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11 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~2000 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Topo Map

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Mount Rose Trail


  • Mount Rose Trail near Lake Tahoe.

Activities & Features


Mount Rose trails is a great hike just outside of Reno Nevada. Mount Rose is the 3rd highest peak in the Tahoe Area. The hike is a steady climb that is saturated with wildflowers and rewards with amazing views from the summit. Make sure to pack a windbreaker, as it can get extremely windy. Also, keep in an eye on the weather because thunderstorms roll in in quickly. this trail is kid friendly but may be a bit much for young kids. Mountain bikers are permitted on this trail. Otherwise enjoy yourself and happy hiking! There is camping available in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.


The Mount Rose Weather Observatory is one of the oldest high altitude weather observatories in the country. It was established on June 29, 1905,

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Contact: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest 1200 Franklin Way Sparks, NV 89431

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