Freel Peak Use Trail

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

Elevation Gain2,075ft
Trailhead Elevation9,723ft
Elevation Min/Max7681/9723ft
Elevation Start/End9723/9723ft

Freel Peak Use Trail

Freel Peak Use Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 9,723 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,075 feet. This trail connects with the following: Tahoe Rim Trail and Freel Peak.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Five-Star Trails: Lake Tahoe: 40 Unforgettable Hikes in the Central Sierra Nevada (Menasha Ridge Press)
Jordan Summers
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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." Read more

Freel Peak Use Trail Reviews

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A couple of notes on the guide, you cannot drive on road 051F any more they seem to have blocked it with some boulders. You just have to start the hike a bit earlier its not a long or very steep extra half mile. Also they seem to have removed the whatever large antenna thing was at the top just a nice rock plateau now.

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Trail Information

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Nearby City
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, 775-882-2766,; US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 530-543-2600,
Local Contacts
Lake Tahoe Basin (Trails Illustrated 803)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018