Hike to Summit of Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Mt. Rose, located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, near Incline Village offers stunning views of the greater Tahoe area.

This challenging hike offers great views of the greater Tahoe area. The first part of the hike to the waterfall is relatively easy, but once you pass that, you'll be doing a decent climb to the summit. During the summer months, you'll want to get an early start as there can be a decent crowd heading up to the waterfall. Be sure to pack a jacket as it gets windy at the summit.

Plan for this hike to take 5-7 hours.

Photo: Jonathan Fox


9.7 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2198 ft Gain




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A classic bucket list hike for anyone living in the Reno Tahoe area. Stunning views from the summit of Lake Tahoe and Truckee Meadows.

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