Wheeler Peak

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The peak is ~3 mile drive East of Alpine Lake on Hwy 4. The road will become a two lane road once again and the peak is located to your left if driving East. There is no trail to the summit, so you pick the route. To reach the summit block some non technical climbing will be need to scramble up the conglomerant rock formation. A log awaits your signature, and the views are great for this day hike. Total evlevation is ~1500 feet, for a total round trip of ~4 miles. Water is scarce later in summer. Early summer is the best time to climb while the wildflowers are in bloom.

Elevation (feet): 9,115
Elevation (meters): 2,778
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 38.5167
Longitude: -119.967
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Reno
Convenient Center: Bear Valley

Thanks to Paul Fenwick for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #17013 - by Paul Fenwick on July 02, 2002
    Great peak to route find up. A summit log sign in is located to the main sphere for all who make it. Small section of easy class III depending on the route you choose. Great views of the Carson...