Galena Falls Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews
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Galena Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile out and back trail located near Incline Village, Nevada that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
547 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

waterfall

hiking
2 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.

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10 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.

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11 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.

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
22 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.

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25 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?

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

Easy trail with waterfall at end. Beautiful meadow with flowers.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, fairly easy hike. Minimal elevation changes. Well kept trail. Great views the first 3/4 mile or so, then more forested. Beautiful falls at the end.

3 months ago

Fun trail with Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and Reno. 50% of trail still snowy on 6/10/18 but easily doable with the right shoes

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

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
Thursday, September 14, 2017

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!

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recorded Galena Falls Trail

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recorded Track - Aug 19 02:33 PM

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