San Luis Obispo Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointCaliente Mountain (5106 ft/1556 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area1,939 sq mi / 5,022 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent55 mi / 89 km North-South
83 mi / 133 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 19' N; 120° 10' W
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Map of San Luis Obispo Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the San Luis Obispo Ranges.
Central California Coast RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Santa Cruz MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Gabilan RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Santa Lucia RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Diablo RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Luis Obispo RangesLevel 5
         Temblor RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the San Luis Obispo Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Caliente Mountain51061556 
2.Caliente Ridge44251349 
3.Machesna Mountain40631238 
4.Pine Mountain37821153 
5.Branch Mountain37701149 
6.Black Mountain36221104 
7.Elkhorn Hills3217981 
8.Pine Ridge3200+975+ 
9.Hi Mountain3198975 
10.Garcia Mountain3171967 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the San Luis Obispo Ranges

Caliente Mountain
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Caliente Mtn out in the middle of the (dry) Wild Wild West. (2015-10-03). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Bishop Peak
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Rapping off the 5.6 climb on east face of the summit boulder on Bishop Peak. Photo by Daryn Dodge (2015-05-04). Photo by Kathy Rich.
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Valencia Peak
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The trail down to the ocean, from the Summit, my kids stacking rocks for fun (2011-12-29). Photo by John E Sarna.
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