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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.5 
2.Mount Shasta14,1629782Mount Shasta Area334.7 
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908188White Mountains.8 
3.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains1.0 
4.Mount Dubois13,5592359White Mountains9.6 
 The Jumpoff13,520120White Mountains2.1 
5.Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.8 
6.Mount Barcroft13,040480White Mountains3.6 
 Thumb Rock12,923123Mount Shasta Area.5 
7.Mount Hogue12,751391White Mountains4.1 
 East Headley Peak12,751271White Mountains2.2 
 Headley Peak12,676196White Mountains.4 
8.Piute Mountain12,600960White Mountains3.2 
9.Sheep Mountain12,497537White Mountains1.1 
10.Shastina12,330490Mount Shasta Area1.4 
 Limestone Peak12,280120White Mountains.5 
 Peak 1178411,784264White Mountains1.7 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,710110White Mountains1.2 
11.Mount Patterson11,6734193Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5 
12.Wheeler Peak11,663383Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5 
13.Campito Mountain11,6001200White Mountains2.2 
14.Benton Point11,512512White Mountains1.8 
15.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,440280Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.8 
16.South Sister11,400840Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
17.Blanco Mountain11,320920White Mountains3.1 
18.Indian Peak11,297537White Mountains1.5 
19.County Line Hill11,280720White Mountains1.3 
 Jepson Peak11,205165San Bernardino Mountains.9 
20.Glass Mountain11,2003240Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2 
 Shastarama Point11,135135Mount Shasta Area.9 
21.Waucoba Mountain11,1233963Inyo Mountains20.0 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123243Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.6 
22.Keynot Peak11,1013096Inyo Mountains17.1 
23.Cold Benchmark11,080920White Mountains4.9 
24.Telescope Peak11,0486208Panamint Range57.2 
25.Bighorn Mountain10,997397San Bernardino Mountains.7 
26.Mount Inyo10,9751015Inyo Mountains2.3 
27.Inyo Peak 334110,9611250Inyo Mountains4.6 
28.White Mountains Peak 1092010,960640White Mountains2.6 
29.Anderson Peak10,880920San Bernardino Mountains3.2 
29.White Mountains Radio Facility10,880400White Mountains1.3 
29.Glass Mountain Ridge10,880388Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
32.Bucks Peak10,868468White Mountains1.4 
 Dragons Head10,866226San Bernardino Mountains.7 
33.Middle Sister10,854894Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.7 
34.San Jacinto Peak10,8398359San Jacinto Mountains20.3 
 Charlton Peak10,806286San Bernardino Mountains1.0 
35.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains1.1 
 Blue Benchmark10,72562Inyo Mountains.4 
 Shields Peak10,720160San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Little Charlton Peak10,696136San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691211San Bernardino Mountains.9 
36.Sunrise Mountain10,680640White Mountains1.4 
 Mexican Mine Peak10,680120White Mountains1.2 
 Jean Peak10,670270San Jacinto Mountains.6 
37.New York Butte10,6681188Inyo Mountains4.4 
 San Bernardino Peak10,649249San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Kelty Peak10,630295Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 Dave's Peak10,600120White Mountains.4 
38.Tres Plumas Peak10,592352White Mountains4.1 
 Alto Diablo10,563163San Bernardino Mountains.5 
 Little Dobbs Peak10,560120San Bernardino Mountains.5 
39.Peak 319810,492453Inyo Mountains1.5 
 Dobbs Peak10,45999San Bernardino Mountains.6 
40.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.4 
41.Peak 1045210,452412Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 South Telescope Peak10,450290Panamint Range1.4 
42.Inyo Peak 1041410,414734Inyo Mountains1.7 
 Shirley Peak10,388148San Jacinto Mountains.5 
 Marion Mountain10,362282San Jacinto Mountains.4 
43.Squaw Peak10,358718Inyo Mountains2.2 
44.Inyo Peak 1030710,327487Inyo Mountains1.8 
 Peak 314610,322282Inyo Mountains.6 
45.Station Peak10,316636White Mountains2.7 
46.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains2.1 
47.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,240660Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area3.7 
 Newton Drury Peak10,240240San Jacinto Mountains.4 
 Peak 312110,240200Inyo Mountains.6 
48.Potato Peak10,2372597Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area14.2 
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192232Inyo Mountains1.0 
49.Wilfred Peak10,171492Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.9 
50.Bodie Mountain10,168368Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1 
51.Lake Peak10,161361San Bernardino Mountains.8 
52.Cone Peak10,151472Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.0 
52.Inyo Peak 1015110,151311Inyo Mountains1.0 
 Red Peak10,121201White Mountains1.5 
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,094134San Bernardino Mountains1.1 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.1 
54.Mount San Antonio10,0646264San Gabriel Mountains42.5 
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.2 
55.Rogers Peak10,000440Panamint Range.9 
55.2 O'Clock Peak10,000320Panamint Range.7 

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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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