Folger Peak

Elevation (feet): 9,680
Elevation (meters): 2,950
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 38.4833
Longitude: -119.8
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Reno
Convenient Center: Markleville

Thanks to Paul Fenwick for adding this peak.

Peak sits just North of Highland Lakes. An established trail leads from the parking lot at the lower lake to the summit (south approach). A summit bid can also be made from the East, however loose scree climbing will be done the last 400 feet. This peak offers views of the Carson Iceburg Wilderness and well as the surrounding areas of beauty. Total evelvation gain is ~1280 feet with 1-3 hour total climb time. Camping is located at the lakes with great natural brook trout fishing in both lakes.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Folger Peak.

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  • Log #16994 - by Paul Fenwick on Jan 06, 2002
    Easy hike hike hindered only by altitude. Access to the summit is made straight from Highland Lakes road at the trialhead to the Carson Iceburg Wilderness. Is a great first time summit for someone....
  • Log #16995 - by Vivi Fenwick on Dec 31, 2001
    Gorgeous views of Highland Lakes as you reach the summit. Established trail most of the way up.