Ellis Peak Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews
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Ellis Peak Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Homewood, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1719 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snow

Directions from Truckee: Travel Hwy. #80 south and drive to Tahoe City. Continue south on #89 from Tahoe City for another 4.2 miles to Caspian Picnic Area. Turn west on Blackwood Canyon Road. The road follows Blackwood creek for 2.3 miles, crosses the creek and then climbs 4.8 miles to Barker Pass. Ellis Peak Trailhead is located on the south side of the road where the pavement ends on the summit.

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Quick hike with Great views. Be ready for elevation.

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Great hike, great views of Lake Tahoe! Still can't even reach the TH due to all of the snow on the road! Probably have to wait until August!

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This trail starts out a little tough but it is worth it! It was an amazing view, I would hike it again!!

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