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California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 4)Isol-Km
1.Mount Whitney30724419Sequoia Sierra Nevada2649.5
2.Mount Shasta29754317California Cascades538.7
3.San Gorgonio Mountain25283505Transverse Ranges261.5
4.Junipero Serra Peak13551787Central California Coast Ranges212.1
5.Eagle Peak13263015Northwest Great Basin Ranges140.6
6.Mount Pinos14632692Transverse Ranges133.5
7.Lassen Peak15943187California Cascades114.9
8.White Mountain Peak21934342West Great Basin Ranges108.6
9.Copernicus Peak9391329Central California Coast Ranges104.9
10.South Yolla Bolly Mountain14672467Northern California Coast Range98.9
11.Telescope Peak18803367West Great Basin Ranges92.0
12.Mount Orizaba648648Peninsular Southern California Ranges79.4
13.San Benito Mountain10611597Central California Coast Ranges69.6
14.Mount San Antonio18973068Transverse Ranges68.4
15.Thompson Peak11932741Klamath Mountains59.5
16.Santiago Peak13371733Peninsular Southern California Ranges54.1
17.Mount Diablo9481173Central California Coast Ranges52.8
18.North Palisade8824341Central Sierra Nevada51.8
19.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak749785Northern California Coast Range51.7
20.Devils Peak747747Peninsular Southern California Ranges50.1
21.Boulder Peak8842530Klamath Mountains48.4
22.Clark Mountain12902410Mojave Desert Ranges46.9
23.Double Mountain11652433Southern Sierra Nevada46.3
24.South Butte625646Northern Sierra Nevada45.8
25.King Peak8921246Northern California Coast Range45.5
26.Tin Mountain12172729West Great Basin Ranges45.1
27.Mount Ingalls8512552Northern Sierra Nevada44.3
28.Avawatz Peak10041876Mojave Desert Ranges43.0
29.Old Woman Mountain8331623Mojave Desert Ranges42.3
30.Cobb Mountain9631439Northern California Coast Range41.7
31.Cuyamaca Peak8701985Peninsular Southern California Ranges40.9
32.Preston Peak7652228Klamath Mountains40.5
33.Piute Peak10612573Southern Sierra Nevada40.3
34.Black Butte8671373Peninsular Southern California Ranges39.8
35.Edgar Peak6732183Mojave Desert Ranges39.1
36.Hot Springs Peak8822333Northwest Great Basin Ranges39.0
37.Snow Mountain7612151Northern California Coast Range39.0
38.Pyramid Peak11292043West Great Basin Ranges38.7
39.Sheep Hole Mountains High Point6761406Mojave Desert Ranges38.2
40.New York Mountains High Point10162296Mojave Desert Ranges38.2
41.Fredonyer Peak7392421Northwest Great Basin Ranges37.3
42.Freel Peak9593317Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada36.9
43.Ord Mountain9901923Mojave Desert Ranges36.7
44.Turtle Mountains High Point8101310Mojave Desert Ranges36.1
45.Observation Peak7212427Northwest Great Basin Ranges35.5
46.Mount Lola6302788Northern Sierra Nevada35.5
47.Mount Ritter12064006Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada35.4
48.Kingston Peak11362236Mojave Desert Ranges35.2
49.Mount Hoffman7172412California Cascades35.1
50.Maturango Peak11092694West Great Basin Ranges34.7
51.Quail Mountain6991772Peninsular Southern California Ranges34.7
52.Sandstone Peak671948Transverse Ranges34.4
53.Eagle Mountain6801631Peninsular Southern California Ranges34.3
54.Spectre Peak7761366Mojave Desert Ranges33.8
55.Big Maria Mountains High Point7011031Mojave Desert Ranges33.5
56.Toro Peak12182657Peninsular Southern California Ranges33.4
57.Bully Choop Mountain9462126Northern California Coast Range33.3
58.Red Mountain6281604Mojave Desert Ranges32.9
59.San Jacinto Peak25363304Peninsular Southern California Ranges32.7
60.Waucoba Mountain11963390West Great Basin Ranges32.2
61.Funeral Peak10071946West Great Basin Ranges31.7
62.Iron Peak8491367Northern California Coast Range31.4
63.Big Pine Mountain6582073Transverse Ranges31.3
64.Bald Eagle Mountain8242189Northern Sierra Nevada31.3
65.Black Butte7422270Northern California Coast Range31.1
66.Whipple Mountains High Point8501259Mojave Desert Ranges31.1
67.Cady Peak7401410Mojave Desert Ranges31.0
68.Granite Mountain10101320Mojave Desert Ranges30.8
69.Loma Prieta10441154Central California Coast Ranges30.5
70.Straw Peak8261703Mojave Desert Ranges30.4
71.Mount Patterson12663558West Great Basin Ranges29.8
72.Dixie Mountain7342538Northern Sierra Nevada29.7
73.Nopah Range High Point10891949South Great Basin Ranges28.6
74.Salmon Mountain6112120Klamath Mountains28.3
75.Owens Peak6622576Southern Sierra Nevada28.0
76.Babbitt Peak7192670Northern Sierra Nevada27.9
77.Russian Peak6802496Klamath Mountains27.7
78.Keynot Peak9243384West Great Basin Ranges27.5
79.Eagle Crags6931680Mojave Desert Ranges26.9
80.Hot Springs Mountain7961991Peninsular Southern California Ranges26.7
81.Glass Mountain9693402West Great Basin Ranges26.0
82.Burnt Peak7461764Transverse Ranges25.5
83.Black Lassic8521803Northern California Coast Range25.2
84.Crater Peak8912647California Cascades24.8
85.Butt Mountain8992399Northern Sierra Nevada24.8
86.Olancha Peak9403695Southern Sierra Nevada23.9
87.Hayfork Bally7921912Northern California Coast Range23.8
