Hike the Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock, Nevada - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Castle Rock Trail is a loop trail in Toiyabe National Forest that offers beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding forests. The trail is approximately 2.8 miles long, and is great for beginner - intermediate hikers. In the spring and summer months, there is an abundance of wildflowers along the trail.

This hike is located near Stateling, Nevada. The trail joins the Tahoe Rim Trail for part of the hike. Be aware that there will be snow on the trail from November - late May, early June depending on snowfall. Bring snowshoes / appropriate boots if you wish to use the trail in the winter. Experienced rock climbers can reach the top of Castle Rock. 

Photo: Miguel Vieira

Distance

2.8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

659 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Rock Climbing, Chillin, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Would always do this hike

Beautiful.

good trail

It you want to get to the top of the rock get ready to do some rock climbing. You will also have to do some scrambling once you get to the base.

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