Snowshoe Mt. Rose

11 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by The Outbound Collective

11-mile round-trip climb to Tahoe Basin's 3rd largest peak. Take in amazing views around the lake. Do the base of Mt Rose for a great workout and views, push yourself to peak if you're looking for a little extra. Duration: Half to Full-day.

Ascending to the summit is best for more experienced snowshoers. The first half of the trek has a relatively mild grade and a descent leading into Galena Creek basin. The second half of the trek is where you really earn the views. The incline gets pretty steep and depending on recent storms, can have less than ideal snow conditions, not to mention challenging wind conditions as you approach 10,000 feet. If that sounds too daunting for you, stretching your legs on the first half and then heading back might be the best bet. Don't worry, you've still earned a couple beers for your efforts!

If at any point you get lost, head due east and you'll make your way back to the highway. Your car should be to the south.

Once you've made it back to the car and feel your stomach growling, head to Mellow Fellow Pub for over 40 beers on tap and some pub food.

Read More

Tags

Snowshoeing
Scenic

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

over 6 years ago

Make sure to bring some bird seeds... The canaries will eat right from your hand! (Trail mix works too!!)

Stay Nearby

Reno, Nevada

Mount Rose (Nv)

Overview Mount Rose Campground is conveniently located between Reno and Lake Tahoe just off scenic Mount Rose Highway. Visitors love the campground for its proximity to excellent hiking trails and ...

Truckee, California

Alpine Meadows Campground

Overview Located close to Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno, Martis has a beautiful, peaceful campground off the beaten path. Martis Creek area features hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and catch a...

Truckee, California

Boca Spring

Overview Boca Spring Campground is located approximately one-mile east of Boca Reservoir, 20 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, fishing and abundan...

Truckee, California

Boca Rest Campground

Overview Boca Rest Campground is located along the shores of Boca Reservoir, 20 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, fishing and abundant hiking oppo...

Nearby Adventures

  • Galena Falls Hike

    This hike gives you Falls, Vistas and Wildflowers and is just an incredibly beautiful day hike that begins 8,990’ at the Mt. Rose Trailhead and Parking Plaza off of Mt. Rose Hwy. Begin your journey by reading the fantastic interpretive signs near ...

  • Hike to Summit of Mt. Rose

    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 ...

    9.7 miles 2198 ft gain

  • Ski or Snowboard Mt. Rose

    The Resort is located about 30 miles (50 km) south of Reno in the Carson Range. Mt. Rose is Tahoe's highest base elevation at about 8,260 ft (2,520 m) and the summit is 9,700 ft (3,000 m). The resort area is 1,200 acres (4.9 km2), and is located i...

  • Sledding Fun for the Whole Family

    You can't miss this spot in the open snowfields of Tahoe Meadows. This area is not privately owned or maintained, which is perfect. It is a short drive up the Mt. Rose Highway from Reno and Sparks and there is plenty of free parking (except on sup...