Reno-Truckee Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointVirginia Peak (8366 ft/2550 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNevada (99%), California (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,131 sq mi / 8,108 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent76 mi / 122 km North-South
79 mi / 127 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 28' N; 119° 20' W
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Map of Reno-Truckee Area
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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 Reno-Truckee Area.
Northwest Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         South-Central Oregon RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Modoc-Lassen PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Warner MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuges AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black Rock Desert AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Steens Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Trout Creek AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Pyramid Lake AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northwest Humboldt River AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Reno-Truckee AreaLevel 5
                 French Range AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Hungry-Junction House RangesLevel 6 (Child)
                 Curnow RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Pah Rah RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Truckee RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Virginia RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Hot Spring MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Dead Camel MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Desert MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Terrill MountainsLevel 6 (Child)

Major Peaks of the Reno-Truckee Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Virginia Peak83662550Pah Rah Range
2.Pah Rah Mountain8240+2512+Pah Rah Range
3.Pond Peak80352449Pah Rah Range
4.Mount Davidson78642397Virginia Range
5.Petersen Mountains High Point7841+2390+French Range Area
6.Ophir Hill77822372Virginia Range
7.Mount Bullion76822341Virginia Range
8.Butler Peak7520+2292+Virginia Range
9.Dogskin Mountain74872282French Range Area
10.Monte Benchmark74872282Pah Rah Range
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 NameftmRange6
1.Virginia Peak83662550Pah Rah Range
2.Mount Davidson78642397Virginia Range
3.Petersen Mountains High Point7841+2390+French Range Area
4.Juniper Peak72092197Truckee Range
5.Cleaver Peak67112046Desert Mountains
6.Curnow Range High Point64931979Curnow Range
7.Spanish Benchmark61611878Hungry-Junction House Ranges
8.Brown Knob60841854Terrill Mountains
9.Rocky 2 Benchmark55121680Hot Spring Mountains
10.Lahontan Benchmark53771639Dead Camel Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Reno-Truckee Area

Mount Davidson
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Mt Davidson from the southeast after leaving Ophir Hill; Virginia City is just past and below the peak (2001-08-19). Photo by John E Sarna.
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Spanish Springs Peak
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Wild Mustangs in the valleys (2016-01-23). Photo by Chase Evans.
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Juniper Peak
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Juniper Peak from the west side approach road (2011-05-22). Photo by Ken Jones.
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