Castle Rock Trail

MODERATE 168 reviews
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Castle Rock Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stateline, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

Nice hike through Tahoe forest to Castle Rock. Beautiful views. Good rock climbing if you want to go to the top. Trail markings are somewhat confusing, as the hike joins and then leaves a portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

3 days ago

Beautiful views half mile from Kingsbury TRT trailhead. Views from Chimney Rock absolutely beautiful. Very little snow this year in this area.

27 days ago

Beautiful trail after fresh snow. Great with doggies!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a fantastic hike!
GPS will take you to a residence where an older gentlemen is prepared to redirect you down the road.
There are some ascending parts of the trail that will elevate heartrate, but nothing difficult. Very peaceful, foresty, and the view at the end is amazing!
You will see Tahoe and trees for miles on the CA Side and then the desert Sierra's on the other side.
You can choose to climb the rocks at the end for an even more magnificent view.
All in all, a great experience and hits all the points that make a trail manageable to enjoy!
Dogs will love the hike too.

hiking
1 month ago

A great walk, easy and calm.
A lot of places to stop for a while, look at the amazing views and relax.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! We went after the first snow of the season and it was gorgeous. Lots of snow on the sides of the trail and on the trees and beautiful views of Nevada and Lake Tahoe. We had the whole hike to ourselves save for one woman and her dog. This hike was perfect for us as we have two elderly dogs. Great location, easy parking, highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Great Lake view with some wooded hiking! 2 decent uphill areas to hike! Free of charge.

3 months ago

perfect short walk

hiking
3 months ago

Great short day hike. Beautiful view of the lake.

3 months ago

Great moderate hike. Beautiful views. Well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

If you're in search of a quick and light hike, I recommend this trail. We arrived around 5:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and the parking area had only 2 other vehicles in it; it could probably fit approximately 10. There was no charge to park and no permit required; while hiking we only encountered 2 other individuals. One was on a bike and the other hiking out with his dog so it was pretty lightly trafficked at that hour. The hike takes you through a lovely forest and periodically opens for some epic views of the mountains, Lake Tahoe, and Castle Rock. It's an easy and lovely hike if you're pressed for time. #CastleRockSpyderMonkeys

3 months ago

Beautiful views! Dog loved it, but couldn't scramble up the boulders to the top (or couldn't find the right path up).

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike: easy 3 mile loop but in the middle, you start to make the trek upwards and then come to a pile of beautiful boulders. If you climb the rocks straight up, you come to a full view of Lake Tahoe. Great for kids that have hiked before (the rock climbing part would be difficult for small kids or those that do not hike regularly). We had a group with kids ages 15-6 and we were fine.

4 months ago

This is a fun trail run or hike with the kids. It has the quintessential large granite boulders that are found all around Tahoe and tall beautiful trees that keep you in awe around every corner. The trail does get a little confusing right at the end, where it meets the Castle Rock. Just climb around on the rocks and go to the other side to get a great view of Tahoe.

4 months ago

Great hike, fantastic views. The loop is very easy to follow, but the summit hike gets lost a bit towards the top. I ended up having a bit of a rock climb for the route I picked, which was a bit off the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

very good trail with some fantastic views.

hiking
5 months ago

Very beautiful trail! Probably one of my favorite views of Tahoe. This is a pretty do-able hike. I must say that the hike up to the top of the rock can is a little daunting but if you take your time then you will be just fine! Highly recommend!

5 months ago

Enjoyable easy hike with easy to follow path. Nice views from the top.

5 months ago

Not as great of a view as I'd hoped for at the end, but it was an enjoyable hike. Easy.

hiking
5 months ago

We walked down around the base of the rock and got some great views of the lake. Very much enjoyed this hike.

5 months ago

Nice Easy Trail..

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