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Snowshoe Hike to Monkey Rock

In: Trail Notes
Monkey Rock in Winter

We have received over 2 feet of snow in Lake Tahoe area.  One of my favorite things, I love to do every winter in Lake Tahoe is to take a hike to Monkey Rock.  Monkey Rock Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is packed with people during summer seasons, but my favorite time to explore the trail is during a winter. When it snows in Lake Tahoe, the place truly gets transformed into a wonderland. When hiking the trail, it is best to bring snowshoes, or wear spike Winter Traction Pull-ons. For a short trail as this one, I usually wear my winter traction pull-ons. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

To Get There:
To get to Monkey Rock, go to the east end of Incline Village and park by the Tunnel Creek Café. Follow the paved road south through the Forest Service gate and follow the trail for about a mile. Make a left at the Tunnel Creek Rd (39.22486, -119.92795) and climb to the top for about 15 minutes. Once you reach the top, you will see a trail and a Monkey Rock.

Monkey Rock Photo Gallery:

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