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California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-Ft
(Avg)
 Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4)Isol-Mi
1.Mount Whitney10,08014,495Sequoia Sierra Nevada1646.3
2.White Mountain Peak719614,246West Great Basin Ranges67.5
3.North Palisade289414,242Central Sierra Nevada32.2
4.Mount Shasta977214,162California Cascades334.7
5.Mount Humphreys256313,986Central Sierra Nevada14.7
6.Mount Kaweah202713,802Sequoia Sierra Nevada10.7
7.Mount Morgan264813,748Central Sierra Nevada9.9
8.Mount Gabb260113,741Central Sierra Nevada4.3
 Mount Tom199213,652Central Sierra Nevada4.8
9.Mount Dubois233913,559West Great Basin Ranges9.6
10.Mount Pinchot211013,494Central Sierra Nevada4.7
11.Mount Ritter399013,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada22.0
12.Mount Dana243713,057Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada11.4
13.Mount Conness265012,590Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada7.2
14.Mount Warren202712,327Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada5.1
15.Twin Peaks214312,323Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada4.8
16.Olancha Peak310312,123Southern Sierra Nevada14.8
17.Eagle Peak235811,847Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada6.2
18.Tower Peak218311,755Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada8.0
19.Mount Patterson417311,673West Great Basin Ranges18.5
20.Leavitt Peak206911,569Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada11.3
21.San Gorgonio Mountain829411,499Transverse Ranges162.5
22.Kern Peak258011,480Southern Sierra Nevada9.8
23.Glass Mountain321011,180West Great Basin Ranges16.2
24.Waucoba Mountain394311,123West Great Basin Ranges20.0
25.Keynot Peak306311,101West Great Basin Ranges17.1
26.Telescope Peak618811,048West Great Basin Ranges57.2
27.Highland Peak249610,936Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada12.0
28.Freel Peak314610,881Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada23.0
29.Mount Hoffmann231010,850Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada5.7
30.San Jacinto Peak833910,839Peninsular Southern California Ranges20.3
31.Lassen Peak522910,457California Cascades71.4
32.Round Top256110,381Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada14.4
33.Potato Peak257710,237West Great Basin Ranges14.2
34.Mount San Antonio624410,064Transverse Ranges42.5
35.Hawkins Peak216410,024Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada6.0
36.Pyramid Peak26039983Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada12.2
37.Eagle Peak43629892Northwest Great Basin Ranges87.4
38.Mount Baden-Powell28199399Transverse Ranges7.5
39.Slate Mountain21629302Sequoia Sierra Nevada10.1
40.Mount Lola20889148Northern Sierra Nevada22.1
41.Mount Eddy51259025Klamath Mountains14.6
42.Thompson Peak39348994Klamath Mountains37.0
43.Tin Mountain40138953West Great Basin Ranges28.1
44.Maturango Peak36598839West Great Basin Ranges21.6
45.Mount Pinos48008831Transverse Ranges82.9
46.Babbitt Peak23808760Northern Sierra Nevada17.3
47.Toro Peak40168716Peninsular Southern California Ranges20.7
48.Crater Peak29438683California Cascades15.4
49.Dry Mountain36148674West Great Basin Ranges8.0
50.The Whaleback25088528California Cascades8.7
51.Piute Peak35208460Southern Sierra Nevada25.1
52.Last Chance Mountain23968456West Great Basin Ranges12.3
53.Owens Peak21938453Southern Sierra Nevada17.4
54.Ash Creek Butte22788378California Cascades7.3
55.Mount Ingalls28028372Northern Sierra Nevada27.5
56.Dixie Mountain24278327Northern Sierra Nevada18.5
57.Boulder Peak29198299Klamath Mountains30.1
58.Goosenest31808280California Cascades13.9
59.Adams Peak22178197Northern Sierra Nevada10.0
60.Russian Peak22508190Klamath Mountains17.2
61.Coso Peak24898160West Great Basin Ranges13.1
62.South Yolla Bolly Mountain48548094Northern California Coast Range61.5
63.Frazier Mountain24808020Transverse Ranges10.4
64.Double Mountain38417981Southern Sierra Nevada28.8
65.Observation Peak23847964Northwest Great Basin Ranges22.1
66.Fredonyer Peak24437943Northwest Great Basin Ranges23.2
67.Clark Mountain42817923Mojave Desert Ranges29.1
68.Mount Hoffman23737913California Cascades21.8
69.Butt Mountain29707870Northern Sierra Nevada15.4
70.North Yolla Bolly Mountain21887864Northern California Coast Range12.7
71.Burney Mountain28837863California Cascades7.5
72.Kettle Benchmark23737860Northern Sierra Nevada11.6
73.Willow Creek Mountain23697829California Cascades6.7
74.Hot Springs Peak29147654Northwest Great Basin Ranges24.2
75.Breckenridge Mountain33207580Southern Sierra Nevada11.0
76.Thurston Peaks20927572Klamath Mountains9.1
77.New York Mountains High Point33507533Mojave Desert Ranges23.7
78.Reyes Peak20947514Transverse Ranges13.9
79.Pinto Peak22087508West Great Basin Ranges9.4
80.Keddie Peak21797499Northern Sierra Nevada13.9
81.Black Butte24367448Northern California Coast Range19.3
82.Alamo Mountain25077367Transverse Ranges7.4
83.Kingston Peak37437336Mojave Desert Ranges21.9
84.Preston Peak25497309Klamath Mountains25.2
