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Mount Rose Summit Trail

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The Mount Rose Summit Trail is a strenuous 11 mile round trip that climbs nearly 2000 vertical feet to one of the highest peaks near Lake Tahoe and offers spectacular panoramic views of the lake and Reno. The first 3 miles of trail meander through a forest full of Lodgepole Pine, Mule Ears and Sagebrush. A meadow at the halfway point bears Lupine, Paintbrush and Larkspur. The last two miles follow slippery switchbacks to the ridge line. Don’t forget to sign the log book when you make it to the top! To get there take Hwy 431 (Mt. Rose Hwy) north from Incline Village. Park at the lot at the summit of Hwy 431 (left side when coming up from Incline Village). Trailhead will be behind the bathrooms when walking back towards the lake from the parking lot.

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