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


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Map Key

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°)

Dogs Off-leash

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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#3

in Lake Tahoe

#8208

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in Lake Tahoe

#60

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#8,208

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Westbound in the early morning.
Jun 28, 2021 near Mogul, NV
Enjoy these on the way up, the way down is fast :)
Jun 28, 2021 near Mogul, NV
30 Jan 2015; Thomas Creek/Dry Pond Trail/Signpost.  Elevation: 6,505'; (N39° 23.593' W119° 51.801')
Nov 8, 2022 near Mogul, NV
Upper Thomas Creek May 2018
Jun 25, 2018 near Reno, NV
Fall colors follow Thomas Creek.
Nov 2, 2015 near Mogul, NV
Trekking pole pock marks guide your path on a winter ascent of Mt. Rose.
Aug 15, 2016 near Incline…, NV

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Dec 8, 2020
Cassandra Leonard
Snowy ATM but no need for snowshoes until you get closer to the top of the trail. There are quite a few icy portions of the trail to be aware of. 9.2mi — 2h 45m
Jul 6, 2020
AZ Claimjumper
I'm 76 years old & I overnighted on 6 July 2020 & finished on 7 July @ 1610 22mi — 36h 00m
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