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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

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RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.5774 
2.Mount Shasta14,1629762Mount Shasta Area334.71144 
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908148White Mountains.516 
3.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.724 
4.Mount Dubois13,5592319White Mountains9.695 
 The Jumpoff13,48040White Mountains.711 
5.Montgomery Peak13,4411241White Mountains1.7200 
6.Mount Barcroft13,040440White Mountains2.5113 
 Thumb Rock12,92383Mount Shasta Area.111 
7.Mount Hogue12,751351White Mountains1.913 
 East Headley Peak12,751231White Mountains.98 
 Headley Peak12,676156White Mountains.411 
8.Piute Mountain12,560880White Mountains2.654 
9.Sheep Mountain12,497497White Mountains1.060 
10.Shastina12,330450Mount Shasta Area.761 
 Limestone Peak12,24040White Mountains.047 
 Peak 1178411,784224White Mountains.66 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71070White Mountains.432 
11.Mount Patterson11,6734153Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5189 
12.Wheeler Peak11,663343Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.581 
13.Campito Mountain11,560720White Mountains1.344 
14.Benton Point11,512472White Mountains1.17 
15.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.51353 
16.Peak 1144011,440320White Mountains.58 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,400200Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.517 
17.South Sister11,360760Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.747 
18.Indian Peak11,297497White Mountains.88 
19.Blanco Mountain11,280840White Mountains2.930 
 Mud Creek Glacier Peak11,267267Mount Shasta Area.82 
20.County Line Hill11,240640White Mountains1.331 
 Jepson Peak11,205125San Bernardino Mountains.6339 
 Big Draw Peak11,17111San Bernardino Mountains.242 
21.Glass Mountain11,1603180Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2191 
 Shastarama Point11,13595Mount Shasta Area.25 
22.Waucoba Mountain11,1233923Inyo Mountains20.0130 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123203Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.659 
23.Keynot Peak11,1013030Inyo Mountains17.1120 
24.Telescope Peak11,0486168Panamint Range57.2616 
25.Clem Nelson Peak11,040840White Mountains4.738 
26.Bighorn Mountain10,997357San Bernardino Mountains.4182 
27.Mount Inyo10,975935Inyo Mountains2.3122 
28.Inyo Peak 334110,9611184Inyo Mountains4.113 
29.White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560White Mountains1.966 
29.Peak 1092010,920440White Mountains.79 
 Peak 1092010,920240White Mountains1.52 
31.Bucks Peak10,868428White Mountains1.220 
 Dragons Head10,866186San Bernardino Mountains.3192 
32.Middle Sister10,854854Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.397 
33.Anderson Peak10,840840San Bernardino Mountains2.8341 
33.Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.851 
33.White Mountains Radio Facility10,840320White Mountains1.250 
36.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319San Jacinto Mountains20.31892 
 Charlton Peak10,806246San Bernardino Mountains.7281 
37.Peak 1080010,800320White Mountains.97 
38.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.812 
 Peak 1076010,760280White Mountains.55 
 Blue Benchmark10,72530Inyo Mountains.413 
 Little Charlton Peak10,69696San Bernardino Mountains.3198 
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691171San Bernardino Mountains.7366 
 Peak 1068010,680280White Mountains2.03 
 Shields Peak10,68080San Bernardino Mountains.7309 
 Jean Peak10,670190San Jacinto Mountains.6342 
39.New York Butte10,6681148Inyo Mountains4.1112 
 San Bernardino Peak10,649209San Bernardino Mountains.7534 
40.Sunrise Mountain10,640560White Mountains1.025 
 Peak 1064010,640240White Mountains2.02 
 Mexican Mine Peak10,64040White Mountains.830 
41.Peak 1060010,600320White Mountains.78 
 Dave's Peak10,60080White Mountains.29 
 Kelty Peak10,597230Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.418 
42.Tres Plumas Peak10,592312White Mountains1.910 
 Alto Diablo10,563123San Bernardino Mountains.4181 
 Little Dobbs Peak10,52040San Bernardino Mountains.2102 
43.Peak 319810,492387Inyo Mountains.712 
 Dobbs Peak10,45959San Bernardino Mountains.4227 
44.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.4854 
45.Peak 1045210,452372Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.316 
 South Telescope Peak10,450250Panamint Range.914 
46.Voon Meng Leow Peak10,440720Inyo Mountains1.615 
 Peak 1044010,440280White Mountains1.14 
 Inyo Peak 1041410,41454Inyo Mountains.227 
47.Peak 1040010,400320White Mountains.76 
 Shirley Peak10,38868San Jacinto Mountains.295 
 Marion Mountain10,362202San Jacinto Mountains.4295 
48.Squaw Peak10,358678Inyo Mountains1.229 
49.Inyo Peak 1030710,327447Inyo Mountains1.613 
 Peak 314610,322217Inyo Mountains.55 
 Peak 1032010,320280White Mountains.45 
50.Station Peak10,316596White Mountains1.518 
51.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.6206 
52.Peak 1024010,240400White Mountains.95 
 Peak 312110,240135Inyo Mountains.45 
53.Potato Peak10,2372557Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.596 
54.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.710 
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192192Inyo Mountains.913 
55.Bodie Mountain10,168328Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.183 
56.Lake Peak10,161321San Bernardino Mountains.2203 
 Newton Drury Peak10,16080San Jacinto Mountains.2248 
57.Cone Peak10,151440Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.728 
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151271Inyo Mountains.512 
58.Wilfred Peak10,138427Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.825 
 Red Peak10,121161White Mountains.412 
59.Peak 1012010,120560White Mountains1.16 
 Red Rock Flat10,11636San Bernardino Mountains.148 
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,09494San Bernardino Mountains.8185 
60.Peak 307510,089574Inyo Mountains3.07 
 Peak 1008010,080240Inyo Mountains1.51 
 Roberts Ridge10,080120White Mountains1.51 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.132 
61.Mount San Antonio10,0646224San Gabriel Mountains42.53248 
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.270 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.223 
 Rogers Peak9960360Panamint Range.9183 
 2 O'Clock Peak9960240Panamint Range.55 

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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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