Jobs Peak

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Jobs Peak is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gardnerville, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles
2011 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

rock climbing



wild flowers


8 months ago

You can drive all the way to the trail head, and park much closer than this map indicates. This hike is NOT easy, I am not sure who rated it, but i t needs to be changed. The first 60% of this hike is very steep, it calms down for the next 30% and is pretty steep again for the last 10%.

The scenery is beautiful on the back side of Job's peak as you climb up. Once you reach the top the views are phenomenal!

8 months ago

I would not rate this hike as easy. It starts climbing steeply from the beginning. One good thing is that you can drive further than the map(s) indicate thereby cutting a mile off of the hike. The trail is easy to follow but steep until the ridge between Jobs and Jobs Sister. From there the going is easier
Until the final push for the summit. There are several trails that traverse to the summit depending on the amount of snow. Don’t worry they all lead to the same point. The views are great of Carson Valley,Hope Valley, and Lake Tahoe basin.

10 months ago

All around, a beautiful hike. We did this on my birthday last November and it was the perfect peak bagging trip for turning a year older! There is a geo cache at the top, so sign the ledger and leave something for others. A very fun experience for my whole family.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I'm not in the best shape I been in. Done this trail twice,going up is is slow for this fat kid but I made it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

We hiked Job's Peak as the third peak in the Tahoe Triple Crown which includes Freel Peak, Job's Peak and Job's sister. It was a crazy windy day with gusts over 50mph at Job's sister. The descent down the back side of Job's Sister was crazy sandy and very deep. We slid most of the way down. 12 miles in total. A GREAT way to spend the day, but would avoid a super windy day. For the most part, the trails were easy to follow. We have a full write up of all of the peaks at

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Took my girlfriend for her 1st time my 3rd. Love doing this hike. We started from the back side off the forest service rd off hwy 89. 2.5 miles straight up. with the most fantastic beautiful views of the carson valley and lake tahoe.

Monday, July 25, 2016

I found this trail to be difficult going up, but the view was definitely worth it. The whole hike took us maybe 3 hours, if I am remembering correctly and was close enough for a lovely afternoon in the Potholes.

Friday, October 23, 2015

I've done this one twice in 4 years. From the base it is all uphill to the top2253 feet up.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beautiful hike but not for the out of shape. 2 good hours of constant uphill hiking but worth it when you get to the top! Trail is very easy to follow. Coming down much quicker. Trailhead is not marked and navigating the forest service road that takes you in can be tricky.

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Monday, September 05, 2016