Incline Village: Lake Tahoe Chapter, Incline Flume Hike

Jun 11, 2022 9:00AM—2:30PM


Incline Village - Meet at the Incline Flume trailhead on the NV SR 431 (Mt. Rose highway). Sufficient parking is available on the West side of SR 431 about 1500 feet before the last hairpin turn (Lake Tahoe Scenic Overlook) on the downslope into Incline Village.

Cost None

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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