We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rocking Stone Tower

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Commercial Row at Hidgh St., Truckee, CA
Phone Number: 530-587-2757
Improve this listing
Description:

This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.

This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 0
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nothing special

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..

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2013
eerb19
,
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Add Photo Write a Review

5 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Level Contributor
548 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 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.

Helpful?
Thank Chiefly1
Truckee, California, United States
Level Contributor
54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sue K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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..

Helpful?
1 Thank eerb19
Roaming Endlessly
Level Contributor
64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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 off the list, but I definitely would not make a special trip out of the... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank ColetteAndJim
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
195 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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 boulders and carving up mountains. We've been there several times, most recently with our granddaughter,... More 

Helpful?
7 Thank MonocleTraveler

Travelers who viewed Rocking Stone Tower also viewed

Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Rocking Stone Tower? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rocking Stone Tower staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?