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California State Park High Points

List is an Incomplete and Unchecked First Draft

RankLand NamePeak Elev-Ft
1.Mount San Jacinto State ParkSan Jacinto Peak10,839Riverside1805
2.Bodie State ParkBodie Bluff8983Mono2
3.Donner Memorial State ParkSchallenberger Ridge7469Placer15
4.Grover Hot Springs State ParkGrover Hot Springs State Park High Point7465Alpine1
5.Plumas Eureka State ParkEureka Peak7447Plumas31
6.Providence Mountains State Recreation AreaEdgar Peak7162San Bernardino90
7.Emerald Bay State ParkEmerald Bay State Park High Point6830El Dorado16
8.Cuyamaca State ParkCuyamaca Peak6512San Diego583
9.Washoe Meadow State ParkWashoe Meadow State Park High Point6486El Dorado7
10.Mono Lake Tufa State Natural ReserveMono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve High Point6417Mono17
11.Lake Valley State Rec AreaLake Valley State Recreation Area High Point6325El Dorado10
12.Kings Beach State Recreation AreaKings Beach State Recreation Area High Point6247Placer13
13.Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkCombs Peak6193San Diego201
14.Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCalaveras Big Trees State Park High Point5624Tuolumne2
15.Palomar Mountain State ParkBoucher Hill5438San Diego247
16.Tomo-Kahni PeakTomo-Kahni Peak4964Kern4
17.Robert Louis Stevenson State ParkMount Saint Helena4343Sonoma209
18.Malakoff Digging State Historical parkMalakoff Diggins Historic State Park High Point4291Nevada2
19.Mount Diablo State ParkMount Diablo3849Contra Costa768
20.South Yuba River State ParkSouth Yuba River State Park High Point3777Nevada2
21.Castle Crags State ParkCastle Crags State Park High Point3724Shasta2
22.Red Rock Canyon State ParkRed Rock Canyon State Park High Point3708Kern7
23.Saddleback Butte State ParkSaddleback Butte3651Los Angeles122
24.Henry Willard Coe State ParkHenry Coe State Park High Point3580Stanislaus4
25.Humboldt Redwoods State ParkGrasshopper Mountain3379Humboldt17
26.Castle Rock State ParkCastle Rock3214Santa Cruz37
27.McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State ParkMcArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park High Point3178Shasta2
28.Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic ParkPiute Butte3175Los Angeles7
29.Fremont Peak State ParkFremont Peak3171Monterey/San Benito73
30.Auburn State Recreation AreaAuburn State Recreation Area High Point3142Placer1
31.Antelope Valley California Poppy ReserveAntelope Buttes High Point3060Los Angeles19
32.Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State ParkArthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park High Point3043Los Angeles2
33.Empire Mine State Historic ParkEmpire Mine State Historic Park High Point2917Nevada3
34.Malibu Creek State ParkMalibu Creek State Park High Point2739Los Angeles9
35.Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkBald Mountain2729Sonoma71
36.Lake Perris State Recreation AreaMount Russell2704Riverside89
37.The Forest of Nisene Marks State ParkThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park High Point2659Santa Cruz5
38.Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkHenry Cowell State Park High Point2601Santa Cruz7
39.Indian Grinding Rock State Historic ParkIndian Grinding Rock State Historic Park High Point2598Amador6
40.Chumash Painted Cave State Historic ParkChumash Painted Cave State Historic Park High Point2589Santa Barbara4
41.Topanga State ParkTopanga State Park High Point2588Los Angeles13
42.Mount Tamalpais State ParkMount Tamalpais-East Peak2573Marin568
43.Big Basin Redwoods State ParkEagle Rock2488Santa Cruz21
44.Columbia Historic State ParkColumbia Historic State Park High Point2391Tuolumne2
45.Jack London State ParkJack London State Park High Point2370Sonoma40
46.Wassama Round House Historic State ParkWassama Round House Historic State Park High Point2308Madera3
