Jobs Sister is our 2021 BONUS PEAK. She’s certainly a challenge to visit… combine with Freel and Jobs for an epic triple.
Introducing the 2021 Truckee Tahoe Peak List! 20 + 1 bonus (Jobs Sister) for 2021! Photos coming as we get to each summit.
Close to Truckee and low in elevation, Boca Hill is your early-season warm up!
Go exploring off the beaten path and find the fire lookout at Babbit Peak. Dirt roads make this summit accessible to a variety of modalities.
Epic views of Desolation Wilderness and the Crystal Range await you from Ralston Peak. It’ll be worth the field trip from North Tahoe.
The Bayview Trail to Maggies is steep and popular, but the views are oh-so-worth-it!
Tucked north of Peak 9499 and Mt. Baldy, we’re looking forward to visiting the “real” Rifle Peak in 2021.
We’ve been calling this one “Fake Rifle,” as it is often mistaken for Rifle Peak. We’ve hiked and ran past it many times on the Tahoe Rim Trail – looking forward to summiting in 2021!
Ward Peak can be a short jaunt in the ski area or the end of a storied adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Accessible by foot or bicycle in Royal Gorge – many quiet & scenic trails to explore in this area preserved by our wonderful Truckee Donner Land Trust.
Enjoy sweeping views of Royal Gorge and Granite Chief Wilderness when you get to Point Mariah, a precious gem preserved by the Truckee Donner Land Trust.
A less-hyped but still great stop nearby Mt. Rose. Combine with Mt. Rose, Relay Peak, or others along the Tahoe Rim Trail, such as Mt. Baldy or Peak 9499.
Mt. Rose is a popular summit, so get an early start. Combine with Houghton (try a cross-country adventure?) for a solid double.
The 5-mile Judah Loop is a popular classic, so seek off-hours for the best experience. For those looking for a long adventure, Mt. Judah could be a stop on the way to Tinker Knob via the Pacific Crest Trail.
Andesite is one of the more accessible peaks. High-clearance 4WD vehicles can drive up Castle Pass Rd once the gate opens to shorten the distance.
Epic Tahoe Views. It doesn’t get old.
A big climb yields big Tahoe views!
A mellow hike for early or late season.
Northstar’s Mt. Pluto, an extinct volcano, produced the lava and mudflow that damned Lake Tahoe about two million years ago according to Wikipedia.
There is no easy route to Tinker Knob, or “Tinkers” to most of us, but the reward of perching atop one of the most recognizable peaks in North Tahoe is worth the effort!
Snow Valley Peak sits just above the Tahoe Rim Trail and offers stunning views of Marlette Lake floating above Lake Tahoe.
Basin Peak is just north of Castle Peak along a gorgeous ridge trail. Continue around our favorite 13-mile “Warren Lake Loop” for luscious wildflowers late into the season.