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California State Park High Points

List is an Incomplete and Unchecked First Draft

Showing Dean Gaudet's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (28 out of 227, or 12.33%)

RankLand NamePeak Elev-Ft CountyAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount San Jacinto State ParkSan Jacinto Peak10,839Riverside18372016-09-24 d
2.Carlsbad State BeachCarlsbad State Beach High Point52San Diego1164 
3.Mount Diablo State ParkMount Diablo3849Contra Costa8152006-02-21
4.Cuyamaca State ParkCuyamaca Peak6512San Diego5862016-01-18 a
5.Mount Tamalpais State ParkMount Tamalpais-East Peak2572Marin5761996
6.Palomar Mountain State ParkBoucher Hill5438San Diego251 
7.Robert Louis Stevenson State ParkMount Saint Helena4343Sonoma2112015-10-24
8.Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkCombs Peak6193San Diego2012018-01-06
9.Chino Hills State ParkSan Juan Hill1781Orange/San Bernardino161 
10.Saddleback Butte State ParkSaddleback Butte3651Los Angeles1232017-02-05 e
11.Angel Island State ParkMount Caroline Livermore781Marin1162016-05-01 a
12.Lake Perris State Recreation AreaMount Russell2704Riverside91 
13.Providence Mountains State Recreation AreaEdgar Peak7162San Bernardino902019-03-02
14.Olompali State Historic ParkBurdell Mountain1558Marin762016-11-06 a
14.Samuel P. Taylor State ParkBarnabe Mountain1466Marin762016-01-23 b
16.Fremont Peak State ParkFremont Peak3171Monterey/San Benito742016-12-02 a
16.Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkBald Mountain2729Sonoma742016-03-24 b
18.Point Dume State BeachPoint Dume203Los Angeles68 
19.Torrey Pines State Reserve ExtensionTorrey Pines State Reserve High Point407San Diego54 
20.Will Rogers State Historic ParkInspiration Point760Los Angeles51 
21.San Bruno State/County ParkSan Bruno State and County Park High Point1270San Mateo492016-02-20 a
22.Moonlight State BeachMoonlight State Beach High Point62San Diego47 
23.Old Town State Historic ParkOld Town San Diego State Historic Park High Point66San Diego44 
24.Crystal Cove State BeachCrystal Cove State Park High Point1033Orange43 
25.Jack London State ParkJack London State Park High Point2370Sonoma412015-10-25
25.Morro Bay State ParkCerro Cabrillo911San Luis Obispo412016-04-26 b
27.Kenneth Hahn State Recreation AreaKenneth Hahn State Recreation Area High Point509Los Angeles40 
28.Santa Susana Pass State Historic ParkPass Point 1840'+1840Los Angeles38 
28.Santa Monica State BeachSanta Monica State Beach High Point25Los Angeles38 
30.Castle Rock State ParkCastle Rock3214Santa Cruz37 
30.Pacheco State ParkSpikes Peak1927Merced372014-11-28
32.Plumas Eureka State ParkEureka Peak7447Plumas312019-08-02 b
32.Trione-Annadel State ParkBennett Mountain1887Sonoma312017-01-29
34.San Elijo State BeachSan Elijo State Beach High Point81San Diego29 
35.Gaviota State ParkGaviota State Park High Point1325Santa Barbara282014-11-05 a
36.San Leucadia State BeachSan Leucadia State Beach High Point89San Diego27 
36.Cardiff State BeachCardiff State Beach High Point41San Diego27 
38.Doheny State BeachDoheny State Beach High Point54Orange26 
39.San Clemente State BeachSan Clemente State Beach High Point149Orange24 
39.South Carlsbad State BeachSouth Carlsbad State Beach High Point85San Diego24 
39.Bolsa Chica State BeachBolsa Chica State Beach High Point24Orange24 
42.Huntington Beach State ParkHuntington State Beach High Point22Orange23 
43.Big Basin Redwoods State ParkEagle Rock2488Santa Cruz222016-09-18 b
43.Lighthouse Field State BeachLighthouse Field State Beach High Point43Santa Cruz22 
45.Los Encinos State Historic ParkLos Encinos State Historic Park High Point765Los Angeles21 
45.Pio Pico State Historic ParkPio Pico State Historic Park High Point178Los Angeles21 
47.China Camp State ParkChina Camp State Park High Point1019Marin20 
47.Watts Towers State Historic ParkWatts Towers State Historic Park High Point106Los Angeles20 
47.Half Moon Bay State BeachHalf Moon Bay State Beach High Point48San Mateo20 