47.Clear Lake State ParkClear Lake State Park High Point2101Lake1
48.Bothe-Napa Valley State ParkBothe-Napa Valley State Park High Point2060Napa/Sonoma1
49.Millerton State Recreation AreaMillerton Lake State Recreation Area High Point2019Fresno5
50.Weaverville Joss House State Historic ParkWeaverville Joss House SHP High Point2013Trinity3
51.Portola Redwoods State ParkPortola Redwoods State Park High Point2000San Mateo6
52.Lake Del Valle State Recreation AreaLake Del Valle State Recreation Area High Point1983Alameda1
53.Pacheco State ParkSpikes Peak1927Merced37
54.Marshall Gold Discovery SHPMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park High Point1923El Dorado1
55.Anderson Marsh State Historic ParkAnderson Marsh State Historic Park High Point1914Lake1
56.Butano State ParkButano State Park High Point1894San Mateo3
57.Trione-Annadel State ParkBennett Mountain1887Sonoma31
58.Austin Creek State Recreation AreaAustin Creek State Recreation Area High Point1870Sonoma3
59.Santa Susana Pass State Historic ParkPass Point 1840'+1840Los Angeles36
60.Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park High Point1834Santa Cruz5
61.Burleigh-Murray Ranch State ParkBurleigh-Murray Ranch State Park High Point1808San Mateo9
62.California Mining & Mineral Museum State ParkCalifornia Mining and Mineral Museum Park High Point1803Mariposa3
63.Chino Hills State ParkSan Juan Hill1781Orange/San Bernardino161
64.Indio Hills Palms PropertyFan Hill1780Riverside10
65.Montara State BeachMontara State Beach High Point1667San Mateo11
66.Hearst San Simeon State ParkHearst San Simeon State Historical Monument High Point1617San Luis Obispo4
67.Admiral Standley State Recreation AreaAdmiral Standley State Recreation Area High Point1611Mendocino1
68.Fort Ross State Historic ParkFort Ross State Historic Park High Point1608Sonoma1
69.Olompali State Historic ParkBurdell Mountain1558Marin73
70.Prairie Creek Redwoods State ParkPrairie Creek Redwoods State Park High Point1522Humboldt1
71.Railtown Historic State ParkRailtown State Historic Park High Point1513Tuolumne2
72.Samuel P. Taylor State ParkBarnabe Mountain1466Marin73
73.Gaviota State ParkGaviota State Park High Point1325Santa Barbara25
74.Armstrong Redwoods State Natural ReserveArmstrong Redwoods State Reserve High Point1296Sonoma1
75.Sonoma Coast State ParkSonoma Coast State Park High Point1292Sonoma2
76.Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic ParkMarshall Gold Discovery SHM High Point1276El Dorado5
77.Tomales Bay State ParkTomales Bay State Park High Point1271Marin5
78.San Bruno State/County ParkSan Bruno State and County Park High Point1270San Mateo49
79.Shasta Historic ParkShasta State Historic Park High Point1185Shasta5
80.Folsom Lake State Recreation AreaFolsom Lake State Recreation Area High Point1125El Dorado1
81.Salt Point State ParkSalt Point State Park High Point1093Sonoma1
82.California Citrus State Historic ParkCalifornia Citrus State Historic Park High Point1086Riverside17
83.Crystal Cove State BeachCrystal Cove State Park High Point1033Orange42
84.China Camp State ParkChina Camp State Park High Point1019Marin18
85.San Luis Reservoir State Recreation AreaSan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area High Point1002Merced4
86.Mendocino Headlands State ParkMendocino Headlands State Park High Point974Mendocino1
87.Grizzly Creek Redwoods State ParkGrizzly Creek Redwoods State Park High Point935Humboldt1
88.Morro Bay State ParkCerro Cabrillo911San Luis Obispo41
89.Kruse Rhododendron State Natural ReserveKruse Rhododendron State Reserve High Point886Sonoma1
90.Hendy Woods State ParkHendy Woods State Park High Point850Mendocino1
91.Angel Island State ParkMount Caroline Livermore781Marin115
92.Los Encinos State Historic ParkLos Encinos State Historic Park High Point765Los Angeles21
