Tunnel Creek Trail

MODERATE 155 reviews
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Tunnel Creek Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Incline Village, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

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4 days ago

Park on the street fronting the Cafe and walk up the hill to the trailhead. The cafe is a great place to grab breakfast/lunch after your hike. Beer and Coffee plus other drinks with food are available.

The hike is a steady climb up, with a very well marked wide trail. I did the hike on a Monday so traffic was far less than the weekend, however plan on having numerous mountain bikers pass you. The best views are in the first 1-1.5 miles of the hike. There are a few great lookouts to take photos and overlook the water and incline village.

I would recommend this hike on a weekday and for great views of the north/northeast part of the lake.

hiking
4 days ago

A steady climb leads you to some stunning views of Lake Tahoe with lots of boulders. It was gorgeous. Make sure to take the steep trek up and check out Monkey Rock. The trail is very sandy, which adds another layer of challenge, but is worth it for the views!

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Well maintained trail, well traveled by bikers, runners and hikers. It is all uphill but worth it to sit at the top and look out at the lake.

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Cafe at the start of the trail so you can end start/end your hike with a beer and a sandwich.