50.Antelope Valley California Poppy ReserveAntelope Buttes High Point3040Los Angeles19 
51.Mono Lake Tufa State Natural ReserveMono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve High Point6417Mono182014
51.Robert H. Meyer Memorial State BeachRobert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach High Point157Los Angeles18 
51.Huntington State BeachHuntington State Beach High Point17Orange18 
51.Malibu Lagoon State BeachMalibu Lagoon State Beach High Point10Los Angeles18 
55.Humboldt Redwoods State ParkGrasshopper Mountain3379Humboldt172017-05-27 b
55.California Citrus State Historic ParkCalifornia Citrus State Historic Park High Point1086Riverside17 
55.Point Lobos State Natural ReserveWhalers Knoll240Monterey17 
55.Morro Strand State BeachMorro Strand State Beach High Point21San Luis Obispo17 
55.Silver Strand State BeachSilver Strand State Beach High Point17San Diego17 
60.Emerald Bay State ParkEmerald Bay State Park High Point6830El Dorado162019-07-26 d
60.Corona del Mar State BeachCorona del Mar State Beach High Point89Orange16 
60.Natural Bridges Beach State ParkNatural Bridges State Beach High Point56Santa Cruz16 
63.Donner Memorial State ParkSchallenberger Ridge7469Placer15 
63.Rio de Los Angeles State Recreation AreaRio De Los Angeles SRA High Point381Los Angeles15 
63.California State Railroad Museum Point of InterestCalifornia State Railroad Museum High Point20Sacramento15 
66.San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic ParkSan Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park High Point663San Diego14 
66.Santa Cruz Historic ParkSanta Cruz State Historic Park High Point82Santa Cruz14 
66.California State Capitol MuseumCalifornia State Capitol Museum High Point21Sacramento14 
69.Kings Beach State Recreation AreaKings Beach State Recreation Area High Point6247Placer132019-07-26 c
69.Topanga State ParkTopanga State Park High Point2588Los Angeles13 
69.San Onofre State BeachSan Onofre State Beach High Point673Orange/San Diego13 
69.Martial Cottle Park State Recreation AreaMartial Cottle State Recreation Area High Point165Santa Clara13 
69.New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach High Point157Santa Cruz13 
69.Border Field State ParkBorder Field State Park High Point55San Diego13 
69.Dockweiler State BeachDockweiler State Beach High Point46Los Angeles13 
69.Pacifica State BeachPacifica State Beach High Point21San Mateo13 
77.Montara State BeachMontara State Beach High Point1667San Mateo12 
77.San Juan Bautista Historical State ParkSan Juan Bautista State Park High Point222San Benito12 
77.Pigeon Point Light Station Historic ParkPigeon Point Light Station Historic Park High Point69San Mateo12 
80.Lake Valley State Rec AreaLake Valley State Recreation Area High Point6325El Dorado11 
80.Thornton State BeachThornton State Beach Park High Point302San Mateo11 
80.Gray Whale State BeachGray Whale Cove State Beach High Point125San Mateo11 
80.Old Sacramento State Historic ParkOld Sacramento State Historic Park High Point23Sacramento11 
80.Robert W. Crown Memorial State BeachRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda11 
80.Robert W. Crown MSBRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda11 
80.Leland Stanford MansionLeland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento11 
87.Indio Hills Palms PropertyFan Hill1760Riverside10 
87.Sonoma State Historic ParkSonoma State Historic Park High Point102Sonoma10 
87.Asilomar State BeachAsilomar State Beach High Point96Monterey10 
87.Monterey State Historic ParkMonterey State Historic Park High Point93Monterey10 
87.Woodland Opera House State Historic ParkWoodland Opera House State Historical Park High Point66Yolo10 
87.Bean Hollow State BeachBean Hollow State Beach High Point40San Mateo10 
87.Sutters Fort State Historic ParkSutters Fort State Historic Park High Point26Sacramento10 
94.Malibu Creek State ParkMalibu Creek State Park High Point2739Los Angeles9 
94.Burleigh-Murray Ranch State ParkBurleigh-Murray Ranch State Park High Point1808San Mateo92019-02-02 d
