Freel Peak

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Freel Peak
Freel Peak from Tahoe Rim Trail.jpg
Freel Peak from the Tahoe Rim Trail
Highest point
Elevation10,886 ft (3,318 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence3,146 ft (959 m) [2]
ListingCalifornia county high points 11th
Coordinates38°51′27″N 119°54′01″W / 38.857537042°N 119.900142906°W / 38.857537042; -119.900142906Coordinates: 38°51′27″N 119°54′01″W / 38.857537042°N 119.900142906°W / 38.857537042; -119.900142906[1]
Freel Peak is located in California
Freel Peak
Freel Peak
Location in California, U.S.
LocationEl Dorado and Alpine counties, California, U.S.
Parent rangeCarson Range
Topo mapUSGS Freel Peak

Freel Peak is a mountain located in the Carson Range, a spur of the Sierra Nevada, near Lake Tahoe in California.

The peak is on the boundary between El Dorado County and Alpine County; and the boundary between the Eldorado National Forest and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.[3] At 10,886 feet (3,318 m), it is the tallest summit in the Carson Range, El Dorado County, and the Tahoe Basin.[2] Due to its elevation, most of the precipitation that falls on the mountain is snow.[4]

In 1893, the U.S. Geological Survey assigned the name Freel Peak to what was then known as Jobs Peak. James Freel was an early settler in the area.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Freel Peak". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-21.
  2. ^ a b "Freel Peak, California". Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  3. ^ Freel Peak quadrangle, California (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. USGS. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  4. ^ "Subsection M261Et - Carson Range". U.S. Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  5. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 121.
  6. ^ "Freel Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-17.