Back to index Freel, Job's and Job's Sister Peaks Hike
Trip Date:  09/30/2012

Distance
: 12.0 Miles

Vertical Gain: 2700'

Group Size: 3

Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate    Hard    Strenuous
Freel Jobs and Jobs Sister Route
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Freel Jobs and Jobs Sister Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 49.819, W 119 54.026     End Coordinates:   Same as Start Coordinates  
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take Highway 89 (Luther Pass Road) to Forest Service Road #51 on the north side of the highway.  Turn onto Road #51 and follow it for a few miles until you reach the parking spot.  This is typically a high-clearance vehicle road, so prepare adequately for this access road.
Hazards of Note:   None. Crowd Factor:   Moderate.  The first section of this is along a popular section of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) for both hikers and bikers.  
General Notes:
From the parking head toward Anderson Pass and Freel Peak.  About three miles in you will find a junction for the trail up to Freel Peak, for hikers only.  Once at the top, head down the backside over to Job's Sister, which actually has even better views than Freel toward the north.  Continue past Job's Sister, and then take a branch off to the right to hit Job's Peak.  Coming back down from Job's Peak, meet up with the original trail and head left, then drop down through the valley to complete the circle and had back to the original parking area.

A pleasant stream to cool off in near the trailhead at Armstrong Pass. River near trailhead
Julia and Greg on the way up with Hope Valley far below in the background. Julia and Greg on the way up
Only one mile to go to the top, but what a mile it was! One mile to go
Phil and Julia at Armstrong Pass. Phil and Julia at the Pass
Amazing view of Lake Tahoe from the top of Freel Peak. Tahoe from Freel
Almost all of Desolation Wilderness as seen from the top of Freel Peak. Desolation from Freel
Closer to the top of Job's Peak with Freel Peak behind us. Closer to the top
Looking across the sandy track toward Job's Sister from Freel Peak. Job's Sister from the top of Freel
Our hiking group at the top of Job's Sister Peak, with Annie the hiking dog. All three of us on Job's Sister Peak
Star Lake far below Job's Sister Peak. Star Lake far below
Phil at the summit of Job's Peak. Phil at the summit of Job's
GPS Track of the full hike, starting at the arrow. GPS Track of Hike