Mt. Rose Loop Trail

Mt. Rose Loop Trail

This 5-6 mile round trip loop is for hikers and equestrians only. Part of the loop is in wilderness land and thus mountain bikes are not allowed.

This loop can be accessed from the Mt. Rose trailhead, which is on the north side of Highway 431 (the Mt. Rose highway) at the summit.

Completed in 2004, this loop is perfect for day hiking. Beginning at the new Mt. Rose trailhead, you will climb gently up a sandy slope with picturesque views for about a mile.

The landscape will become greener till you pass a splendid waterfall. Soon after the falls, the trail splits: be sure to follow signs for the Tahoe Rim Trail which bears to the left and eventually joins an old forest service road.

Follow this dirt road down the hill past lovely views of the lake. As you approach Highway 431, there is a connector trail that will bring you back to your car.

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