93.Will Rogers State Historic ParkInspiration Point760Los Angeles50
94.Picacho State Recreation AreaRojo Grande710Imperial2
95.San Onofre State BeachSan Onofre State Beach High Point673Orange/San Diego13
96.San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic ParkSan Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park High Point663San Diego14
97.Harry A. Merlo State Recreation AreaHarry A. Merlo State Recreation Area High Point659Humboldt1
98.Van Damme State ParkVan Damme State Park High Point657Mendocino1
99.Russian Gulch State ParkRussian Gulch State Park High Point613Mendocino1
100.Hatton Canyon PropertyHatton Canyon Property High Point612Monterey4
101.La Purísima Mission State Historic ParkLa Purisima Mission State Historic Park High Point571Santa Barbara3
102.Point Sal State BeachPoint Sal State Beach High Point564Santa Barbara3
103.Mendocino Woodlands State ParkMendocino Woodlands State Park High Point545Mendocino1
104.Jug Handle State Natural ReserveJug Handle State Reserve High Point534Mendocino1
105.Harmony Headlands State ParkHarmony Headlands State Park High Point512San Luis Obispo6
106.Kenneth Hahn State Recreation AreaKenneth Hahn State Recreation Area High Point509Los Angeles39
107.Patricks Point State ParkPatricks Point State Park High Point495Humboldt1
108.Navarro RiverRedwoods State ParkNavarro River Redwoods State Park High Point492Mendocino1
109.Pomponio State BeachPomponio State Beach High Point411San Mateo4
110.San Gregorio State BeachSan Gregorio State Beach High Point410San Mateo2
111.Torrey Pines State Reserve ExtensionTorrey Pines State Reserve High Point407San Diego53
112.Rio de Los Angeles State Recreation AreaRio De Los Angeles SRA High Point381Los Angeles15
113.Bale Grist Mill State Historic ParkBale-Grist Mill State Historic Park High Point380Napa2
114.Bethany Reservoir State Recreation AreaBethany Reservoir State Recreation Area High Point365Alameda2
115.Tule Elk State ReserveTule Elk Reserve State Park Highoint342Kern4
116.Los Angeles State Historic ParkLos Angeles State Historic Park High Point330Los Angeles6
117.Turlock Lake State ParkTurlock Lake State Park High Point321Stanislaus5
118.Ide Adobe State Historic ParkIde Adobe State Historic Park High Point311Tehama6
119.Thornton State BeachThornton State Beach Park High Point302San Mateo11
120.Pescadero State BeachPescadero State Beach/Natural Preserve High Point293San Mateo3
121.Tijuana EstuaryTijuana Estuary NP Point of Interest High Point276San Diego5
122.Los Osos Oaks State Natural ReserveLos Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve High Point260San Luis Obispo1
123.Marconi Conference Center State Historic ParkTower Hill256Marin3
124.Azalea State Natural ReserveAzalea State Natural Reserve High Point253Humboldt2
125.Point Lobos State Natural ReserveWhalers Knoll250Monterey17
126.Castro Adobe Park PropertyCastro Adobe Park Property High Point238Santa Cruz2
127.Folsom Powerhouse State Historic ParkFolsom Powerhouse State Historic Park High Point223Sacramento9
128.San Juan Bautista Historical State ParkSan Juan Bautista State Park High Point222San Benito12
129.Colonel Allensworth State Historic ParkColonel Allensworth State Historic Park High Point211Tulare4
129.Sunset State BeachSunset State Beach High Point211Santa Cruz8
131.Point Dume State BeachPoint Dume203Los Angeles67
132.Woodson Bridge State Recreation AreaWoodson Bridge State Recreation Area High Point202Tehama3
133.Refugio State BeachRefugio State Beach High Point200Santa Barbara6
134.Trinidad State BeachTrinidad State Beach High Point193Humboldt2
135.Bidwell Mansion State Historic ParkBidwell Mansion State Historic Park High Point192Butte3
135.Manresa State BeachManresa State Beach High Point192Santa Cruz9
137.Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic ParkPoint Cabrillo Light Station SHP High Point189Mendocino5
