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Ellis Peak Trail & Ellis Lake

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Tahoe Hikes and Trails

Looking for a good workout and great views of Lake Tahoe? This is the trial for you! This is a 6.9 mile out & back trail that has a steep rocky terrain with access to the Tahoe Rim Trail.


Directions– From Tahoe City, take Hwy 89 west, traveling south.  Turn at the sign Kaspian Recreation Area/ Barker Pass Road. This road is paved all the way to Barker Pass and will take about 20 minutes.  It is a single lane so drive slow. You will likely see road bikers riding to the top as well. The trailhead is signed and located on the left just as the road turns to gravel, the Ellis Peak trailhead is before the Tahoe Rim Trailhead.