Cave Rock Trail

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Cave Rock Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glenbrook, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
127 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers




Easy trail that goes to the top of the tunnel over hwy 50. Well maintained, all ages to the base of the rocks that form the tunnel. Little more climbing there but still easy to get to top of rocks. WONDERFUL picture spot. Kid friendly for non-squeamish parents. This is a walking trail for sure.

1 month ago

Fantastic hike during the winter months. A little bit of everything. Great views, rock climb, and then a winter trail through the woods. Not to hard for the average Joe

1 month ago

This trail was a short drive from South Lake. While parking is limited, you can park at the base of the trail. The trail was easy enough for my four year old to finish and short enough that snacks weren’t required.
The view was breathtaking.

2 months ago

Trail was clearly marked wide and easy to walk, great for the whole family! Beautiful view of The lake.There is a rock climb at the top if you want the best views, well worth the effort!!

3 months ago

We tried to hike a few places on the California side of Lake Tahoe but we couldn’t find parking. This rock and view made our day.

3 months ago

Easy peasy. Beautiful view from atop the tunnel.

4 months ago

3 kids did the climb at the end (ages 7,6 and 3) Incredible view!!

4 months ago

amazing view from the top of Cave Rock!!! trail is easy except for climbing the rock at the end of the trail, but the view is well worth the climb!

5 months ago

Short, easy hike with beautiful views at the end!

6 months ago

6 months ago

Short but worth the picture perfect views!

9 months ago

Nice easy walk to the base of the rock(s). We left the 18 month old and the dogs in the small clearing there (attended of course!) and took turns scrambling to the top. Well worth the climb, as the view is fantastic—clear and panoramic. Later we compared pictures, and it was interesting to note many were nearly identical. I’m glad we came in the offseason, however, as I imagine it gets a bit crowded during peak season.

11 months ago

Definitely not the place to go to get away from people, or have quiet time. But the view is breath-taking! It's easy to get to the rock and from there, it's a bit of a scramble to the top.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Sunset here is just magical!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

It was nice to take our twin 5 year olds

Friday, October 27, 2017

Beautiful view awaits you at the end!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just did this trail today and the view from the top of Cave Rock was spectacular! Quick easy hike with some rock climbing to get to the very tip top.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Short trail with a great view. Some noise pollution from the road but well worth it.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Great view. Very easy and short but worth it. Wish I would have taken lunch up there.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

shorter than expected but was a nice trail with a beautiful Overlook of Cave Rock

Friday, August 04, 2017

Great hike! Easy walk until you get to the rock pile. You then climb the rocks to the top which was not a bad climb at all. It's worth it once you reach the top!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great, love the view, ready to go again.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

easy quick with a nice view at the end

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easy hike to cave rock w beautiful views. Climb to the top and check out the view

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Does anyone know if you need snowshoes for this trail this time of year?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A nice easy trail with a steep but doable climb to the top of the tock at the end. Spectacular views.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Nice short hike with great views!

rock climbing
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Look for Cave Rock street. Drive up a little ways to a very small parking lot and walk up. I posted a picture of the entrance to the street.

Short hike with great views! Not hard at all. Anyone can climb up. Unless you are terrified of heights! Young children should not go on this hike.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Short trail at the end it's a steep climb to the lookout on the top of the rock. The stunning views from the lookout worth every effort.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pretty easy hike. Short with elevation. The rock climb is the only tricky part of the hike. A reasonably fit person can climb it. Large dogs can make the climb too.

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