Section 2 of the Tahoe Rim Trail, Mt. Rose Summit Trailhead to Brockway Summit Trailhead, with M. and B., 19.7 miles. One-way hike with car shuttle from Mt. Rose Summit Trailhead to Brockway Summit Trailhead. The car shuttle is 15.3 miles. This section of the TRT largely follows ridgelines between Relay Peak and Martis Peak, with great views of Tahoe and the backcountry of the Mt. Rose Wilderness Area. The trail is well marked, except for an ambiguous sign at (39.29006,120.02702)–at this point follow the main dirt road past two turnoffs (not one) for 1/2 mile (not 1/4 mile) to where the single-track TRT resumes. Two sections down, six to go!
Photo Album

Track 1 (Mt. Rose Summit to Relay Peak)

Track 2 (Relay Peak to state line)

Track 3 (state line to Brockway Summit)


19.7 mi (7.39 mi uphill, 10.39 mi downhill, 2.10 mi flat)
~2600 ft total ascent (~4600 ft descent) – 10.2 % uphill grade, 12.7 % downhill grade
8:07:37 total time (7:12:27 moving, 0:55:10 stopped)
0:21:38 pace (2.8 mph average speed, 6.9 mph max speed)
18.142 difficulty, 35.558 effort