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Monkey Rock

Lake Tahoe

Mount Rose

Short family friendly hike, with a surprise

Hiking Easy

4.1 km
159 m
160 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Monkey Rock Map

Short hike up Tunnel Creek Trail, just enough to see Monkey Rock and beautiful Lake Tahoe views, by taking a detour off Tunnel Creek trail.


The Tahoe East Shore Trail, providing a paved path from Incline Village to San Harbor Beach, just opened for Summer 2019. This also created a line of parking spots along the road next to Tunnel Creek Cafe & Flume Trail bikes. Park in one of these convenient new spots for this hike.

This is a family friendly hike, and you will see kids on it. The total elevation climb is about 500', with the first mile being quite mellow. The final 300' elevation is the steepest part of the hike. Yes, there are two path you can go by ;) At the fork, either take left for steeper or stay right for the switchback for an easier climb.

Once you reach Monkey Rock, relax and take in the views.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly

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