Freel Peak

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Freel Peak
Freel Peak from Tahoe Rim Trail.jpg
Freel Peak from the Tahoe Rim Trail
Highest point
Elevation 10,886 ft (3,318 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 3,146 ft (959 m) [2]
Listing California county high points 11th
Coordinates 38°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
El Dorado and Alpine counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Carson Range
Topo map USGS Freel Peak

Freel Peak (Washo: dewgulum dakʔak[3]) 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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6][7]


  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. ^ "The Washo Project Online Dictionary". Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  4. ^ Freel Peak quadrangle, California (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. USGS. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Subsection M261Et - Carson Range". U.S. Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  6. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 121. 
  7. ^ "Freel Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-17.