Elephant's Back
Elephant's Back

Place Name: Mokelumne Wilderness

Place Description: State: California
Date: 06/22/2018
Elevation: 9,585 Feet
Prominence: 465 Feet
Miles: 6.0
Elevation Gain: 525 Feet
Lists: None

  • Difficulty
  • Solitude
  • Kid Friendly
  • Summit Views

Winnemucca Lake Trail Side Trip

Looking for a little side trip off the well worn Winnemucca Lake Trail? Elephant’s Back is a great little way to get away from the crowds that visit the area.



  • Amazing views
  • Summer wildflowers
  • Can be combined with other peaks


  • Lots of hikers
  • Parking lot fills up early
  • No developed route

Made this ascent with my wife and 7-year old son while boulder hopping from Winnemucca Lake. Probably an easier route coming from the main trail. Once we got out of the boulders it was an easy walk up the south end. No summit register found. Beautiful views! Easy to bag and proud of my little man for making it up!