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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
 Prom-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.White Mountain Peak43422193White Mountains108.6 
2.Mount Shasta43172979Mount Shasta Area538.7 
 White Mountains Peak 13908423951White Mountains1.3 
3.White Mountains Peak 136154150117White Mountains1.6 
4.Mount Dubois4133713White Mountains15.5 
 The Jumpoff411524White Mountains3.4 
5.Montgomery Peak4097386White Mountains2.9 
6.Mount Barcroft3975141White Mountains5.7 
 Thumb Rock393931Mount Shasta Area.9 
7.Mount Hogue3887113White Mountains6.6 
 East Headley Peak388777White Mountains3.5 
 Headley Peak386454White Mountains.7 
8.Piute Mountain3834280White Mountains5.1 
9.Sheep Mountain3809157White Mountains1.7 
10.Shastina3758143Mount Shasta Area2.2 
 Limestone Peak373724White Mountains.8 
 Peak 11784359275White Mountains2.7 
 Cottonwood Benchmark356927White Mountains1.9 
11.Mount Patterson35581272Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges29.8 
12.Wheeler Peak3555111Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.5 
13.Campito Mountain3529353White Mountains3.5 
14.Benton Point3509150White Mountains3.0 
15.San Gorgonio Mountain35052528San Bernardino Mountains261.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak348173Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.2 
16.South Sister3469244Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges4.4 
17.Blanco Mountain3444268White Mountains4.9 
18.Indian Peak3443157White Mountains2.4 
19.County Line Hill3432207White Mountains2.1 
 Jepson Peak341544San Bernardino Mountains1.4 
20.Glass Mountain3408979Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area26.0 
 Shastarama Point339435Mount Shasta Area1.5 
21.Waucoba Mountain33901201Inyo Mountains32.2 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak339068Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.0 
22.Keynot Peak3384934Inyo Mountains27.5 
23.Cold Benchmark3371268White Mountains7.9 
24.Telescope Peak33671886Panamint Range92.0 
25.Bighorn Mountain3352115San Bernardino Mountains1.1 
26.Mount Inyo3345303Inyo Mountains3.7 
27.Inyo Peak 33413341371Inyo Mountains7.4 
28.White Mountains Peak 109203334182White Mountains4.1 
29.Bucks Peak3313137White Mountains2.2 
 Dragons Head331263San Bernardino Mountains1.1 
30.Anderson Peak3310268San Bernardino Mountains5.2 
30.Glass Mountain Ridge3310112Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.3 
30.White Mountains Radio Facility3310110White Mountains2.1 
33.Middle Sister3308266Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.8 
34.San Jacinto Peak33042542San Jacinto Mountains32.7 
 Charlton Peak329481San Bernardino Mountains1.6 
35.Blue Benchmark-North Peak328092Inyo Mountains1.8 
 Blue Benchmark326914Inyo Mountains.6 
 Shields Peak326136San Bernardino Mountains1.2 
 Little Charlton Peak326035San Bernardino Mountains.6 
 San Bernardino East Peak325959San Bernardino Mountains1.4 
 Jean Peak325270San Jacinto Mountains1.0 
36.New York Butte3252356Inyo Mountains7.1 
37.Sunrise Mountain3249183White Mountains2.2 
 Mexican Mine Peak324924White Mountains1.9 
 San Bernardino Peak324670San Bernardino Mountains1.2 
 Kelty Peak323580Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.2 
 Dave's Peak323131White Mountains.7 
38.Tres Plumas Peak3228101White Mountains6.6 
 Alto Diablo322044San Bernardino Mountains.8 
 Little Dobbs Peak321224San Bernardino Mountains.8 
39.Peak 31983198128Inyo Mountains2.5 
 Dobbs Peak318824San Bernardino Mountains1.0 
40.Lassen Peak31871594Lassen Peak Area114.9 
41.Peak 104523186120Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges4.4 
 South Telescope Peak318582Panamint Range2.3 
42.Inyo Peak 104143174217Inyo Mountains2.8 
 Shirley Peak316632San Jacinto Mountains.8 
 Marion Mountain315873San Jacinto Mountains.6 
43.Squaw Peak3157213Inyo Mountains3.6 
44.Inyo Peak 103073148143Inyo Mountains2.8 
 Peak 3146314676Inyo Mountains1.0 
45.Station Peak3144187White Mountains4.4 
46.Grinnell Mountain3135146San Bernardino Mountains3.3 
 Peak 3121312151Inyo Mountains.9 
47.Potato Peak3120785Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area22.8 
48.Sentinel Meadow Peak3115195Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area5.9 
 Newton Drury Peak310949San Jacinto Mountains.7 
 Inyo Peak 10192310765Inyo Mountains1.6 
49.Bodie Mountain3099106Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.7 
50.Lake Peak3097104San Bernardino Mountains1.3 
51.Wilfred Peak3095140Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.5 
52.Cone Peak3094139Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area3.2 
 Inyo Peak 10151309489Inyo Mountains1.6 
 Red Peak308555White Mountains2.5 
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge307735San Bernardino Mountains1.8 
 Carmen Peak30713San Bernardino Mountains.2 
53.Mount San Antonio30681904San Gabriel Mountains68.4 
 Zahniser Peak306537San Bernardino Mountains1.0 
 Peak 10055306519San Bernardino Mountains.3 
 Rogers Peak3042122Panamint Range1.4 
 2 O'Clock Peak304285Panamint Range1.2 

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List Description

Any list of the highest peaks in California is dominated by the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of summits rise to over 10,000 feet. This list, however, excludes the Sierra Nevada peaks, providing a relatively short, geographically scattered list. These 10,000 footers range from the volcanoes of the Cascades in Northern California, through the higher fault-block ranges of the Great Basin, and down to the high summits of the San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto ranges near Los Angeles.

For anyone who thinks that high-altitude hiking and scrambling in California is equivalent to the Sierra, this list emphatically disproves that notion. The variety here makes for a unique and challenging list, but one requiring no special mountaineering skills. Mount Shasta is probably the hardest summit of the list, and it can be scrambled in a day by strong hikers.

 


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