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California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Clark Mountain42817923Mojave Desert Ranges29.1 
2.Piute Peak35208460Southern Sierra Nevada25.1 
3.Granite Mountain33464347Mojave Desert Ranges19.2 
4.Breckenridge Mountain33207580Southern Sierra Nevada11.0 
5.Glass Mountain321011,180West Great Basin Ranges16.2 
6.Cobb Mountain32004740Northern California Coast Range25.9 
7.Copernicus Peak31204380Central California Coast Ranges65.2 
8.Turtle Mountains High Point26904314Mojave Desert Ranges22.5 
9.Rainbow Ridge26403620Northern California Coast Range13.6 
10.Bear Mountain26306940Southern Sierra Nevada12.0 
11.Frazier Mountain24808020Transverse Ranges10.4 
12.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak24622577Northern California Coast Range32.1 
13.Big Pine Mountain22006820Transverse Ranges19.4 
14.Clipper Mountain20704603Mojave Desert Ranges12.6 
15.South Butte20632130Northern Sierra Nevada28.5 
16.Bonanza King20007060Klamath Mountains6.6 
17.Kettle BenchmarkNull7860Northern Sierra Nevada11.6 
17.Devils PeakNull2475Peninsular Southern California Ranges31.1 
 Mount TomNullNullCentral Sierra Nevada4.8 
 Mount HoodNullNullNorthern California Coast Range11.1 
17.Preston PeakNullNullKlamath Mountains25.2 
17.Bear MountainNullNullKlamath Mountains4.1 
17.Boulder PeakNullNullKlamath Mountains30.1 
17.Russian PeakNullNullKlamath Mountains17.2 
17.Salmon MountainNullNullKlamath Mountains17.6 
17.Thompson PeakNullNullKlamath Mountains37.0 
17.Mount EddyNullNullKlamath Mountains14.6 
17.Black LassicNullNullNorthern California Coast Range15.7 
17.Iron PeakNullNullNorthern California Coast Range19.5 
17.Hayfork BallyNullNullNorthern California Coast Range14.8 
17.Bully Choop MountainNullNullNorthern California Coast Range20.7 
17.Chanchelulla PeakNullNullNorthern California Coast Range13.1 
17.North Yolla Bolly MountainNullNullNorthern California Coast Range12.7 
17.South Yolla Bolly MountainNullNullNorthern California Coast Range61.5 
17.Black ButteNullNullNorthern California Coast Range19.3 
17.Hull MountainNullNullNorthern California Coast Range13.7 
17.Sanhedrin MountainNullNullNorthern California Coast Range7.6 
17.Snow MountainNullNullNorthern California Coast Range24.2 
17.Mount KonoctiNullNullNorthern California Coast Range11.6 
17.Loma PrietaNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges18.9 
17.Mount JohnsonNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges13.7 
17.Junipero Serra PeakNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges131.8 
17.Cone PeakNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges7.8 
17.Palo Escrito PeakNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges7.7 
17.Mount DiabloNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges32.8 
17.San Benito MountainNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges43.2 
17.Caliente MountainNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges10.3 
17.Santa Ynez PeakNullNullTransverse Ranges13.5 
17.Mount PinosNullNullTransverse Ranges82.9 
17.Reyes PeakNullNullTransverse Ranges13.9 
17.Alamo MountainNullNullTransverse Ranges7.4 
17.Hines PeakNullNullTransverse Ranges7.2 
17.Burnt PeakNullNullTransverse Ranges15.8 
17.Mount Baden-PowellNullNullTransverse Ranges7.5 
17.Mount San AntonioNullNullTransverse Ranges42.5 
17.San Gorgonio MountainNullNullTransverse Ranges162.5 
17.Sandstone PeakNullNullTransverse Ranges21.4 
17.Santiago PeakNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges33.6 
17.Palomar MountainNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges13.5 
17.Hot Springs MountainNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges16.6 
17.Whale PeakNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges9.6 
17.Cuyamaca PeakNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges25.4 
17.San Jacinto PeakNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges20.3 
17.Eagle MountainNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges21.3 
17.Quail MountainNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges21.5 
17.Mount OrizabaNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges49.4 
17.Willow Creek MountainNullNullCalifornia Cascades6.7 
17.GoosenestNullNullCalifornia Cascades13.9 
17.The WhalebackNullNullCalifornia Cascades8.7 
17.Ash Creek ButteNullNullCalifornia Cascades7.3 
17.Mount ShastaNullNullCalifornia Cascades334.7 
17.Mount HoffmanNullNullCalifornia Cascades21.8 
17.Burney MountainNullNullCalifornia Cascades7.5 
17.Crater PeakNullNullCalifornia Cascades15.4 
17.Lassen PeakNullNullCalifornia Cascades71.4 
17.Bald Eagle MountainNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada19.4 
17.Mount IngallsNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada27.5 
17.Dixie MountainNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada18.5 
17.Mount LolaNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada22.1 
17.Babbitt PeakNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada17.3 
17.Pyramid PeakNullNullLake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada12.2 
17.Freel PeakNullNullLake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada23.0 
17.Hawkins PeakNullNullLake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada6.0 
17.Round TopNullNullLake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada14.4 
17.Highland PeakNullNullLake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada12.0 
17.Leavitt PeakNullNullLake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada11.3 
17.Eagle PeakNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada6.2 
17.Tower PeakNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada8.0 
17.Mount ConnessNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada7.2 
