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California State Park High Points

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RankLand NamePeak Elev-Ft CountyAscents
1.Mount San Jacinto State ParkSan Jacinto Peak10,839Riverside1805
2.Carlsbad State BeachCarlsbad State Beach High Point52San Diego1123
3.Mount Diablo State ParkMount Diablo3849Contra Costa768
4.Cuyamaca State ParkCuyamaca Peak6512San Diego583
5.Mount Tamalpais State ParkMount Tamalpais-East Peak2572Marin568
6.Palomar Mountain State ParkBoucher Hill5438San Diego247
7.Robert Louis Stevenson State ParkMount Saint Helena4343Sonoma209
8.Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkCombs Peak6193San Diego201
9.Chino Hills State ParkSan Juan Hill1781Orange/San Bernardino161
10.Saddleback Butte State ParkSaddleback Butte3651Los Angeles122
11.Angel Island State ParkMount Caroline Livermore781Marin115
12.Providence Mountains State Recreation AreaEdgar Peak7162San Bernardino90
13.Lake Perris State Recreation AreaMount Russell2704Riverside89
14.Fremont Peak State ParkFremont Peak3171Monterey/San Benito73
14.Olompali State Historic ParkBurdell Mountain1558Marin73
14.Samuel P. Taylor State ParkBarnabe Mountain1466Marin73
17.Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkBald Mountain2729Sonoma71
18.Point Dume State BeachPoint Dume203Los Angeles67
19.Torrey Pines State Reserve ExtensionTorrey Pines State Reserve High Point407San Diego53
20.Will Rogers State Historic ParkInspiration Point760Los Angeles50
21.San Bruno State/County ParkSan Bruno State and County Park High Point1270San Mateo49
22.Moonlight State BeachMoonlight State Beach High Point62San Diego44
23.Old Town State Historic ParkOld Town San Diego State Historic Park High Point66San Diego43
24.Crystal Cove State BeachCrystal Cove State Park High Point1033Orange42
25.Morro Bay State ParkCerro Cabrillo911San Luis Obispo41
26.Jack London State ParkJack London State Park High Point2370Sonoma40
27.Kenneth Hahn State Recreation AreaKenneth Hahn State Recreation Area High Point509Los Angeles39
28.Castle Rock State ParkCastle Rock3214Santa Cruz37
28.Pacheco State ParkSpikes Peak1927Merced37
30.Santa Susana Pass State Historic ParkPass Point 1840'+1840Los Angeles36
30.Santa Monica State BeachSanta Monica State Beach High Point25Los Angeles36
32.Plumas Eureka State ParkEureka Peak7447Plumas31
32.Trione-Annadel State ParkBennett Mountain1887Sonoma31
34.San Elijo State BeachSan Elijo State Beach High Point81San Diego28
35.Cardiff State BeachCardiff State Beach High Point41San Diego26
36.Gaviota State ParkGaviota State Park High Point1325Santa Barbara25
36.San Leucadia State BeachSan Leucadia State Beach High Point89San Diego25
36.Doheny State BeachDoheny State Beach High Point54Orange25
39.South Carlsbad State BeachSouth Carlsbad State Beach High Point85San Diego24
39.Bolsa Chica State BeachBolsa Chica State Beach High Point24Orange24
41.San Clemente State BeachSan Clemente State Beach High Point149Orange23
41.Huntington Beach State ParkHuntington State Beach High Point22Orange23
43.Lighthouse Field State BeachLighthouse Field State Beach High Point43Santa Cruz22
44.Big Basin Redwoods State ParkEagle Rock2488Santa Cruz21
44.Los Encinos State Historic ParkLos Encinos State Historic Park High Point765Los Angeles21
44.Pio Pico State Historic ParkPio Pico State Historic Park High Point178Los Angeles21
47.Watts Towers State Historic ParkWatts Towers State Historic Park High Point106Los Angeles20
48.Antelope Valley California Poppy ReserveAntelope Buttes High Point3040Los Angeles19
48.Half Moon Bay State BeachHalf Moon Bay State Beach High Point48San Mateo19
50.China Camp State ParkChina Camp State Park High Point1019Marin18
50.Robert H. Meyer Memorial State BeachRobert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach High Point157Los Angeles18
50.Huntington State BeachHuntington State Beach High Point17Orange18
50.Malibu Lagoon State BeachMalibu Lagoon State Beach High Point10Los Angeles18
54.Mono Lake Tufa State Natural ReserveMono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve High Point6417Mono17
54.Humboldt Redwoods State ParkGrasshopper Mountain3379Humboldt17
54.California Citrus State Historic ParkCalifornia Citrus State Historic Park High Point1086Riverside17
54.Point Lobos State Natural ReserveWhalers Knoll240Monterey17
54.Morro Strand State BeachMorro Strand State Beach High Point21San Luis Obispo17
54.Silver Strand State BeachSilver Strand State Beach High Point17San Diego17
60.Emerald Bay State ParkEmerald Bay State Park High Point6830El Dorado16
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