94.Folsom Powerhouse State Historic ParkFolsom Powerhouse State Historic Park High Point223Sacramento9 
94.Manresa State BeachManresa State Beach High Point192Santa Cruz9 
94.Seacliff State BeachSeacliff State Beach High Point105Santa Cruz9 
94.San Buenaventura State BeachSan Buenaventura State Beach High Point19Ventura9 
94.State Indian Museum State Historic ParkState Indian Museum State Historic Park High Point19Sacramento9 
94.Emma Wood State BeachEmma Wood State Beach High Point18Ventura9 
102.Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic ParkPiute Butte3175Los Angeles8 
102.Sunset State BeachSunset State Beach High Point211Santa Cruz8 
102.Benicia Capitol State Historic ParkBenicia Capitol State Historic Park High Point34Solano8 
102.Governors Mansion State Historic ParkGovernors Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento8 
106.Washoe Meadow State ParkWashoe Meadow State Park High Point6486El Dorado7 
106.Red Rock Canyon State ParkRed Rock Canyon State Park High Point3708Kern7 
106.Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkHenry Cowell State Park High Point2601Santa Cruz7 
106.Indian Grinding Rock State Historic ParkIndian Grinding Rock State Historic Park High Point2598Amador7 
106.Tomales Bay State ParkTomales Bay State Park High Point1270Marin7 
106.Petaluma Adobe State Historic ParkPetaluma Adobe State Historic Park High Point162Sonoma7 
106.Marina State BeachMarina State Beach High Point144Monterey7 
106.El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic ParkEl Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park High Point52Santa Barbara7 
106.Candlestick Point State ParkCandlestick Point State Park High Point35San Francisco7 
115.Portola Redwoods State ParkPortola Redwoods State Park High Point2000San Mateo6 
115.Harmony Headlands State ParkHarmony Headlands State Park High Point512San Luis Obispo6 
115.Los Angeles State Historic ParkLos Angeles State Historic Park High Point320Los Angeles6 
115.Ide Adobe State Historic ParkIde Adobe State Historic Park High Point311Tehama6 
115.Refugio State BeachRefugio State Beach High Point200Santa Barbara6 
115.Benicia State Recreation AreaBenicia State Recreational Area High Point179Solano6 
115.Carmel River State BeachCarmel River State Beach High Point138Monterey6 
115.Monterey State BeachMonterey State Beach High Point95Monterey6 
115.Twin Lakes State BeachTwin Lakes State Beach High Point57Santa Cruz6 
115.Moss Landing State BeachMoss Landing State Beach High Point26Monterey6 
115.Mandalay State BeachMandalay State Beach High Point24Ventura6 
115.McGrath State BeachMcGrath State Beach High Point23Ventura6 
127.The Forest of Nisene Marks State ParkThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park High Point2659Santa Cruz5 
127.Millerton State Recreation AreaMillerton Lake State Recreation Area High Point2019Fresno5 
127.Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park High Point1834Santa Cruz5 
127.Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic ParkMarshall Gold Discovery SHM High Point1276El Dorado5 
127.Shasta Historic ParkShasta State Historic Park High Point1185Shasta52019-09-28 a
127.Pomponio State BeachPomponio State Beach High Point411San Mateo5 
127.Turlock Lake State ParkTurlock Lake State Park High Point321Stanislaus5 
127.Tijuana EstuaryTijuana Estuary NP Point of Interest High Point276San Diego5 
127.Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic ParkPoint Cabrillo Light Station SHP High Point189Mendocino5 
127.McConnell State ParkMcConnell State Park High Point145Merced5 
127.Manchester Beach State ParkManchester Beach State Park High Point141Mendocino5 
127.Schooner Gulch State BeachSchooner Gulch State Beach High Point92Mendocino5 
127.Carpinteria State BeachCarpinteria State Beach High Point33Santa Barbara5 
127.Emeryville Crescent State Marine ReserveEmeryville Crescent State Marine Reserve High Point10Alameda5 
141.Tomo-Kahni PeakTomo-Kahni Peak4964Kern4 