17.Mount HoffmannNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada5.7 
17.Mount DanaNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada11.4 
17.Mount RitterNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada22.0 
17.Mount MorganNullNullCentral Sierra Nevada9.9 
17.Mount GabbNullNullCentral Sierra Nevada4.3 
17.Mount HumphreysNullNullCentral Sierra Nevada14.7 
17.North PalisadeNullNullCentral Sierra Nevada32.2 
17.Mount PinchotNullNullCentral Sierra Nevada4.7 
17.Mount KaweahNullNullSequoia Sierra Nevada10.7 
17.Mount WhitneyNullNullSequoia Sierra Nevada1646.3 
17.Kern PeakNullNullSouthern Sierra Nevada9.8 
17.Olancha PeakNullNullSouthern Sierra Nevada14.8 
17.Owens PeakNullNullSouthern Sierra Nevada17.4 
17.Scodie MountainNullNullSouthern Sierra Nevada5.8 
17.Double MountainNullNullSouthern Sierra Nevada28.8 
17.Eagle PeakNullNullNorthwest Great Basin Ranges87.4 
17.Observation PeakNullNullNorthwest Great Basin Ranges22.1 
17.Hot Springs PeakNullNullNorthwest Great Basin Ranges24.2 
17.Mount PattersonNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges18.5 
17.Potato PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges14.2 
17.Mount DuboisNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges9.6 
17.White Mountain PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges67.5 
17.Last Chance MountainNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges12.3 
17.Waucoba MountainNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges20.0 
17.Keynot PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges17.1 
17.Coso PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges13.1 
17.Maturango PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges21.6 
17.Dry MountainNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges8.0 
17.Tin MountainNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges28.1 
17.Pinto PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges9.4 
17.Telescope PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges57.2 
17.Pyramid PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges24.0 
17.Funeral PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges19.7 
17.Brown MountainNullNullMojave Desert Ranges10.8 
17.Straw PeakNullNullMojave Desert Ranges18.9 
17.Avawatz PeakNullNullMojave Desert Ranges26.7 
17.Eagle CragsNullNullMojave Desert Ranges16.7 
17.Red MountainNullNullMojave Desert Ranges20.4 
17.Kingston PeakNullNullMojave Desert Ranges21.9 
17.Ord MountainNullNullMojave Desert Ranges22.8 
17.Granite MountainNullNullMojave Desert Ranges13.8 
17.Old Woman MountainNullNullMojave Desert Ranges26.3 
17.Spectre PeakNullNullMojave Desert Ranges21.0 
17.Mount WarrenNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada5.1 
17.Twin PeaksNullNullYosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada4.8 
17.Slate MountainNullNullSequoia Sierra Nevada10.1 
17.Adams PeakNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada10.0 
17.Toro PeakNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges20.7 
17.Nopah Range High PointNullNullSouth Great Basin Ranges17.8 
17.New York Mountains High PointNullNullMojave Desert Ranges23.7 
17.Butt MountainNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada15.4 
17.King PeakNullNullNorthern California Coast Range28.3 
17.Fredonyer PeakNullNullNorthwest Great Basin Ranges23.2 
17.Thurston PeaksNullNullKlamath Mountains9.1 
17.Keddie PeakNullNullNorthern Sierra Nevada13.9 
17.Towne BenchmarkNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges5.7 
17.Manly PeakNullNullWest Great Basin Ranges4.5 
17.Edgar PeakNullNullMojave Desert Ranges24.3 
17.Shaffer MountainNullNullNorthwest Great Basin Ranges12.3 
17.Providence BenchmarkNullNullMojave Desert Ranges5.2 
17.Cottonwood PeakNullNullKlamath Mountains13.5 
17.Indian Creek BaldyNullNullKlamath Mountains12.8 
17.Rodman Mountains High PointNullNullMojave Desert Ranges7.6 
17.Tombstone MountainNullNullCalifornia Cascades11.7 
17.Stewart PointNullNullSouth Great Basin Ranges6.0 
17.Black MountainNullNullCalifornia Cascades7.3 
17.Tiefort Mountains High PointNullNullMojave Desert Ranges11.9 
17.Chews RidgeNullNullCentral California Coast Ranges13.2 
17.Sheep Hole Mountains High PointNullNullMojave Desert Ranges23.7 
17.Black ButteNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges24.7 
17.Cady PeakNullNullMojave Desert Ranges19.3 
17.Salt Creek MountainNullNullCalifornia Cascades10.2 
17.Cahto PeakNullNullNorthern California Coast Range9.9 
17.Whipple Mountains High PointNullNullMojave Desert Ranges19.3 
17.Palen Mountains High PointNullNullMojave Desert Ranges9.6 
17.Orocopia Mountains High PointNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges12.3 
17.Otay MountainNullNullPeninsular Southern California Ranges8.8 
17.Big Maria Mountains High PointNullNullMojave Desert Ranges20.8 
17.Sonoma Mountains High PointNullNullNorthern California Coast Range7.5 
17.Brushy MountainNullNullNorthern California Coast Range6.6 

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List Description

Note that the unranked peaks on this list have less than 2000 feet of clean prominece, but they do have 2000 feet or more of optimistic prominence. These unranked peaks are "error range" summits, and some of them may have a very good chance of being over the cutoff. Some climbers elect to ascend these unranked peaks for the sake of completeness.

Sources

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1999 by Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Aaron Maizlish.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum, especially by Martin and Maizlish.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.

 


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