Ellis Peak

Magnificent mountain trail west of Lake Tahoe.

Total Miles


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4 Hours
Technical Rating
4 / 10
Best Time
Summer/ Fall

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Trail Overview
Ellis Peak
You'll pass some phenomenal mountain lakes and reach the top of Ellis Peak where you'll get unprecedented views of Lake Tahoe. This trail is open to green-sticker vehicles. Stage at the large area located at the trailhead.
Getting There
Head south from Tahoe City on Hwy. 89. Turn right after 4.3 miles on Barker Pass Road. After 2.2 miles, continue straight on dirt road where pavement turns left. Staging area is hidden in trees on right in 0.45 miles.
Contact for Current Conditions
Tahoe N.F.
Truckee R.D.
(530) 587-3558