65.San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic ParkSan Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park High Point663San Diego14
65.Santa Cruz Historic ParkSanta Cruz State Historic Park High Point82Santa Cruz14
65.California State Capitol MuseumCalifornia State Capitol Museum High Point21Sacramento14
68.Kings Beach State Recreation AreaKings Beach State Recreation Area High Point6247Placer13
68.Topanga State ParkTopanga State Park High Point2588Los Angeles13
68.San Onofre State BeachSan Onofre State Beach High Point673Orange/San Diego13
68.Martial Cottle Park State Recreation AreaMartial Cottle State Recreation Area High Point165Santa Clara13
68.New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach High Point157Santa Cruz13
68.Border Field State ParkBorder Field State Park High Point55San Diego13
68.Dockweiler State BeachDockweiler State Beach High Point46Los Angeles13
68.California State Railroad Museum Point of InterestCalifornia State Railroad Museum High Point20Sacramento13
76.San Juan Bautista Historical State ParkSan Juan Bautista State Park High Point222San Benito12
76.Pacifica State BeachPacifica State Beach High Point21San Mateo12
78.Montara State BeachMontara State Beach High Point1667San Mateo11
78.Thornton State BeachThornton State Beach Park High Point302San Mateo11
78.Pigeon Point Light Station Historic ParkPigeon Point Light Station Historic Park High Point69San Mateo11
78.Robert W. Crown Memorial State BeachRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda11
78.Robert W. Crown MSBRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda11
78.Leland Stanford MansionLeland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento11
84.Lake Valley State Rec AreaLake Valley State Recreation Area High Point6325El Dorado10
84.Indio Hills Palms PropertyFan Hill1760Riverside10
84.Sonoma State Historic ParkSonoma State Historic Park High Point102Sonoma10
84.Asilomar State BeachAsilomar State Beach High Point96Monterey10
84.Monterey State Historic ParkMonterey State Historic Park High Point93Monterey10
84.Woodland Opera House State Historic ParkWoodland Opera House State Historical Park High Point66Yolo10
84.Sutters Fort State Historic ParkSutters Fort State Historic Park High Point26Sacramento10
84.Old Sacramento State Historic ParkOld Sacramento State Historic Park High Point23Sacramento10
92.Malibu Creek State ParkMalibu Creek State Park High Point2739Los Angeles9
92.Burleigh-Murray Ranch State ParkBurleigh-Murray Ranch State Park High Point1808San Mateo9
92.Folsom Powerhouse State Historic ParkFolsom Powerhouse State Historic Park High Point223Sacramento9
92.Manresa State BeachManresa State Beach High Point192Santa Cruz9
92.Gray Whale State BeachGray Whale Cove State Beach High Point125San Mateo9
92.Seacliff State BeachSeacliff State Beach High Point105Santa Cruz9
92.Bean Hollow State BeachBean Hollow State Beach High Point40San Mateo9
92.San Buenaventura State BeachSan Buenaventura State Beach High Point19Ventura9
92.State Indian Museum State Historic ParkState Indian Museum State Historic Park High Point19Sacramento9
92.Emma Wood State BeachEmma Wood State Beach High Point18Ventura9
102.Sunset State BeachSunset State Beach High Point211Santa Cruz8
102.Governors Mansion State Historic ParkGovernors Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento8
104.Washoe Meadow State ParkWashoe Meadow State Park High Point6486El Dorado7
104.Red Rock Canyon State ParkRed Rock Canyon State Park High Point3708Kern7
104.Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic ParkPiute Butte3175Los Angeles7
104.Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkHenry Cowell State Park High Point2601Santa Cruz7
104.Petaluma Adobe State Historic ParkPetaluma Adobe State Historic Park High Point162Sonoma7
104.Marina State BeachMarina State Beach High Point144Monterey7
104.Candlestick Point State ParkCandlestick Point State Park High Point35San Francisco7
104.Benicia Capitol State Historic ParkBenicia Capitol State Historic Park High Point34Solano7
112.Indian Grinding Rock State Historic ParkIndian Grinding Rock State Historic Park High Point2598Amador6
112.Portola Redwoods State ParkPortola Redwoods State Park High Point2000San Mateo6
112.Harmony Headlands State ParkHarmony Headlands State Park High Point512San Luis Obispo6
112.Los Angeles State Historic ParkLos Angeles State Historic Park High Point320Los Angeles6
112.Ide Adobe State Historic ParkIde Adobe State Historic Park High Point311Tehama6
112.Refugio State BeachRefugio State Beach High Point200Santa Barbara6
112.Benicia State Recreation AreaBenicia State Recreational Area High Point179Solano6
112.Carmel River State BeachCarmel River State Beach High Point138Monterey6
