike but worth it. Didn't see a single other person on this trail. Heaven.

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.

This is a very large section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. I started off early in the morning and was finished just as the heat of the day was full on. Christopher's Loop is marked as "Sand Harbor Overlook" by signs on the trail. This whole section is very well marked on the trail as to just where the TRT is, sometimes determining it looking at various online maps makes it somewhat questionable. They've done a great job with this section!

hiking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I did the South Loop and GPS'd it at 20.75 miles.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I enjoyed this leg of my TRT hike. Do bring a spare lip balm for helping the Marlette camp pump work. It was a bugger to get moving. Great cold water. Do include getting to the top of Marlette's Peak. I regret not doing so.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It does not get any better

Saturday, September 17, 2016

this trail it's amazing for mtb! until now my favorite!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

so far its my favorite trail!

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My fiancé and I did the 23 mile from the Meadows to Spooner. It was difficult, but the views were spectacular. It took us about nine hours. We only wished we had done this on an even day when mountain bikers were not allowed on the path. We had to get out of the way every ten minutes or so.

hiking
Monday, October 07, 2013

A relative easy hike from Tahoe Meadows to Marlette Lake Campground for an overnight. Day two crosses over Snow Valley Peak -- one of the best places to get a look at Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks. This 23-mile trek is a great one-night weekend backpacking trip -- fun for all!

mountain biking
Sunday, September 08, 2013

Trailhead starts at Tahoe meadows, then descends with some awesome technical parts. Marlette lake is gorgeous and very empty (you can't take a vehicle to it). North canyon creek road jets down for 8 miles, wide trail all flat, right to spooner. A lot of fun. Spooner is a let down compared to marlette. Real small and a ton of weeds.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

snowshoeing
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012