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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

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RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
 2 O'Clock Peak9980280Panamint Range.7 
 Alto Diablo10,563143San Bernardino Mountains.5 
30.Anderson Peak10,860880San Bernardino Mountains3.2 
14.Benton Point11,512492White Mountains1.8 
25.Bighorn Mountain10,997377San Bernardino Mountains.7 
17.Blanco Mountain11,300880White Mountains3.1 
 Blue Benchmark10,72546Inyo Mountains.4 
35.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains1.1 
49.Bodie Mountain10,168348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1 
29.Bucks Peak10,868448White Mountains1.4 
13.Campito Mountain11,5801160White Mountains2.2 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Charlton Peak10,806266San Bernardino Mountains1.0 
23.Cold Benchmark11,060880White Mountains4.9 
52.Cone Peak10,151456Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.0 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71090White Mountains1.2 
19.County Line Hill11,260680White Mountains1.3 
 Dave's Peak10,600100White Mountains.4 
 Dobbs Peak10,45979San Bernardino Mountains.6 
 Dragons Head10,866206San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 East Headley Peak12,751251White Mountains2.2 
20.Glass Mountain11,1803210Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2 
30.Glass Mountain Ridge10,860368Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123223Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.6 
46.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains2.1 
 Headley Peak12,676176White Mountains.4 
18.Indian Peak11,297517White Mountains1.5 
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151291Inyo Mountains1.0 
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192212Inyo Mountains1.0 
44.Inyo Peak 1030710,327467Inyo Mountains1.8 
42.Inyo Peak 1041410,414714Inyo Mountains1.7 
27.Inyo Peak 334110,9611217Inyo Mountains4.6 
 Jean Peak10,670230San Jacinto Mountains.6 
 Jepson Peak11,205145San Bernardino Mountains.9 
 Kelty Peak10,614262Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
22.Keynot Peak11,1013063Inyo Mountains17.1 
50.Lake Peak10,161341San Bernardino Mountains.8 
40.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.4 
 Limestone Peak12,26080White Mountains.5 
 Little Charlton Peak10,696116San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Little Dobbs Peak10,54080San Bernardino Mountains.5 
 Marion Mountain10,362242San Jacinto Mountains.4 
 Mexican Mine Peak10,66080White Mountains1.2 
33.Middle Sister10,854874Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.7 
5.Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.8 
6.Mount Barcroft13,040460White Mountains3.6 
4.Mount Dubois13,5592339White Mountains9.6 
7.Mount Hogue12,751371White Mountains4.1 
26.Mount Inyo10,975995Inyo Mountains2.3 
11.Mount Patterson11,6734173Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,420240Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.8 
53.Mount San Antonio10,0646244San Gabriel Mountains42.5 
2.Mount Shasta14,1629772Mount Shasta Area334.7 
36.New York Butte10,6681168Inyo Mountains4.4 
 Newton Drury Peak10,200160San Jacinto Mountains.4 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.2 
41.Peak 1045210,452392Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 Peak 1178411,784244White Mountains1.7 
 Peak 312110,240167Inyo Mountains.6 
 Peak 314610,322249Inyo Mountains.6 
39.Peak 319810,492420Inyo Mountains1.5 
8.Piute Mountain12,580920White Mountains3.2 
47.Potato Peak10,2372577Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area14.2 
 Red Peak10,121181White Mountains1.5 
 Rogers Peak9980400Panamint Range.9 
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691191San Bernardino Mountains.9 
 San Bernardino Peak10,649229San Bernardino Mountains.7 
15.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.5 
34.San Jacinto Peak10,8398339San Jacinto Mountains20.3 
48.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,220640Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area3.7 
 Shastarama Point11,135115Mount Shasta Area.9 
10.Shastina12,330470Mount Shasta Area1.4 
9.Sheep Mountain12,497517White Mountains1.1 
 Shields Peak10,700120San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Shirley Peak10,388108San Jacinto Mountains.5 
16.South Sister11,380800Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 South Telescope Peak10,450270Panamint Range1.4 
43.Squaw Peak10,358698Inyo Mountains2.2 
45.Station Peak10,316616White Mountains2.7 
37.Sunrise Mountain10,660600White Mountains1.4 
24.Telescope Peak11,0486188Panamint Range57.2 
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,094114San Bernardino Mountains1.1 
 The Jumpoff13,50080White Mountains2.1 
 Thumb Rock12,923103Mount Shasta Area.5 
38.Tres Plumas Peak10,592332White Mountains4.1 
21.Waucoba Mountain11,1233943Inyo Mountains20.0 
12.Wheeler Peak11,663363Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5 
1.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.5 
28.White Mountains Peak 1092010,940600White Mountains2.6 
3.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains1.0 
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908168White Mountains.8 
30.White Mountains Radio Facility10,860360White Mountains1.3 
51.Wilfred Peak10,154459Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.9 
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.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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