Tahoe Trails

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This trail is the favorite of the author of the website.  It probably has the best display and variety of wildflowers in Tahoe.  Access/egress is easy, it has great views, and can be done in full length or ar in segments.

Type: Out-and-back, or shuttle

Trailhead: Park on the northside of Mt. Rose Highway (NV-431) at Tahoe Meadows at the junction of Incline Lake Rd Hy (now a Forest Service Rd)

Distance: 2.0 mi

Start Elevation (Top): 8530''

Change in Elevation: ​1300' (mostly down hill)

Bikes: Yes, but part of the trail is rocky and part sandy, but not too much of a problem for an experienced rider.

Directions: (see numbers on map)

​(1) From the trailhead, go down Incline Lake Road, and when you get to big curve, turn right on second single track tril

(2) After crossing over Third Creek, take left fork (Right goes up Incline Peak.

(3) At the beaver dams, cross over Third Creek again, turn left  

(4) Halfway up the steep knob, follow Tamba Trail to right.  If you go over the knob, you will end up at Old Mt. Rose Highway, and you can double back to the right to get on trail.

(5) The trail will connect to the upper section of the North Incline Flume -- turn left and follow out to Old Mt. Rose Hy.

(6) At Old Mt Rose Hy, turn right and go until you see the next segment of the Flume Trail angling to the right.  This will take you to the lower trailhead/parking lot.

Flowers: A wide variety of fLowers are spread throughout,   Look for: Wallfower, Lupine, Penstemon, Phlox, Pussy PawsPaintbrush, Wooley Mules Ears,Phlox and more.

Trees: Jeffrey Pine, White Fir, Aspen, Lodgepole Pine, Western White Pine

Irossing Third Creek


Field of Lupines

Third Creek Trail

to North Incline Flume

If you have any comments or suggestions, including any new trails to include, please contact us at ​randyj2222@yahoo.com

"Best wildflower display on the Tahoe trails"