88.Mount Humphreys7814263Central Sierra Nevada23.7
89.Mount Eddy15562751Klamath Mountains23.5
90.Round Top7743164Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada23.2
91.Potato Peak7793120West Great Basin Ranges22.8
92.Goosenest9632524California Cascades22.4
93.Keddie Peak6522286Northern Sierra Nevada22.3
94.Reyes Peak6322290Transverse Ranges22.3
95.Granite Mountain8512061Mojave Desert Ranges22.3
96.Hull Mountain8632095Northern California Coast Range22.1
 Mount Johnson6051056Central California Coast Ranges22.0
97.Rainbow Ridge7921097Northern California Coast Range21.8
98.Santa Ynez Peak6271310Transverse Ranges21.7
99.Palomar Mountain8711871Peninsular Southern California Ranges21.7
100.Cottonwood Peak6362014Klamath Mountains21.7
101.Chews Ridge6361538Central California Coast Ranges21.3
102.Coso Peak7592487West Great Basin Ranges21.1
103.Chanchelulla Peak7311951Northern California Coast Range21.1
104.Indian Creek Baldy6521912Klamath Mountains20.6
105.North Yolla Bolly Mountain6572397Northern California Coast Range20.5
106.Clipper Mountain6251400Mojave Desert Ranges20.3
107.Shaffer Mountain6632053Northwest Great Basin Ranges19.8
108.Orocopia Mountains High Point6391163Peninsular Southern California Ranges19.8
109.Last Chance Mountain7242577West Great Basin Ranges19.8
110.Pyramid Peak7873043Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada19.6
111.Highland Peak7493333Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada19.3
112.Bear Mountain7922109Southern Sierra Nevada19.3
113.Tiefort Mountains High Point7991543Mojave Desert Ranges19.1
114.Tombstone Mountain6501711California Cascades18.8
115.Mount Konocti7131310Northern California Coast Range18.7
116.Kettle Benchmark7172390Northern Sierra Nevada18.7
117.Mount Dana7373980Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada18.4
118.Leavitt Peak6253526Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada18.2
 Mount Hood600832Northern California Coast Range17.8
119.Breckenridge Mountain10002304Southern Sierra Nevada17.8
120.Brown Mountain6251565Mojave Desert Ranges17.3
121.Mount Kaweah6184207Sequoia Sierra Nevada17.3
122.Frazier Mountain7442438Transverse Ranges16.7
123.Caliente Mountain6721556Central California Coast Ranges16.6
124.Salt Creek Mountain6151335California Cascades16.4
125.Slate Mountain6532835Sequoia Sierra Nevada16.3
126.Adams Peak6702498Northern Sierra Nevada16.1
127.Cahto Peak7291290Northern California Coast Range15.9
128.Mount Morgan8014190Central Sierra Nevada15.9
129.Kern Peak7803499Southern Sierra Nevada15.8
130.Mount Dubois7074133West Great Basin Ranges15.5
131.Whale Peak8231630Peninsular Southern California Ranges15.4
132.Palen Mountains High Point7131173Mojave Desert Ranges15.4
133.Pinto Peak6672288West Great Basin Ranges15.1
134.Thurston Peaks6262308Klamath Mountains14.6
135.Otay Mountain6361087Peninsular Southern California Ranges14.1
136.The Whaleback7582599California Cascades14.0
137.Dry Mountain10952644West Great Basin Ranges12.9
138.Tower Peak6653583Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada12.8
139.Cone Peak8881571Central California Coast Ranges12.5
140.Palo Escrito Peak6301362Central California Coast Ranges12.4
141.Rodman Mountains High Point6131832Mojave Desert Ranges12.3
142.Sanhedrin Mountain8091882Northern California Coast Range12.2
143.Mount Baden-Powell8532865Transverse Ranges12.1
144.Sonoma Mountains High Point611751Northern California Coast Range12.1
145.Burney Mountain8732397California Cascades12.1
146.Alamo Mountain7582245Transverse Ranges11.9
147.Ash Creek Butte6882554California Cascades11.8
148.Black Mountain7401560California Cascades11.7
149.Hines Peak9742047Transverse Ranges11.6
150.Mount Conness8023837Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada11.6
151.Willow Creek Mountain7162386California Cascades10.7
 Brushy Mountain6071082Northern California Coast Range10.7
 Bonanza King5972146Klamath Mountains10.6
152.Stewart Point7251605South Great Basin Ranges9.6
153.Hawkins Peak6533055Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada9.6
154.Scodie Mountain6242223Southern Sierra Nevada9.4
155.Eagle Peak7193611Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada9.3
156.Mount Hoffmann6983307Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada9.2
157.Towne Benchmark7092221West Great Basin Ranges9.2
158.Providence Benchmark6552015Mojave Desert Ranges8.4
159.Mount Warren6123757Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada8.2
160.Twin Peaks6473756Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada7.7
 Mount Tom6014161Central Sierra Nevada7.7
161.Mount Pinchot6334113Central Sierra Nevada7.6
162.Manly Peak7732193West Great Basin Ranges7.2
163.Mount Gabb7874188Central Sierra Nevada6.9
164.Bear Mountain6861954Klamath Mountains6.6

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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.


  • 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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