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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

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RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscents
1.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.5919
2.Mount Shasta14,1629762Mount Shasta Area334.71303
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908148White Mountains.523
3.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.733
4.Mount Dubois13,5592319White Mountains9.6124
 The Jumpoff13,48040White Mountains.719
5.Montgomery Peak13,4411241White Mountains1.7244
6.Mount Barcroft13,040440White Mountains2.5151
 Thumb Rock12,92383Mount Shasta Area.112
7.Mount Hogue12,751351White Mountains1.920
 East Headley Peak12,751231White Mountains.912
 Headley Peak12,676156White Mountains.414
8.Piute Mountain12,560880White Mountains2.671
9.Sheep Mountain12,497497White Mountains1.078
10.Shastina12,330450Mount Shasta Area.772
 Limestone Peak12,24040White Mountains.053
 Peak 1178411,784224White Mountains.69
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71070White Mountains.435
11.Mount Patterson11,6734153Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5242
12.Wheeler Peak11,663343Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5109
13.Campito Mountain11,560720White Mountains1.367
14.Benton Point11,512472White Mountains1.17
15.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.51566
16.Peak 1144011,440320White Mountains.511
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,400200Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.523
17.South Sister11,360760Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.766
18.Indian Peak11,297497White Mountains.810
19.Blanco Mountain11,280840White Mountains2.943
 Mud Creek Glacier Peak11,267267Mount Shasta Area.82
20.County Line Hill11,240640White Mountains1.344
 Jepson Peak11,205125San Bernardino Mountains.6378
 Big Draw Peak11,17111San Bernardino Mountains.257
21.Glass Mountain11,1603180Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2232
 Shastarama Point11,13595Mount Shasta Area.26
22.Waucoba Mountain11,1233923Inyo Mountains20.0160
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123203Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.677
23.Keynot Peak11,1013030Inyo Mountains17.1158
24.Telescope Peak11,0486168Panamint Range57.2745
25.Clem Nelson Peak11,040840White Mountains4.759
26.Bighorn Mountain10,997357San Bernardino Mountains.4200
27.Mount Inyo10,975935Inyo Mountains2.3152
28.Inyo Peak 334110,9611184Inyo Mountains4.114
29.White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560White Mountains1.985
29.Peak 1092010,920440White Mountains.715
 Peak 1092010,920240White Mountains1.52
31.Bucks Peak10,868428White Mountains1.225
 Dragons Head10,866186San Bernardino Mountains.3212
32.Middle Sister10,854854Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3112
33.Anderson Peak10,840840San Bernardino Mountains2.8395
33.Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.865
33.Silver Peak10,840320White Mountains1.271
36.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319San Jacinto Mountains20.32200
 Charlton Peak10,806246San Bernardino Mountains.7323
37.Peak 1080010,800320White Mountains.98
38.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.814
 Peak 1076010,760280White Mountains.55
 Blue Benchmark10,72530Inyo Mountains.414
 Little Charlton Peak10,69696San Bernardino Mountains.3241
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691171San Bernardino Mountains.7419
 Peak 1068010,680280White Mountains2.03
 Shields Peak10,68080San Bernardino Mountains.7353
 Jean Peak10,670190San Jacinto Mountains.6386
39.New York Butte10,6681148Inyo Mountains4.1137
 San Bernardino Peak10,649209San Bernardino Mountains.7622
40.Sunrise Mountain10,640560White Mountains1.037
 Peak 1064010,640240White Mountains2.03
 Mexican Mine Peak10,64040White Mountains.840
41.Peak 1060010,600320White Mountains.712
 Dave's Peak10,60080White Mountains.212
 Kelty Peak10,597230Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.435
42.Tres Plumas Peak10,592312White Mountains1.912
 Alto Diablo10,563123San Bernardino Mountains.4215
 Little Dobbs Peak10,52040San Bernardino Mountains.2118
43.Peak 319810,492387Inyo Mountains.713
 Dobbs Peak10,45959San Bernardino Mountains.4249
44.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.4990
45.Peak 1045210,452372Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.319
 South Telescope Peak10,450250Panamint Range.917
46.Voon Meng Leow Peak10,440720Inyo Mountains1.631
 Peak 1044010,440280White Mountains1.15
 Inyo Peak 1041410,41454Inyo Mountains.239
47.Peak 1040010,400320White Mountains.76
 Shirley Peak10,38868San Jacinto Mountains.2118
 Marion Mountain10,362202San Jacinto Mountains.4330
48.Squaw Peak10,358678Inyo Mountains1.241
49.Inyo Peak 1030710,327447Inyo Mountains1.617
 Peak 314610,322217Inyo Mountains.55
 Peak 1032010,320280White Mountains.45
50.Station Peak10,316596White Mountains1.526
51.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.6233
52.Peak 1024010,240400White Mountains.96
 Peak 312110,240135Inyo Mountains.45
53.Potato Peak10,2372557Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.5108
54.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.714
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192192Inyo Mountains.921
55.Bodie Mountain10,168328Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.195
56.Lake Peak10,161321San Bernardino Mountains.2227
 Newton Drury Peak10,16080San Jacinto Mountains.2273
57.Cone Peak10,151440Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.747
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151271Inyo Mountains.513
58.Wilfred Peak10,138427Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.843
 Red Peak10,121161White Mountains.414
59.Peak 1012010,120560White Mountains1.16
 Red Rock Flat10,11636San Bernardino Mountains.168
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,09494San Bernardino Mountains.8205
60.Peak 307510,089574Inyo Mountains3.08
 Peak 1008010,080240Inyo Mountains1.54
 Roberts Ridge10,080120White Mountains1.51
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.139
61.Mount San Antonio10,0646224San Gabriel Mountains42.54000
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.281
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.229
 Rogers Peak9960360Panamint Range.9241
 2 O'Clock Peak9960240Panamint Range.58

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List Description

Any list of the highest peaks in California is dominated by the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of summits rise to over 10,000 feet. This list, however, excludes the Sierra Nevada peaks, providing a relatively short, geographically scattered list. These 10,000 footers range from the volcanoes of the Cascades in Northern California, through the higher fault-block ranges of the Great Basin, and down to the high summits of the San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto ranges near Los Angeles.

For anyone who thinks that high-altitude hiking and scrambling in California is equivalent to the Sierra, this list emphatically disproves that notion. The variety here makes for a unique and challenging list, but one requiring no special mountaineering skills. Mount Shasta is probably the hardest summit of the list, and it can be scrambled in a day by strong hikers.

 


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