Freel Peak - Hiking
Freel Peak is the tallest summit in the Lake Tahoe basin. This day hike offers incredible panoramic views of Lake Tahoe for expert hikers.
This 15.0 mile roundtrip hike is 7.5 miles to the summit from the Fountain Place Trailhead.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This hike has a long approach and over 3,000 feet of elevation gain through sun-exposed terrain and few water sources.
Time To Complete
This is based on 15.0 miles round trip with 3,200 feet of elevation gain assuming a pace of 2 miles per hour and adding 30 minutes for every 1,000 feet of gain.
Summer and Fall
The high elevation of this hike means that you typically must wait a bit longer for the summit to be accessible.
This is an incredibly long hike with very few water sources. Canine friends are not recommended.