Santa Monica Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointSandstone Peak (3111 ft/948 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area811 sq mi / 2,101 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent36 mi / 59 km North-South
53 mi / 85 km East-West
Center Lat/Long33° 58' N; 118° 20' W
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Map of Santa Monica Mountains
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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 Santa Monica Mountains.
Transverse RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Sierra MadreLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Rafael MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Santa Ynez MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Emigdio MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Ventura RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sierra Pelona-Portal RidgeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Gabriel MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Bernardino MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Santa Monica MountainsLevel 5

Major Peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Sandstone Peak3111948 
2.Tri Peaks3000+914+ 
3.Exchange Peak2950+899+ 
4.Big Dome2900+884+ 
5.Boney Peak2825+861+ 
6.Saddle Peak East2825+861+ 
7.Castro Peak2824861 
8.Saddle Peak West2805855 
9.Inspiration Point2800+853+ 
10.Triunfo Lookout2658810 
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 Santa Monica Mountains

Sandstone Peak
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Sandstone Peak view from Triunfo Lookout (2013-04-17). Photo by Scott Sharaga.
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Temescal Peak
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my wife and boys hiking back down the Temescal Peak Trail toward Palisades Highlands (2012-11-23). Photo by John E Sarna.
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McAuley Peak
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Summit Block (2015-01-19). Photo by Ed Logue.
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Peak 1430
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The benchmark (2013-11-09). Photo by Daniel Russell.
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