112.Monterey State BeachMonterey State Beach High Point95Monterey6
112.Twin Lakes State BeachTwin Lakes State Beach High Point57Santa Cruz6
112.El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic ParkEl Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park High Point52Santa Barbara6
112.Moss Landing State BeachMoss Landing State Beach High Point26Monterey6
124.The Forest of Nisene Marks State ParkThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park High Point2659Santa Cruz5
124.Millerton State Recreation AreaMillerton Lake State Recreation Area High Point2019Fresno5
124.Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park High Point1834Santa Cruz5
124.Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic ParkMarshall Gold Discovery SHM High Point1276El Dorado5
124.Tomales Bay State ParkTomales Bay State Park High Point1270Marin5
124.Shasta Historic ParkShasta State Historic Park High Point1185Shasta5
124.Turlock Lake State ParkTurlock Lake State Park High Point321Stanislaus5
124.Tijuana EstuaryTijuana Estuary NP Point of Interest High Point276San Diego5
124.Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic ParkPoint Cabrillo Light Station SHP High Point189Mendocino5
124.McConnell State ParkMcConnell State Park High Point145Merced5
124.Manchester Beach State ParkManchester Beach State Park High Point141Mendocino5
124.Schooner Gulch State BeachSchooner Gulch State Beach High Point92Mendocino5
124.Carpinteria State BeachCarpinteria State Beach High Point33Santa Barbara5
124.Mandalay State BeachMandalay State Beach High Point24Ventura5
124.McGrath State BeachMcGrath State Beach High Point23Ventura5
124.Emeryville Crescent State Marine ReserveEmeryville Crescent State Marine Reserve High Point10Alameda5
140.Tomo-Kahni PeakTomo-Kahni Peak4964Kern4
140.Henry Willard Coe State ParkHenry Coe State Park High Point3560Stanislaus4
140.Chumash Painted Cave State Historic ParkChumash Painted Cave State Historic Park High Point2589Santa Barbara4
140.Hearst San Simeon State ParkHearst San Simeon State Historical Monument High Point1617San Luis Obispo4
140.San Luis Reservoir State Recreation AreaSan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area High Point1002Merced4
140.Hatton Canyon PropertyHatton Canyon Property High Point612Monterey4
140.Pomponio State BeachPomponio State Beach High Point411San Mateo4
140.Tule Elk State ReserveTule Elk Reserve State Park Highoint342Kern4
140.Colonel Allensworth State Historic ParkColonel Allensworth State Historic Park High Point211Tulare4
140.Bidwell-Sacramento River State ParkBidwell-Sacramento River State Park High Point142Butte4
140.Greenwood State BeachGreenwood State Beach High Point112Mendocino4
140.Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation AreaColusa-Sacramento River SRA High Point74Colusa4
140.Eastshore State ParkEastshore State Park High Point40Contra Costa4
140.Cayucos State BeachCayucos State Beach High Point13San Luis Obispo4
154.Empire Mine State Historic ParkEmpire Mine State Historic Park High Point2917Nevada3
154.Wassama Round House Historic State ParkWassama Round House Historic State Park High Point2308Madera3
154.Weaverville Joss House State Historic ParkWeaverville Joss House SHP High Point2013Trinity3
154.Butano State ParkButano State Park High Point1894San Mateo3
154.Austin Creek State Recreation AreaAustin Creek State Recreation Area High Point1870Sonoma3
154.California Mining & Mineral Museum State ParkCalifornia Mining and Mineral Museum Park High Point1803Mariposa3
154.La Purísima Mission State Historic ParkLa Purisima Mission State Historic Park High Point571Santa Barbara3
154.Point Sal State BeachPoint Sal State Beach High Point564Santa Barbara3
154.Pescadero State BeachPescadero State Beach/Natural Preserve High Point293San Mateo3
154.Marconi Conference Center State Historic ParkTower Hill255Marin3
154.Woodson Bridge State Recreation AreaWoodson Bridge State Recreation Area High Point202Tehama3
154.Bidwell Mansion State Historic ParkBidwell Mansion State Historic Park High Point192Butte3
154.Fort Ord Dunes State ParkFort Ord Dunes State Park High Point160Monterey3
154.George Hatfield State ParkGeorge Hatfield State Park High Point71Merced3
154.Caspar Headlands State Natural ReserveCaspar Headlands State Natural Reserve High Point52Mendocino3
154.Brannan Island State Recreation AreaBrannan Island State Recreation Area High Point41Sacramento3
154.Albany State Marine ReserveAlbany State Marine Reserve High Point10Alameda3
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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Acknowledgments

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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