Nevada, United States
King Peak is the southernmost summit above 11000 feet in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County, in northeastern Nevada in the western United States. To the west is Rattlesnake Canyon, and to the east is Overland Creek Canyon (which drains into Ruby Valley). The Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail passes just to the east on its way north from Overland Lake. The summit is located at about 29 miles southeast of the community of Elko.
The peak is named after Clarence King, head of the United States Geological Survey, who explored this region in 1869 during the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel.