Hike the Castle Rock Trail

2.8 Miles Round Trip - 659 ft gain - Loop 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


Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking


2.8 Miles
659 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Would always do this hike


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.