141.Henry Willard Coe State ParkHenry Coe State Park High Point3560Stanislaus4 
141.Empire Mine State Historic ParkEmpire Mine State Historic Park High Point2917Nevada4 
141.Chumash Painted Cave State Historic ParkChumash Painted Cave State Historic Park High Point2589Santa Barbara4 
141.Hearst San Simeon State ParkHearst San Simeon State Historical Monument High Point1617San Luis Obispo4 
141.San Luis Reservoir State Recreation AreaSan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area High Point1002Merced4 
141.Hatton Canyon PropertyHatton Canyon Property High Point612Monterey4 
141.Tule Elk State ReserveTule Elk Reserve State Park Highoint342Kern4 
141.Colonel Allensworth State Historic ParkColonel Allensworth State Historic Park High Point211Tulare4 
141.Bidwell-Sacramento River State ParkBidwell-Sacramento River State Park High Point142Butte4 
141.Greenwood State BeachGreenwood State Beach High Point112Mendocino4 
141.Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation AreaColusa-Sacramento River SRA High Point74Colusa4 
141.Eastshore State ParkEastshore State Park High Point40Contra Costa4 
141.Cayucos State BeachCayucos State Beach High Point13San Luis Obispo4 
141.Albany State Marine ReserveAlbany State Marine Reserve High Point10Alameda4 
156.Wassama Round House Historic State ParkWassama Round House Historic State Park High Point2308Madera3 
156.Weaverville Joss House State Historic ParkWeaverville Joss House SHP High Point2013Trinity32019-05-26 e
156.Butano State ParkButano State Park High Point1894San Mateo3 
156.Austin Creek State Recreation AreaAustin Creek State Recreation Area High Point1870Sonoma3 
156.California Mining & Mineral Museum State ParkCalifornia Mining and Mineral Museum Park High Point1803Mariposa3 
156.La Purísima Mission State Historic ParkLa Purisima Mission State Historic Park High Point571Santa Barbara3 
156.Point Sal State BeachPoint Sal State Beach High Point564Santa Barbara3 
156.Pescadero State BeachPescadero State Beach/Natural Preserve High Point293San Mateo3 
156.Marconi Conference Center State Historic ParkTower Hill255Marin3 
156.Woodson Bridge State Recreation AreaWoodson Bridge State Recreation Area High Point202Tehama3 
156.Bidwell Mansion State Historic ParkBidwell Mansion State Historic Park High Point192Butte3 
156.Fort Ord Dunes State ParkFort Ord Dunes State Park High Point160Monterey3 
156.George Hatfield State ParkGeorge Hatfield State Park High Point71Merced3 
156.Caspar Headlands State Natural ReserveCaspar Headlands State Natural Reserve High Point52Mendocino3 
156.Brannan Island State Recreation AreaBrannan Island State Recreation Area High Point41Sacramento3 
171.Bodie State ParkBodie Bluff8983Mono2 
171.Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCalaveras Big Trees State Park High Point5624Tuolumne2 
171.Malakoff Digging State Historical parkMalakoff Diggins Historic State Park High Point4291Nevada2 
171.South Yuba River State ParkSouth Yuba River State Park High Point3777Nevada2 
171.Castle Crags State ParkCastle Crags State Park High Point3724Shasta2 
171.McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State ParkMcArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park High Point3178Shasta2 
171.Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State ParkArthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park High Point3043Los Angeles2 
171.Columbia Historic State ParkColumbia Historic State Park High Point2391Tuolumne2 
171.Railtown Historic State ParkRailtown State Historic Park High Point1513Tuolumne2 
171.Sonoma Coast State ParkSonoma Coast State Park High Point1292Sonoma2 
171.Picacho State Recreation AreaRojo Grande710Imperial2 
171.San Gregorio State BeachSan Gregorio State Beach High Point410San Mateo2 
171.Bethany Reservoir State Recreation AreaBethany Reservoir State Recreation Area High Point365Alameda2 
171.Bale Grist Mill State Historic ParkBale-Grist Mill State Historic Park High Point360Napa2 
171.Azalea State Natural ReserveAzalea State Natural Reserve High Point253Humboldt2 
