Castle Rock Trail

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Nevada

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Castle Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Douglas County, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 7,746 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 191 feet. The trail ends near Castle Rock.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Castle Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Douglas County, Nevada. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 7,746 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 191 feet. The trail ends near Castle Rock. This trail connects with the following: Tahoe Rim Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Distance: 0.9
Elevation Gain: 191 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,746 feet
Top Elevation: 7,746 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Castle Rock Trail
Parks: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Elevation Min/Max: 7555/7746 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7746/7746 ft

Castle Rock Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Wonderful views of Lake Tahoe from the top of Castle Rock requiring a short hike and a little bit of rock climbing will reward hikers grandly for a minimal investment of time and energy.

Although technical climbing skills are necessary to scale the fourth-class rock and reach the actual summit, a slightly lower pinnacle nearby offers similar views with just a bit of easy scrambling required. If not for the climbing and the exposed aerie of the summit, the trip would be well suited for families with young children."

Recent Trail Reviews

7/5/2015
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little under 4 miles from Andria Dr parking, little bursts of elevations, plenty of switchbacks. last bit required some good rock climbing skills, but the view was worth it. felt really proud of ourselves until we noticed a group of hikers at the top with their dog who had easily made the climb...


7/10/2012
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A few nice views along the way from the TRT section. OK views of the lake from the Castle at trail level. You need to climb for the best views. Beginning section - the old road - is closed. You start at the other end of the parking lot on the TRT. A nice outing with light snow.


8/20/2011
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7/1/2008
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Its a nice trail run and you can boulder on the castle.


5/26/2007
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The trail gives you the illusion that you are going downhill the whole time (okay, there is one small steep section). Follow the trail around the Castle to get the spectacular view. You will not be sorry you took the time.



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