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Rocking Stone Tower

Commercial Row at Hidgh St., Truckee, CA
+1 530-587-2757
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unique with great view

a geological abnormality. Perched above historical downtown Truckee with a birds eye view of the... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
An odd thing

Sort of an oddity. I didn't intend to go there, but saw the tower and decided to check it out... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Santa Cruz, California
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This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.
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19 Jan 2017
“unique with great view”
1 Jun 2016
“An odd thing”
Commercial Row at Hidgh St., Truckee, CA
+1 530-587-2757
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

a geological abnormality. Perched above historical downtown Truckee with a birds eye view of the down and to the mountains eastward. Walk or drive to the tower, climb the steep steel stairs and be impressed. A great attraction for many reasons

Thank rolfTruckee
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Sort of an oddity. I didn't intend to go there, but saw the tower and decided to check it out. The huge granite boulder no longer rocks and has asphalt all around the base. There is a smaller rock on top and a tower over...More

1  Thank liquid_elements
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a huge granite boulder perched on top of an enormous granite rock. The boulder is about 6ft in diameter. At one time, you could push it with 1 finger and it would rock back and forth. It has been cemented in place, probably...More

2  Thank calsun99
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

It's unique and left over from a prehistoric glacier. Doesn't rock anymore though. You can see this from the highway and if your ready for a break go for it.

1  Thank Chiefly1
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a monument located on the grounds of the old VEts' Hall on a hill overlooking Old Truckee. There's not much to see, wouldn't be worth the trip in my opinion.

2  Thank Sue K
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The pigeons really like it in here. So watch your head when you go to see it. It didn't really make the trip. we could have passed on seeing it..

2  Thank eerb19
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We will definitely admit that this is a unique chunk of history, but it's really not terribly exciting. The stone stopped rocking some time ago, and now the entire base is surrounded by asphalt. If you have some time to kill, stop and check it...More

5  Thank ColetteAndJim
Reviewed 9 August 2011

You can spot the tower and rocking stone from Highway 80. Yes, there's a gigantic granite boulder sitting atop of another giant bounder enclosed by a huge gazebo. It's really a unique sight and a leftover from a prehistoric glacier moving through the sierras moving...More

8  Thank MonocleTraveler
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