138.Benicia State Recreation AreaBenicia State Recreational Area High Point179Solano6
139.Pio Pico State Historic ParkPio Pico State Historic Park High Point178Los Angeles21
140.Fort Ord Dunes State ParkFort Ord Dunes State Park High Point170Monterey3
141.Caspar Headlands State BeachCaspar Headlands State Beach High Point167Mendocino2
142.Martial Cottle Park State Recreation AreaMartial Cottle State Recreation Area High Point165Santa Clara13
143.Petaluma Adobe State Historic ParkPetaluma Adobe State Historic Park High Point162Sonoma7
144.New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach High Point157Santa Cruz13
144.Robert H. Meyer Memorial State BeachRobert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach High Point157Los Angeles18
146.San Clemente State BeachSan Clemente State Beach High Point149Orange23
147.McConnell State ParkMcConnell State Park High Point145Merced5
148.Marina State BeachMarina State Beach High Point144Monterey7
149.Bidwell-Sacramento River State ParkBidwell-Sacramento River State Park High Point142Butte4
150.Manchester Beach State ParkManchester Beach State Park High Point141Mendocino5
151.Carmel River State BeachCarmel River State Beach High Point138Monterey6
151.Gray Whale State BeachGray Whale Cove State Beach High Point138San Mateo9
153.MacKerricher State ParkMacKerricher State Park High Point132Mendocino2
154.Westport Union-Landing State BeachWestport Union-Landing State Beach High Point129Mendocino1
155.Tolowa Dunes State ParkTolowa Dunes State Park High Point113Del Norte2
156.Greenwood State BeachGreenwood State Beach High Point112Mendocino4
157.Watts Towers State Historic ParkWatts Towers State Historic Park High Point106Los Angeles20
158.Seacliff State BeachSeacliff State Beach High Point105Santa Cruz9
159.Estero Bluffs State ParkEstero Bluffs State Park High Point103San Luis Obispo2
160.Sonoma State Historic ParkSonoma State Historic Park High Point102Sonoma10
161.Asilomar State BeachAsilomar State Beach High Point96Monterey10
162.Monterey State BeachMonterey State Beach High Point95Monterey6
163.Monterey State Historic ParkMonterey State Historic Park High Point93Monterey10
164.Pismo State BeachPismo State Beach High Point92San Luis Obispo2
164.Schooner Gulch State BeachSchooner Gulch State Beach High Point92Mendocino5
166.Corona del Mar State BeachCorona del Mar State Beach High Point89Orange16
166.San Leucadia State BeachSan Leucadia State Beach High Point89San Diego25
168.Grasslands State ParkGrasslands State Park High Point87Merced2
169.South Carlsbad State BeachSouth Carlsbad State Beach High Point85San Diego24
170.Santa Cruz Historic ParkSanta Cruz State Historic Park High Point82Santa Cruz14
171.San Elijo State BeachSan Elijo State Beach High Point81San Diego28
172.Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation AreaColusa-Sacramento River SRA High Point74Colusa4
173.George Hatfield State ParkGeorge Hatfield State Park High Point71Merced3
174.Pigeon Point Light Station Historic ParkPigeon Point Light Station Historic Park High Point69San Mateo11
175.Old Town State Historic ParkOld Town San Diego State Historic Park High Point66San Diego43
175.Woodland Opera House State Historic ParkWoodland Opera House State Historical Park High Point66Yolo10
177.Moonlight State BeachMoonlight State Beach High Point62San Diego44
178.Bean Hollow State BeachBean Hollow State Beach High Point60San Mateo9
178.Pelican State BeachPelican State Beach High Point60Del Norte2
180.Twin Lakes State BeachTwin Lakes State Beach High Point57Santa Cruz6
181.Fort Humboldt State Historic ParkFort Humboldt State Historic Park High Point56Humboldt2
181.Natural Bridges Beach State ParkNatural Bridges State Beach High Point56Santa Cruz16
183.Border Field State ParkBorder Field State Park High Point55San Diego13
184.Doheny State BeachDoheny State Beach High Point54Orange25
