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Peninsular Southern California Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointSan Jacinto Peak (10,839 ft/3304 m)
CountriesUnited States (95%), Mexico (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesCalifornia (95%), Baja California (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area16,879 sq mi / 43,716 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent131 mi / 211 km North-South
346 mi / 557 km East-West
Center Lat/Long33° 20' N; 116° 20' W
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Map of Peninsular Southern California 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 Peninsular Southern California Ranges.
Central and Southern California RangesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Central California Coast RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Transverse RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Peninsular Southern California RangesLevel 4
                 Santa Ana MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 San Diego Area RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 San Jacinto MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Joshua Tree RangesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Chocolate MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Channel IslandsLevel 5 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Peninsular Southern California Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.San Jacinto Peak10,8393304San Jacinto Mountains
2.Jean Peak10,6703252San Jacinto Mountains
3.Folly Peak10,480+3194+San Jacinto Mountains
4.Shirley Peak10,3883166San Jacinto Mountains
5.Marion Mountain10,3623158San Jacinto Mountains
6.Newton Drury Peak10,160+3097+San Jacinto Mountains
7.Cornell Peak97502972San Jacinto Mountains
8.Harvard Peak95502911San Jacinto Mountains
9.Yale Peak93692856San Jacinto Mountains
10.Luella Todd Peak93562852San Jacinto Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.San Jacinto Peak10,8393304San Jacinto Mountains
2.Hot Springs Mountain65331991San Diego Area Ranges
3.Quail Mountain58131772Joshua Tree Ranges
4.Santiago Peak56871733Santa Ana Mountains
5.Black Butte45041373Chocolate Mountains
6.Devils Peak2450+747+Channel Islands



Photos of Peaks in the Peninsular Southern California Ranges

San Jacinto Peak
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Troy Nichols at the summit of Mount San Jacinto. Photo by Troy Nichols.
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Jean Peak
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The white granite summit of Jean Peak, second highest in the San Jacintos (2015-08-02). Photo by Nathan Leroy.
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Miller Peak
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The insignificant summit of Miller Peak is marked by a fancy plaque (2015-08-02). Photo by Nathan Leroy.
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Cornell Peak
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Cornell Peak viewed from Wellman Divide (2008-10-18). Photo by Larry Edmonds.
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Tahquitz Peak
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Tahquitz Peak (2013-06-29). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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Castle Rocks
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CT Overlook Peak. Looking North to San Gorgonio. This is not Castle Rocks, but a peak near by named CT Overlook (2015-05-17). Photo by Keith Robinson.
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Fuller Ridge Peak
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The class 3 summit rocks of Fuller Ridge Peak from the east (2016-11-15). Photo by Greg Gerlach.
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Peak 6582
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The west and northwest side of Peak 6582 also known locally as Dawns Peak (2014-01-04). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Hot Springs Mountain

Hot Springs Mountain in San Diego County, CA, with a rare dusting of snow on its higher slopes (2001-12-15).
Cuyamaca Peak
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Its hard to believe but the service road gets really steep...The Summit finally (2007-07-17). Photo by Larry Orabuena.
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