Mt. Rose Climb

  • 05/18/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mt. Rose Trailhead
  • 6


Mt. Rose, NV: All levels welcome on this hike to the summit of Mt. Rose overlooking Lake Tahoe. This peak is in NE corner of Tahoe and has great views of Reno and the Tahoe backcountry. Some previous hiking experience recommended. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 10. Hope to have you out with us!


  • Route: New Mt. Rose Trail (Mt. Rose)

  • Total Distance RT: 10.75 miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: ~2,000ft
  • Where to meet: May 18th, 8:00 am. We will meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead parking lot (at the summit of the Mt. Rose Highway). From Sacramento - Take HWY 80 to Truckee and take the HWY 267 south exit. At Kings Beach, turn left onto HWY 28 (East towards Reno). At the roundabout, follow signs for Reno onto HWY 431 until you reach the summit pass. You will see the Mt. Rose Trail Head on the left (large parking area with a restroom building). From Reno: Take the Mt. Rose Highway (431) to the summit pass. Trailhead will be on the right.
  • Event Leader: Sean Martin | (530) 306-7449
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4/10

  • Skills requirements: In order to be best prepared to climb safely and effectively, participants should be able to hike for multiple hours, bring winter layers to regulate body temperature, and bring adequate food and water for 6 to 7 hours of hiking.

  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.


We will meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead at 8:00 am. From there we will do quick introductions and then hit the trail. It’s a gradual ascent then decent into a meadow with the Mt. Rose waterfall at ~2.2 miles in. From the meadow the trail becomes steeper as we work our way to the ridge line with switchbacks finishing off our approach to the summit. We will take periodic breaks to shed layers, hydrate, and have snacks before reaching the summit. Depending on the weather, we will have our pack lunch at the summit and then return to the trailhead. From there, depending on the groups timeline we can head into Reno or Incline for a group celebratory lunch/early dinner and head out from there.


Members receive a continuous discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.


  • Wicking, breathable base layer, top and bottom

  • Insulating, weather-resistant mid layer, top and bottom

  • Wind and waterproof shell layer, top and bottom

  • Socks

  • Gloves

  • Gaiters

  • Sunglasses

  • Warm hat and/or balaclava

  • Sun hat or covering


  • Backpack*

  • Trekking poles*

  • Waterproof hiking boots (be sure these are already broken in)

  • High energy food, snacks and drinks

  • Freeze-proof water bottles or container system

  • Strong headlamp with fresh batteries

  • Map and compass

  • Sunscreen

  • Small personal first aid kit

  • Optional items for consideration: altimeter, camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

*If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve (full members only).


  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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