Cave Rock
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Located along U.S. 50 (Lincoln Highway), this is sacred ground for the Washoe Indians.
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Krishnan R
Hayward, CA221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Came back to this spot after 2.5 years with the difference being there was no smoke in the views at all. However this time around, I didn't climb Cave Rock, which generally was difficult without support.

This is on the Nevada side, about 15 minutes from Stateline where we stayed.
Written 30 May 2024
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Slivovic
Cleveland, Ohio61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Shortest hike with the greatest reward. Cave rock trail is about a mile and you end up high above the water. Great views, easy hike. Park at the top of the hill off of 50.
Written 4 August 2023
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Louise M
Castle Rock, CO3,718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The hike from the trailhead to the base of Cave Rock is easy, but from there, the only way to the top is steep and involves climbing rocks. But the view from the top is spectacular, and well worth the minimal risk. There is probably not a better place to view the lake anywhere. The crystal clear water is as beautiful as the Aegean Sea in Dubrovnik. Coming down is a little rougher, but as long as you go slowly and check your footing, you'll be fine.
Written 4 June 2023
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL6,674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Cave Rock Trail in Glenbrook is a relatively quick stop on the scenic drive around Lake Tahoe. I stopped here on a July afternoon, and there was only one other car in the small parking lot at the trailhead. The trailhead is reached from Cave Rock Drive on the southside of the tunnel (the only tunnel on Lake Tahoe). The unmarked trailhead is located at the first switchback on the hilly road. Parking is free. The dirt trail starting from the parking lot climbs gradually up to the saddle of Cave Rock (big rocky hill). All along the half mile trail, one has spectacular views of the lake. I did not make the effort to scramble to climb the hill to go to the top of the rock. Still the hike was well worth it. In addition to spectacular views of lake Tahoe, the view of traffic entering and exiting the tunnel was exciting.

In sum, Cave Rock Trail is a short easy hike that provides awesome views of Lake Tahoe.
Written 22 April 2023
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joanie30735
Dalton, GA3,944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This was a must stop and actually our 1st stop while visiting Lake Tahoe! Wow!!! Pictures do not give this place justice!! Simply Breathtakingly Beautiful!! We walked around the area and took some pretty Awesome photos! They say this is the best place to watch the sunset! We never made it back to watch it. A sight not to be missed for sure!
Written 20 April 2023
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,523 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It’s definitely worth a much higher score, but, like many others, we found it poorly signposted and difficult/impossible to park. The surrounding scenery is fantastic.
Written 1 October 2022
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO1,083 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I was excited to visit this attraction, but I was disappointed by the lack of useful information. First, we tried to park where the boat launch is, but there is no access to the rock itself and there is a user fee if you park there. We were told to drive our car across the highway to the "Cave Rock subdivision." We drove in and found NO SIGNS. We had no clue where we were going and ended up giving up. I looked interesting from a distance, but that's about it.
Written 21 August 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,376 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We drove in and stopped to take a couple of photos but parking was impossible so we couldn't stay. It didn't look that special from the parking lot but may have been better if we had been able to park.
Written 18 August 2022
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
There is no better view of Lake Tahoe. It is a short, steep hike to the top, but well worth the climb.

As others have noted, be careful where you park. There is limited parking and if you park in no parking areas the fines are steep.
Written 10 July 2022
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Krishnan R
Hayward, CA221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Csme here with a friend of mine from high school (who moved to Lake Tahoe) after doing some prior research on what all Summer activities to do in Tahoe besides gambling plus my interest in exploring new places and hiking.

One issue was the fact that there was a lot of haze and smoke due to the wildfires, which made it hazy, but the air quality was not too bad, though it started to deteriorate later. The sad part was not being able to see proper views of the Lake or Stateline, Nevada itself.

Climbing up Cave Rock itself was a challenge, unless you are hiking with somebody more experienced, but we made it up to the top and enjoyed the view. Definitely recommended if you like hiking.

The only thing I hope for next time is the ability to hike on a clear day or to come in the Spring and see snow on the mountains.

One downside is parking, which is sort of near the neighborhood and the challenges of finding parking.
Written 17 August 2021
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