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This Breathtaking Hike In Nevada Belongs At The Top Of Your Bucket List

Mount Rose is Washoe County’s highest mountain within the Carson Range, ranking 37th among the most prominent mountains in the state. The hike begins at 8,700 feet above sea level, with Mount Rose’s summit at 10,778 feet. This extinct volcano is located in the Mount Rose Wilderness in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest between Reno and Lake Tahoe. The stunning 10.6-mile hike to Mount Rose’s summit takes hikers past beautiful waterfalls and through alpine forests en route to the top and is highly touted as a fun family outing suitable for children and well-behaved pets.

Getting to Mount Rose isn’t too difficult. From Reno, take 395 South to the Mount Rose Highway (431). The trailhead is about 20 minutes further. From Carson City, take 395 North to 431.

Granted, there are several beautiful hikes in Nevada, yet Mount Rose remains consistently atop the lists of hiking enthusiasts. Its adjoining campground near the Mount Rose Summit parking area has picnic tables and restrooms for day picnics or longer stays. What is your favorite Nevada hiking spot? Please comment below.

Natalie Faulk
Natalie Faulk is a southern California-born, Colorado-raised, Las Vegas-based freelance writer, blogger, and the author of several books. In what little spare time she has, Natalie enjoys cooking, movies, comedy, and dancing.