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Ebbetts Ridge
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Ebbetts Ridge

 
Ebbetts Ridge

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.53417°N / 119.79664°W

Object Title: Ebbetts Ridge

County: Alpine

Activities: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 9731 ft / 2966 m

 

Page By: Noondueler

Created/Edited: May 6, 2011 / May 10, 2011

Object ID: 713875

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Overview

 
Hiram, Airola and Folger Peak from Ebbetts Ridge
Southwest from Ebbetts Ridge
This is the high point along the Sierra Crest (unnamed on topo) just south of Ebbetts Pass between the pass and Tryon Peak in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness.
The ridge is composed of volcanic terrain characteristic of the Northern Sierra between Sonora Pass and South Lake Tahoe.
With a round trip romp of less than 3 miles and 1,000' gain this class 1 ridge ramble is one of those bang for you buck hikes easily accessed from just off the Pacific Crest Trail at the pass.
There are fine views of the surrounding peaks especially the Silver-Highland Peak massif over Noble Canyon to the northeast.

Getting There

 
North from Ebbetts Ridge
North from Ebbetts Ridge
From Interstate 99 at Stockton go east on Hwy. 4 108 miles to Ebbetts Pass, 8,732'. From Hwy. 395 go west on Hwy. 4 over Monitor Pass 25 miles to Ebbetts Pass.
You can park off Hwy 4 at the pass and hike southeast directly up the ridge or you can drive .5 miles northeast to trailhead parking on the right and take the trail south, crossing the PCT and then up the ridge.

Red Tape

 
Ebbetts Ridge northeast
Silver Peak from Ebbetts Ridge
There are no permits required for this day hike.

Camping

 
Southeast from Ebbetts Ridge
South from Ebbetts Ridge
Silver Creek Campground: 5.5 miles east of Ebbetts Pass on Hwy. 4 at 6,800'.
Bloomfield Campground: by the Highland Lakes road 1.4 miles west of the pass. Go 1 mile southeast on the Highland Lakes Road to the campground at 7,800'.

Current weather and 5 day forecast

 
Ebbetts Ridge east, south, west pano
East, south, west pano from Ebbetts Ridge
For current weather and 5 day forecast for the Markleeville area click here.

Images

Ebbetts Ridge east, south, west panoSilver Peak, 10,772\'  from Ebbetts RidgeEbbetts Ridge and Tryon Peak North from Ebbetts RidgeEbbetts Ridge northeastSouth from Ebbetts RidgeHiram and Folger Peaks from Ebbetts Pass area
Southeast from Ebbetts RidgeNorth from Ebbetts RidgeSierra crest from lower Ebbetts RidgeHiram, Airola and Folger Peak from Ebbetts RidgeSouthwest from Ebbetts Ebbetts RidgeHighland Peak, 10,935\'  and Peak 10,824\' from Ebbetts Ridge