Freel Peak

Meyers, California

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Traversing the path of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from Armstrong Pass to the saddle below Freel Peak is the “moderate” portion of this hike. The ?nal mile to the summit is strenuous—if only moderately so—but the vista is breathtaking. Freel Peak, 10,881 feet above sea level and the highest peak in the Lake Tahoe region, is named for James Freel, who squatted on land at the base of the peak formerly known as Bald Mountain. Freel Peak serves as the easternmost summit of the Sierra. If peak-bagging is your thing, Jobs Sister and Jobs Peak are within easy reach of Freel Peak’s summit and make excellent additions to this hike for hikers with long legs and extra energy.
Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada

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Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada

by Jordan Summers (Menasha Ridge Press)

Traversing the path of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) from Armstrong Pass to the saddle below Freel Peak is the “moderate” portion of this hike. The ?nal mile to the summit is strenuous—if only moderately so—but the vista is breathtaking. Freel Peak, 10,881 feet above sea level and the highest peak in the Lake Tahoe region, is named for James Freel, who squatted on land at the base of the peak formerly known as Bald Mountain.

Freel Peak serves as the easternmost summit of the Sierra. If peak-bagging is your thing, Jobs Sister and Jobs Peak are within easy reach of Freel Peak’s summit and make excellent additions to this hike for hikers with long legs and extra energy.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Meyers
Distance: 10.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6–7 hours
Season: Depends on snow
Trailhead Elevation: 8,261 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, 775-882-2766, www.fs.usda.gov/htnf; US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 530-543-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
Local Maps: Lake Tahoe Basin (Trails Illustrated 803)
Topo Map: Freel Peak Topographic Map
Guide Book: Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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