185.Carlsbad State BeachCarlsbad State Beach High Point52San Diego1120
185.Caspar Headlands State Natural ReserveCaspar Headlands State Natural Reserve High Point52Mendocino3
185.El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic ParkEl Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park High Point52Santa Barbara6
188.Salinas River State BeachSalinas River State Beach High Point51Monterey1
189.Eastshore State ParkEastshore State Park High Point50Contra Costa4
190.Half Moon Bay State BeachHalf Moon Bay State Beach High Point48San Mateo19
191.Dockweiler State BeachDockweiler State Beach High Point46Los Angeles13
191.Little River State BeachLittle River State Beach High Point46Humboldt2
193.Caswell Memorial State ParkCaswell Memorial State Park High Point43Stanislaus1
193.Lighthouse Field State BeachLighthouse Field State Beach High Point43Santa Cruz22
195.Brannan Island State Recreation AreaBrannan Island State Recreation Area High Point41Sacramento3
195.Cardiff State BeachCardiff State Beach High Point41San Diego26
197.Zmudowski State BeachZmudowski State Beach High Point36Monterey2
198.Candlestick Point State ParkCandlestick Point State Park High Point35San Francisco7
199.Benicia Capitol State Historic ParkBenicia Capitol State Historic Park High Point34Solano7
200.Carpinteria State BeachCarpinteria State Beach High Point33Santa Barbara5
201.Moss Landing State BeachMoss Landing State Beach High Point26Monterey6
201.Sutters Fort State Historic ParkSutters Fort State Historic Park High Point26Sacramento10
203.Santa Monica State BeachSanta Monica State Beach High Point25Los Angeles36
204.Bolsa Chica State BeachBolsa Chica State Beach High Point24Orange24
204.Mandalay State BeachMandalay State Beach High Point24Ventura5
206.McGrath State BeachMcGrath State Beach High Point23Ventura5
206.Old Sacramento State Historic ParkOld Sacramento State Historic Park High Point23Sacramento10
206.Robert W. Crown MSBRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda11
206.Robert W. Crown Memorial State BeachRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda11
210.Huntington Beach State ParkHuntington State Beach High Point22Orange23
211.California State Capitol MuseumCalifornia State Capitol Museum High Point21Sacramento14
211.Morro Strand State BeachMorro Strand State Beach High Point21San Luis Obispo17
211.Pacifica State BeachPacifica State Beach High Point21San Mateo12
214.California State Railroad Museum Point of InterestCalifornia State Railroad Museum High Point20Sacramento13
214.Governors Mansion State Historic ParkGovernors Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento8
214.Leland Stanford MansionLeland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento11
217.San Buenaventura State BeachSan Buenaventura State Beach High Point19Ventura9
217.State Indian Museum State Historic ParkState Indian Museum State Historic Park High Point19Sacramento9
219.Emma Wood State BeachEmma Wood State Beach High Point18Ventura9
220.Huntington State BeachHuntington State Beach High Point17Orange18
220.Salton Sea State Recreation AreaSalton Sea State Recreation Area High Point17Riverside2
220.Silver Strand State BeachSilver Strand State Beach High Point17San Diego17
223.Cayucos State BeachCayucos State Beach High Point13San Luis Obispo4
224.Franks Tract State Recreation AreaFranks Tract State Recreation Area High Point10Contra Costa2
224.Malibu Lagoon State BeachMalibu Lagoon State Beach High Point10Los Angeles18
226.Albany State Marine ReserveAlbany State Marine Reserve High PointNullAlameda3
226.Emeryville Crescent State Marine ReserveEmeryville Crescent State Marine Reserve High PointNullAlameda5

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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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