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Rock Lake - Lasso Loop Hike, NV

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,225 feet
Elevation Gain 1,434 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,725 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 16.63
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, May, Oct → 8 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  7:10am - 4:36pm
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Rock Lake - Lasso Loop Hike is a 8 mile round trip lasso loop hike with 1,725 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 10 miles north-northwest of Carson City Nevada. The trailhead is car accessible. September and June are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

This hike begins at Ophir Creek TH & climbs to Ophir Creek, at which point the lasso loop begins. The trail is under a canopy of Juniper & Lodgepole pines most of the way. Be sure to take your camera.

Ophir Creek & turn around - You can start this hike at the trail head, hike up to Ophir Creek & then rest, eat & retrace your track if you wish.


CLOCKWISE - Lasso Loop; AFTER crossing Ophir Creek, stay on this track which will take you up to a beautiful overlook of Washoe Lake when looking in one direction & Slide Mountain when looking in the other direction. Eventually you will reach Rock Lake & this track will parallel the south side & take you to the SOUTHEAST corner of Rock Lake, which will provide you with the BEST, MOST SCENIC view of Rock Lake & the sun will be at your back in the morning.

You will have to do some boulder hopping to reach the SCENIC OVERLOOK in the SE corner & again when departing & continuing your CLOCKWISE Lasso Loop hike.

Continue hiking from the SE corner SCENIC OVERLOOK to either the NW corner of Rock Lake or continue back down to Ophir Creek & back to the TH.

COUNTER CLOCKWISE - Lasso Loop; IF you just want to reach Rock Lake, this is the shortest way to go & the easiest. Once you Reach Rock Lake, you can simply turn around & retrace your track back to the TH. Or you can continue on with the Lasso Loop moving in a CLOCKWISE direction, return to Ophir Creek, thence back down to the TH.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    Begin at the Ophir Creek Trailhead which is in the Davis Creek Recreational Area. Take 395 to exit 50. There will be signs pointing to Davis Creek Recreational Area.
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