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Mount Rose Trail is a 10.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 10.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,388 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Conquer the summit of Mt Rose and enjoy the waterfalls, alpine lakes and great Lake Tahoe views. Mt. Rose may be the second tallest peak in Tahoe basin and prominent feature of the northern Lake Tahoe skyline, but despite its 2,300ft elevation gain the journey to the peak is best described as pleasant rather than challenging.

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icy
1 month ago

Started at 5am with the hopes to summit early, but it was too hard to keep the trail in the dark. Since there isn’t much snow, everyone has made their own trails all over the place, making route finding difficult. We had crampons on, the snow is too frozen for snowshoes or micro spikes. Hopefully we get fresh snow soon!

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes. What a great trail and day...that night it snowed...

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail on 2/1/20. Trail covered in snow and I was without snowshoes. Was able to follow snowshoe tracks for 3 miles until they ended. I had trekking poles and microspikes to help with stability and traction. Was sunny and saw beautiful views from every direction. Will definitely hike this trail again, hopefully again with snow and snowshoes. Highly recommended trail.

icy
snow
2 months ago

I hiked it today and got off trail which was fine it was still a beautiful hike no need for snow shoes although they would be nice. Poles are probably necessary very windy and cold at the top. Easy to Uber from Reno

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snow
2 months ago

route finding for the counter-clofkwise route was a little rough in the snow, but pretty straightforward

snowshoeing
snow
3 months ago

nice track

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snow
3 months ago

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snow
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely summit hike! 'Pleasant rather than challenging' is the perfect description of getting to this summit. By the time you start to get really tired, you're already at the top! We had a lovely day of hiking. It was perfectly sunny and the temps were in the 50s/60s.

hiking
4 months ago

As always I recommend starting early to avoid trail traffic, I would recommend using the path this app has for the way down both ways, much better views.

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muddy
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It’s tough. It’s absolutely beautiful and worth the time! Typical time is 5 hours for the loop. We made it in 4.5 and stopped for lunch on top. Take lots of photos, wear layers it’s cold up top! Enjoy

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rocky
4 months ago

Views are absolutely gorgeous. last mile or so is a killer. Waterfall is a nice stop on the way up too

hiking
4 months ago

Well marked and easy to follow. Like the other reviews say, most of the climbing is in the last mile or so. Wind was mild when I got up there, and still no snow!

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muddy
rocky
4 months ago

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5 months ago

Got to the trailhead at 8:30am. (11/3/19). Already 50 degrees! Beautiful hike and hardly any wind at the summit.

hiking
5 months ago

Be prepared for a lot of wind for the last half-mile or so to the peak.

hiking
5 months ago

It wasn’t difficult and didn’t feel long. Wouldn’t recommend the fire road back over the actual trail

hiking
5 months ago

The last mile to the top is pretty steep. I was there today (oct 19th) and it was insanely windy. At the top, it was a steady 40-50mph with gusts in the 60-65mph range. Took me right around 6hrs with lots of breaks.

hiking
5 months ago

Great fall hike! We were out and back in about 4.5 hours. The last .5mi at the top was incredibly windy and cold. Proceed with extreme caution and I suggest turning around at the end of the tree line.

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blowdown
5 months ago

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Started at 7 and Reached the top by 9:30 great views, calm wind and lots of smoke to view.

hiking
5 months ago

The hike is definitely not for the faint hearted if you haven't acclimatised to the altitude. The hike from the car park to the waterfall is an easy gradient. From the waterfall to the saddle is a bit of a blower and you will be glad of a short rest to drink water and have an energy snack.The last mile to the summit is a slog especially if you are not used to the altitude. Just pace yourself and you will get there. On the return journey its g of to make use of walking poles as the scree can be quite hazardous. I slipped three times going down from the summit to the waterfall. So be careful. The weather was perfect with clear blue skies, clear air and a pleasant breeze, although I did wear gloves for the first mile of the descent as the breeze coming up the valley was chilled. Not bad for a 65year old who only started high hill hiking a couple of years ago.

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muddy
5 months ago

Excellent trail, well maintained. Not to crowded on a Tuesday in October. Very windy for the last .5 mile. Bring a jacket.

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muddy
snow
5 months ago

love this trail...the views from the top are amazing!

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