171.Castro Adobe Park PropertyCastro Adobe Park Property High Point238Santa Cruz2 
171.Trinidad State BeachTrinidad State Beach High Point193Humboldt2 
171.Caspar Headlands State BeachCaspar Headlands State Beach High Point167Mendocino2 
171.MacKerricher State ParkMacKerricher State Park High Point132Mendocino2 
171.Tolowa Dunes State ParkTolowa Dunes State Park High Point113Del Norte2 
171.Estero Bluffs State ParkEstero Bluffs State Park High Point103San Luis Obispo2 
171.Pismo State BeachPismo State Beach High Point92San Luis Obispo2 
171.Grasslands State ParkGrasslands State Park High Point87Merced2 
171.Fort Humboldt State Historic ParkFort Humboldt State Historic Park High Point56Humboldt2 
171.Little River State BeachLittle River State Beach High Point46Humboldt2 
171.Pelican State BeachPelican State Beach High Point40Del Norte2 
171.Zmudowski State BeachZmudowski State Beach High Point36Monterey2 
171.Salton Sea State Recreation AreaSalton Sea State Recreation Area High Point17Riverside2 
171.Franks Tract State Recreation AreaFranks Tract State Recreation Area High Point10Contra Costa2 
200.Grover Hot Springs State ParkGrover Hot Springs State Park High Point7465Alpine1 
200.Auburn State Recreation AreaAuburn State Recreation Area High Point3142Placer1 
200.Clear Lake State ParkClear Lake State Park High Point2101Lake1 
200.Bothe-Napa Valley State ParkBothe-Napa Valley State Park High Point2040Napa/Sonoma1 
200.Lake Del Valle State Recreation AreaLake Del Valle State Recreation Area High Point1983Alameda1 
200.Marshall Gold Discovery SHPMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park High Point1923El Dorado1 
200.Anderson Marsh State Historic ParkAnderson Marsh State Historic Park High Point1914Lake1 
200.Admiral Standley State Recreation AreaAdmiral Standley State Recreation Area High Point1611Mendocino1 
200.Fort Ross State Historic ParkFort Ross State Historic Park High Point1608Sonoma1 
200.Prairie Creek Redwoods State ParkPrairie Creek Redwoods State Park High Point1522Humboldt1 
200.Armstrong Redwoods State Natural ReserveArmstrong Redwoods State Reserve High Point1296Sonoma1 
200.Folsom Lake State Recreation AreaFolsom Lake State Recreation Area High Point1125El Dorado1 
200.Salt Point State ParkSalt Point State Park High Point1093Sonoma1 
200.Mendocino Headlands State ParkMendocino Headlands State Park High Point974Mendocino1 
200.Grizzly Creek Redwoods State ParkGrizzly Creek Redwoods State Park High Point935Humboldt1 
200.Kruse Rhododendron State Natural ReserveKruse Rhododendron State Reserve High Point886Sonoma1 
200.Hendy Woods State ParkHendy Woods State Park High Point850Mendocino1 
200.Harry A. Merlo State Recreation AreaHarry A. Merlo State Recreation Area High Point659Humboldt1 
200.Van Damme State ParkVan Damme State Park High Point657Mendocino1 
200.Russian Gulch State ParkRussian Gulch State Park High Point613Mendocino1 
200.Mendocino Woodlands State ParkMendocino Woodlands State Park High Point545Mendocino1 
200.Jug Handle State Natural ReserveJug Handle State Reserve High Point534Mendocino1 
200.Patricks Point State ParkPatricks Point State Park High Point495Humboldt1 
200.Navarro RiverRedwoods State ParkNavarro River Redwoods State Park High Point492Mendocino1 
200.Los Osos Oaks State Natural ReserveLos Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve High Point240San Luis Obispo1 
200.Westport Union-Landing State BeachWestport Union-Landing State Beach High Point129Mendocino1 
200.Salinas River State BeachSalinas River State Beach High Point51Monterey1 
200.Caswell Memorial State ParkCaswell Memorial State Park High Point43Stanislaus1 

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Thanks for Jim Retemeyer, David Sanger, and others, who have been doing a great deal of research on these summits. Many are obscure and/or hard to determine.This list is currently a work in progress and there will be many future updates.


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