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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

RankPeakIsol-Km Elev-M Range (Level 5)NHN Name
1.Mount Whitney2649.54418Mount Whitney GroupNevado de Toluca
2.Mount Shasta538.74317Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak
3.San Gorgonio Mountain261.53505San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak
4.Junipero Serra Peak212.11787Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak
5.Eagle Peak140.63015Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point
6.Mount Pinos133.52692San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins
7.Lassen Peak114.93187Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point
8.White Mountain Peak108.64342White MountainsMount Williamson
9.Copernicus Peak104.91329Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak
10.South Yolla Bolly Mountain98.92467Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak
11.Telescope Peak92.03367Panamint RangeEd Lane Point
12.San Nicolas Island High Point83.4276Channel IslandsPeak 950
13.Mount Orizaba79.4648Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West
14.San Benito Mountain69.61597Diablo RangePinyon Peak
15.Mount San Antonio68.43068San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument
16.Thompson Peak59.52741Salmon MountainsMount Eddy
17.Thirst Benchmark54.4599Channel IslandsMount Orizaba
18.Santiago Peak54.11733Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak
19.Mount Diablo52.81173Diablo RangeBlack Mountain
20.North Palisade51.84341PalisadesMount Williamson
21.Mount Tamalpais50.7784Sonoma-Marin CoastMount Veeder
22.Devils Peak50.1747Channel IslandsKnob 2882
23.Boulder Peak48.42530Marble MountainsChina Mountain
24.Clark Mountain46.92410Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South
25.Double Mountain46.32433Tehachapi MountainsPiute Peak
26.South Butte45.8646Sacramento Valley ButtesPeak 2171
27.King Peak45.51246Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak
28.Tin Mountain45.12729Panamint RangePeak 9040
29.Mount Ingalls44.32552Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes Lookout
30.Avawatz Peak43.01876Northwest Mojave RangesKingston Peak
31.Old Woman Mountain42.31623Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 1660
32.Cobb Mountain41.71439Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point
33.Signal Hill41.2193Channel IslandsWest Point 2 Benchmark
34.Cuyamaca Peak40.91985San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain
35.Preston Peak40.52228Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle
36.Piute Peak40.32573Piute MountainsPeak 8443

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List Description

Thanks to Jim Moore, who provided many of the isolation limit points for this list. This means that the isolation distances on this list are the actual distances to the nearest higher point of land, not just the nearest summit that happens to be in the site's database.

This list shows the peaks that truly dominate the California landscape, each one standing as the highest point in the center of a circle over 50 miles in diameter (over 1,950 square miles).

 


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