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Rim to Reno Trail

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The Rim to Reno Trail from the Mount Rose Summit Trail to Upper Thomas Creek Trail.


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21.2

Miles

34.1

KM

Point to Point

9,759' 2,975 m

High

6,004' 1,830 m

Low

1,656' 505 m

Up

4,582' 1,397 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Need to Know

Parking is free at the Mt. Rose Summit Trail. Restrooms are currently closed, however. Once you take the first fork away from the summit trail, it gets much less trafficked and more remote, so pack accordingly.

Description

Park at the Mt. Rose Summit Trail. Take the Mt. Rose Summit Trail for 3.7 miles until you reach a fork. The direct summit trail veers east while the Rim to Reno Trail continues north. There are two more forks for the north loop of the RTR trail, or keep right (east) on both of these to descend to the Thomas Creek trail system. This can be connected to the Whites Creek Trail and Jones Whites Creek Loop as well.

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Ryan Eggers

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in Lake Tahoe

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#3

in Lake Tahoe

#86

in Nevada

#10,092

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Photos

Upper Thomas Creek May 2018
Jun 25, 2018 near Reno, NV
Fall colors follow Thomas Creek.
Nov 2, 2015 near Mogul, NV
Captivating views of Mt. Rose grace all visitors on the Rim to Reno Trail.
Aug 15, 2016 near Incline…, NV
Trekking pole pock marks guide your path on a winter ascent of Mt. Rose.
Aug 15, 2016 near Incline…, NV
Wildflowers along the trail.
Aug 20, 2017 near Incline…, NV

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I'm 76 years old & I overnighted on 6 July 2020 & finished on 7 July @ 1610 22mi — 36h 00m