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Mt. Rose Summit Loop

Reno, Nevada

based on 2 reviews



10.74 miles

Elevation Gain

2392 ft

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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.

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Mt. Rose Summit Loop Reviews

Went on a full moon hike with a group. Started before dusk and took headlamps for the way down. Pretty waterfall on the way up along with amazing views of a few different lakes. Windy and rocky at the top but worth it. Long somewhat challenging hike.

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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