Tamarack Peak is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 994 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

hiking
icy
snow
13 days ago

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Short and easy for great views. Still mostly covered in snow as of May 4th, 2020 but if you go early enough in the day the snow isn’t too icy nor too soft.

snowshoeing
snow
2 months ago

skiing
2 months ago

Mellow hike up. Nice easy blue ski down. Would recommend for anyone as an intro

snowshoeing
snow
3 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
3 months ago

Great trail for snowshoeing Easy tofind as you follow the ridge You can make it a little longer by following the ridge from the parking lot and enjoy the view on both sides Rather than coming back the same way, I recommend from the summit to get down to the road that goes to relay peak and make the loop back to the parking lot

9 months ago

The “trail” is great, as far as we went (not quite to the peak). But it is not a maintained trail. It is clear many have trod most parts of it. Some of its existence may depend on game. Because it is not maintained (or even a listed trail ever), one could argue against using it. It is lovely though. You ascend easily from a non-marked walk about 100 feet beyond the Rim Trail intersection. About 100 feet in, you’ll see an emergency sled chained to a tree. There is no clear trail here. However, if you keep toward the right and upward, you’ll find a trail, which gets a little lost here and there on flat areas. The wildflowers are great in late August. There is what looks like Monarda and Lupine of many different types as well as something that appears to be in the Mullein family. While the hike is off-trail, it is up a ridge with views to especially the right-hand side and quite beautiful. We enjoyed the flora immensely. Purists might argue that we should refrain from finding and using this “trail.” I might argue a clear trail might make a wonderful addition as a spur trail. Thoughts?

hiking
9 months ago

So, there is zero trail from the Mt rose trail to the alleged ridge trail. You have to scramble up very steep, loose hillside. Would not recommend. We didn’t do it and ended up turning around to hike to tamarack lake. This trail should come down and not be listed.

hiking
9 months ago

Loved this hike! I will say though there is no established trail until you’re up on the ridge so just follow your alltrails gps off trail up the ridge. Hiked this in August and there were still tons of wildflowers blooming. Went on a weekend and the mt rose trail was PACKED, but we saw zero people on tamarack which was a nice surprise.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail. Started on Mount Rose trail. Lost trail in the snow Found trail to Tamarack Peak and made it there.

hiking
11 months ago

Lots of snow still and it gets mushy when warm so waterproof boot. Also keep a gps handy and trail is snow covered and footprints go everywhere.

snowshoeing
Sat Dec 22 2018

Beautiful views and a easy to follow trail. Great for snowshoeing.

Mon Oct 22 2018

This is a beautiful hike, though the trail to the top of the peak is very easy to miss...we did! We hiked around mid morning and there were a lot of dogs on the trail. Many were unleashed.

hiking
Sun Oct 07 2018

This is an absolutely beautiful hike which I would strongly recommend doing just before sunrise so you can really enjoy the spectacular views. Takes about an hour to get up and has a decent amount of vertical. This trail is not very well defined so make sure you’re keeping an eye on your GPS. You’re basically following the ridge up to the peak. You’ll know when you’re there

hiking
Tue May 29 2018

Great trail and fairly easy hike. Though there are a couple slightly steep areas. I did the hike on 5/28/18 and about 1/2 is still snow covered and the snow is getting soft so you do sink in a few spots and I them spots I found it to be about knee deep or a little more.

snowshoeing
Tue Jan 30 2018

Lots of snow to make snowshoeing fun! Lots of tracks to find the way to the top of Tamarack Peak. Pretty views.

hiking
10 days ago

snowshoeing
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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scenic driving
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

bird watching
4 months ago

snowshoeing
5 months ago

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