Rifle Peak

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Rifle Peak is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Incline Village, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1774 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
8 days ago

Great trail. Very steep for about a mile. Nice views, only saw one group of people (on a Friday afternoon). Snow was almost completely gone by June

11 days ago

This trail is very steep, I would definitely not call it moderate. The views of lake Tahoe from the peak are breathtaking, worth all the effort.

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5 months ago

This hike has great views of the lake ! That being said, don’t let the mileage fool you, it’s not a moderate hike. The climb is a constant steep grade on loose slippery soil most of the way. If you are an experienced hiker and in good shape, I would recommend. If you are on vacation just looking for a “nice” hike, there are better choices.

Completed it on 1/1/18. The first mile was hiking, the next 0.5 needed micro spikes, and the last 0.5 needed snow shoes but is passable if you are willing to post hole.

7 months ago

definitely hard. but wow so rewarding. I did this after the first snow so there was no visible trail, but if you know where the peak is and stay on a straight course it's not bad. park at gate and walk around tower. The views will take your breath away.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views all the way up the rating should be hard as it is almost straight up with lots of loose sand the view from the very top rocks is amazing not too hard to follow but no markings at all so stay alert definitely worth the effort wear ankle high boots or be prepared for shoes full of dirt also the trail head is just a locked gate in a neighborhood so parking is not great

8 months ago

Beautiful. Loose soil can be challenging.

9 months ago

Moderate for a mountain goat maybe. Not for us, it was similar to the Mt Rose summit hike, just not as long. It was very steep in some places, well in most places actually. However great views and very rewarding.

hiking
9 months ago

It was definitely challenging! Yet, so beautiful along the way and at the summit.

9 months ago

Great views and awesome hike. I agree with the other user, this is not moderate. Less traveled than some of the other hikes in the basin give yourself 2.5 - 3 hours to enjoy to the fullest.

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9 months ago

This trail is not moderate in my opinion. It's not long but it's very steep without many breaks. Worth it though.

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