Hike to Summit of Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose Trailhead

Distance

9.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

2198 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Lake
Scenic

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

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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.

Distance

9.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

2198 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Explore a Winter Wonderland!

Hot chocolate. Ice skating. Flurries of fresh powder. Sound like the makings of a perfect winter getaway? Then make plans to cozy up and roast s'mores by a fire or explore the snowy mountain landscape on snowshoes or snowmobiles. Whatever winter wonderland adventure you crave, Reno Tahoe is calling your name. Start planning!

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