Mount Rose


Day Hike - Mount Rose

Short but steep hike to Mt. Rose near Lake Cushman. A great workout and good territorial views of weather allows.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

0730 at the Rose trailhead

Rose may be short but it's certainly not easy. The first mile or so of trail is reasonable, then the trail goes straight up the mountainside to a small flat area, where the loop begins...and the uphill continues. There is usually some snow starting at this point.  The goal is to do the lollipop loop clockwise if possible.

My goals for this trip are:

1. Be safe.

2. Have fun.

3. Complete the lollipop loop.

My expectations for participants are:

1. Have the physical conditioning necessary for this trip. It's 1,000' per mile and there are some short steep sections that may have to be navigated in some snow.

2. Practice the Leave No Trace principles.

3. Be respectful of other participants. 


Mount Rose

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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