Ralston Peak

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Ralston Peak
Ralston Peak.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 9,239 ft (2,816 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 1,075 ft (328 m) [2]
Listing Tahoe OGUL Peak List[1]
Coordinates 38°50′00″N 120°06′06″W / 38.8332409°N 120.1015747°W / 38.8332409; -120.1015747Coordinates: 38°50′00″N 120°06′06″W / 38.8332409°N 120.1015747°W / 38.8332409; -120.1015747[3]
Location El Dorado County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Echo Lake
Easiest route Hike, class 1[1]

Ralston Peak is a mountain in the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the west of Lake Tahoe within the Desolation Wilderness in El Dorado County, California. Ralston Peak is a very popular mountain to summit for the views of the wilderness area as it lies very near U.S. Route 50. The easiest trailhead to the summit can be found in Camp Sacramento a few miles west of Echo Summit.

View of Lake Aloha from Ralston Peak


  1. ^ a b "Tahoe OGUL Peak List". Western State Climbers. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Ralston Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Ralston Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 

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