Mount Rose Trail

MODERATE 263 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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Beautiful spring bloom. The meadow alone was amazing.

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11 days ago

Beautiful!!! Flowers and butterflies everywhere! Gets difficult in the stretch to the top but so worth the magnificence!

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13 days ago

The first 2.5 miles to the waterfalls is mostly flat . the trail to the summit then takes a left from the waterfall and starts climbing up. We went in August and it's spring in the Sierras and it's beautiful out there with all the wildflowers !

The trail climbs for a bit flattens out and then goes thru a series of switchbacks to get to an open area. From here , its another climb. What disappointed me a bit , is that there is no board indicating the "summit point" as such. There is another gathering of rocks after the summit, which confused a whole lot of us.

The hike is beautiful - the views come more from the mountain ranges around the peak rather than Tahoe itself (the best vies imo are from the Mt Tallac Hike). It started raining while at the summit and cleared up after a while to reveal rainbows and a clear sky. But it got cold and windy up there.

The one thing to be aware of the is the altitude - starts at around 9000 ft and then goes up. The slope of the hike is pretty gentle thru'out the hike

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14 days ago

We walked a modified version of this trail (6.7 mi instead of 10). The waterfall and the meadow were beautiful. There was still snow after this season, so it was a bit hard to find the trail at places.

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15 days ago

We loved it. Besides the fact that it started to hail we waited it out and my husband got me motivated to make it to the top. So gorgeous and every hiker was friendly. Amazing views at the top. 15 ft lower than freel peak but a much easier hike!

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