85.Scodie Mountain20687294Southern Sierra Nevada5.8
86.Towne Benchmark23477287West Great Basin Ranges5.7
87.Manly Peak25527195West Great Basin Ranges4.5
88.Bald Eagle Mountain27237183Northern Sierra Nevada19.4
89.Edgar Peak22247162Mojave Desert Ranges24.3
90.Bonanza King20007060Klamath Mountains6.6
91.Snow Mountain25167056Northern California Coast Range24.2
92.Bully Choop Mountain31376975Northern California Coast Range20.7
93.Salmon Mountain20416956Klamath Mountains17.6
94.Bear Mountain26306940Southern Sierra Nevada12.0
95.Hull Mountain28536873Northern California Coast Range13.7
96.Big Pine Mountain22006820Transverse Ranges19.4
97.Granite Mountain28086762Mojave Desert Ranges13.8
98.Shaffer Mountain21956735Northwest Great Basin Ranges12.3
99.Hines Peak32166716Transverse Ranges7.2
100.Pyramid Peak37236703West Great Basin Ranges24.0
101.Providence Benchmark21826611Mojave Desert Ranges5.2
102.Cottonwood Peak21086608Klamath Mountains13.5
103.Hot Springs Mountain26336533Peninsular Southern California Ranges16.6
104.Cuyamaca Peak28606512Peninsular Southern California Ranges25.4
105.Bear Mountain22916411Klamath Mountains4.1
106.Chanchelulla Peak24316401Northern California Coast Range13.1
107.Nopah Range High Point35886394South Great Basin Ranges17.8
108.Funeral Peak33246384West Great Basin Ranges19.7
109.Ord Mountain32596309Mojave Desert Ranges22.8
110.Hayfork Bally26316273Northern California Coast Range14.8
110.Indian Creek Baldy21726273Klamath Mountains12.8
112.Sanhedrin Mountain26756175Northern California Coast Range7.6
113.Avawatz Peak33056155Mojave Desert Ranges26.7
114.Palomar Mountain28566140Peninsular Southern California Ranges13.5
115.Rodman Mountains High Point20306010Mojave Desert Ranges7.6
116.Black Lassic28365916Northern California Coast Range15.7
117.Junipero Serra Peak44475862Central California Coast Ranges131.8
118.Quail Mountain23135813Peninsular Southern California Ranges21.5
119.Burnt Peak24585788Transverse Ranges15.8
120.Santiago Peak43975687Peninsular Southern California Ranges33.6
121.Tombstone Mountain21535613California Cascades11.7
122.Straw Peak27115587Mojave Desert Ranges18.9
123.Eagle Crags22925512Mojave Desert Ranges16.7
124.Eagle Mountain22405350Peninsular Southern California Ranges21.3
125.Whale Peak27005349Peninsular Southern California Ranges9.6
126.Old Woman Mountain27415325Mojave Desert Ranges26.3
127.Stewart Point23955266South Great Basin Ranges6.0
128.Red Mountain20815261Mojave Desert Ranges20.4
129.San Benito Mountain34915241Central California Coast Ranges43.2
130.Cone Peak29255155Central California Coast Ranges7.8
131.Brown Mountain20675135Mojave Desert Ranges10.8
132.Black Mountain24365118California Cascades7.3
133.Caliente Mountain22315106Central California Coast Ranges10.3
134.Tiefort Mountains High Point26435063Mojave Desert Ranges11.9
135.Chews Ridge21055045Central California Coast Ranges13.2
136.Cobb Mountain32004740Northern California Coast Range25.9
137.Cady Peak24374627Mojave Desert Ranges19.3
138.Sheep Hole Mountains High Point22344613Mojave Desert Ranges23.7
139.Clipper Mountain20664601Mojave Desert Ranges12.6
140.Black Butte28544504Peninsular Southern California Ranges24.7
141.Iron Peak27954485Northern California Coast Range19.5
142.Spectre Peak25624482Mojave Desert Ranges21.0
143.Palo Escrito Peak20874467Central California Coast Ranges7.7
144.Copernicus Peak31204380Central California Coast Ranges65.2
145.Salt Creek Mountain20394379California Cascades10.2
146.Granite Mountain33464347Mojave Desert Ranges19.2
147.Turtle Mountains High Point26904314Mojave Desert Ranges22.5
148.Mount Konocti23594299Northern California Coast Range11.6
149.Santa Ynez Peak20784298Transverse Ranges13.5
150.Cahto Peak24134233Northern California Coast Range9.9
151.Whipple Mountains High Point28004130Mojave Desert Ranges19.3
152.King Peak29484088Northern California Coast Range28.3
153.Mount Diablo31193849Central California Coast Ranges32.8
154.Palen Mountains High Point23553848Mojave Desert Ranges9.6
155.Orocopia Mountains High Point21053815Peninsular Southern California Ranges12.3
156.Loma Prieta34313786Central California Coast Ranges18.9
157.Rainbow Ridge26403620Northern California Coast Range13.6
158.Otay Mountain21063566Peninsular Southern California Ranges8.8
159.Brushy Mountain20103550Northern California Coast Range6.6
160.Mount Johnson20053465Central California Coast Ranges13.7
161.Big Maria Mountains High Point23143381Mojave Desert Ranges20.8
162.Sandstone Peak22063111Transverse Ranges21.4
 Mount Hood19902730Northern California Coast Range11.1
163.Mount Tamalpais24562571Northern California Coast Range31.5
164.Devils Peak24752475Peninsular Southern California Ranges31.1
165.Sonoma Mountains High Point20132463Northern California Coast Range7.5
166.South Butte20622130Northern Sierra Nevada28.5
167.Mount Orizaba21252125Peninsular Southern California Ranges49.4

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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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