We will enter the forest at the Incline Flume trailhead (elevation 7750) and follow the 7700-elevation contour for about 3.5 miles. At this point, we cross the Diamond Peak Ski Resort runs for a short while where the scenery opens up to lake views. We then enter the forest again on a gentle downslope until about mile 5.5, then a gradual descent begins.
Note: At about mile 6.0 we have an option of a 0.5-mile side trip up to see the historic Bull Wheel used during the logging operations circa 1880 – 1894.
At mile 6.8 we intersect Tunnel Creek Road and begin 2.6 miles of descent to the ending trailhead at Tunnel Creek Café. Tunnel Creek Road presents several beautiful views of Lake