Jobs Peak lies 6,000 feet above Carson Valley, and while not the highest peak of the Carson range, it is the most prominent peak as seen from the valley. This route follows the trail up Faye Luther Canyon until it fades out then heads up Jobs' South slopes. Because of the elevation gain, most parties will need most of a day.
Begin at the Faye-Luther Trailhead, off NV 206, 1.7 miles from NV 88. The trailhead has ample parking. From Carson City, head S on 395, bearing R onto 88 in Minden, and continue S to 206, also signed Fairview Drive. Turn R, and 1.7 miles to the well-signed TH. If coming N on CA 88, after Woodfords, CA, continue 5.9 miles to the Nevada border, continue 1.4 miles to the junction with NV 206. Turn left onto NV 206/Fairview Drive. After 1.7 miles turn left to the well marked Faye Luther Trailhead.
From the TH, at the first 2 trail junctions, keep left. At the 3rd, keep right, and stay on what is called the "Interpretive Loop" which works up the canyon, passing a sign that says there is no trail access to Jobs Peak. After a couple miles, the Canyon turns from a westward heading to the north, and the route steepens significantly, following bits of tread, cairns, and stream bed eventually giving way to granite sand (snow in winter and spring). Just continue N until reaching upper Jobs shoulder where the route flattens out some and the summit rocks are plainly visible. Either descend the route, or descend one of the other Carson Valley routes to return to car.
Sun block, gaiters year around to keep out snow or sand, trekking poles helpful, and water. There are no year round sources of water on the route.
External LinksFaye Luther Trail
Faye Luther Trail Map