Snow Valley Peak

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Snow Valley Peak
Snow Valley Peak.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 9,218 ft (2,810 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,254 ft (382 m) [1]
Listing Nevada County High Points 16th[1]
Coordinates 39°09′14″N 119°52′59″W / 39.1537973°N 119.8829618°W / 39.1537973; -119.8829618Coordinates: 39°09′14″N 119°52′59″W / 39.1537973°N 119.8829618°W / 39.1537973; -119.8829618[2]
Snow Valley Peak is located in Nevada
Snow Valley Peak
Snow Valley Peak
Location Carson City, Nevada, U.S.
Parent range Carson Range
Topo map USGS Marlette Lake
Easiest route Tahoe Rim Trail

Snow Valley Peak is a mountain located in the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada.[1] The mountain lies within the city limits of Carson City, NV. At 9,214 feet in elevation it is also the city's highest point.[1] From the peak Mound House, Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Carson Valley are all clearly visible. The peak is accessible along the Tahoe Rim Trail from the Spooner Lake Trailhead. The mountain is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest although Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park lies immediately to the west.[3]

The sources of three creeks begin on Snow Valley Peak: North Canyon Creek on the western flank, Clear Creek on the southern, and Ash Canyon Creek on the eastern.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Snow Valley Peak". Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Snow Valley Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Marlette-Hobart Backcountry Map" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Parks. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed September 4, 2016