Little Round Top
Little Round Top

Place Name: Carson Pass

Place Description: State: California
Date: 09/22/2018
Elevation: 9,590 Feet
Prominence: 790 Feet
Miles: 14
Elevation Gain: 1,070 Feet
Lists: None

  • Difficulty
  • Solitude
  • Kid Friendly
  • Summit Views

Sometimes Taking The Scenic Route Is Best

Coming from the parking lot on Carson Pass was definitely the long way. The trail coming up from Schneider Cow Camp is much shorter. This made for a long day with heavy packs.



  • Great views of the Crystal Range
  • Views across to Round Top area are nice
  • Well marked trail


  • Sandy trail with rodent holes
  • Flat summit top
  • Windy and exposed to sun

Continued from my report of Peak 9452. While sitting around waiting for a buck to step out, but only seeing more hunters, I checked my app to see we were only 2 miles from Little Round Top. Considering I have been wanting to tag this Peak and we were already this far in, we decided to go for it. This is one of those peaks that just never seemed to get closer. I lugged my 30-lb pack and rifle all the way up. Making for a long tiring day. The summit has a circular rock pile made right at the top. The views are fantastic. Pyramid Peak seems so close compared to the other Carson Pass peaks. Hung out here for a few minutes. No register found. Hunted our way back to Carson Pass. When it was all said and done, we logged 14 miles, bagged 2 peaks, saw 3 deer, 1 coyote, and 8 other Hunters. Great day! Even though the wind was relentless!