Mount Rose Trail

MODERATE 323 reviews
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Mount Rose Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Incline Village, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2444 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

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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we did the loop trail and have some advice for you. The first half of the trail all the way up to the waterfall is beautiful. the trail is well-maintained and you have a great view as you hike through the forests.

the second half of the loop after the waterfall is a little confusing, while the trail is well marked the titles of the trails confused s. Also if you want to stay on the loop after the waterfall make sure you keep going straight towards the peak Trail through the meadow, at which point you'll have an opportunity to turn left on the trail to the west side of Tamarack Mountain. this portion of the trail is not as clear at some point we were hiking through over bushes and through streams hopping from rock to rock. Also after you get to the west side of Tamarack, the trail is more of a wide dirt road, not as pretty through the trees although it was nice and warm given that it was a chilly day.. I will say as your hiking along this wide dirt road you have a great view of Lake Tahoe.

I think we will do this hike again. Next time we will go to the waterfall perhaps a little further up the hill and then turn around and come back down that same Trail.

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This is a great trail with some of the best views in the area. It gets pretty busy on the weekends so I always go early to get parking and avoid the crowds on the way up at least. The last half is pretty steep and tiring but the views from the peak is worth the hard work.

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Great trail, well maintained and scenic views for almost the entire time. We went at 6am and there was nobody on the trail which was perfect, but on our way down we saw a LOT of people. I could definitely see this being too congested on a holiday weekend.

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of course, amazing trail. there's two entry points, one on either side of the restrooms. I highly recommend the entire loop, though it was definitely more like 14 miles than 10.6.

If you're aiming for a shorter distance definitely do the right hand (east) side of the loop. also the waterfall is on that side and was quite nice, but also the trail, albeit I was going back down, seemed easier.

definitely the final third of the trail it the hardest but you probably knew that going in. fabulous and challenging hike, great views through the whole loops and trail.

parking is tricky later in the day. I attempted going three weekends ago at 11am and the lot was over full. I arrived at 7:30am today (sat, Sept 30th) and the lot was empty.

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