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California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation

RankPeakIsol-Mi Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)NHN NameAscents
1.Mount Whitney1646.314,498Mount Whitney GroupPico de Aguila2933
8.White Mountain Peak67.514,246White MountainsMount Williamson877
20.North Palisade32.214,242PalisadesMount Williamson251
2.Mount Shasta334.714,162Mount Shasta AreaWhite Mountain Peak1260
24.Mount Ritter29.913,143Ritter Range-East YosemiteRuby Peak252
3.San Gorgonio Mountain162.511,499San Bernardino MountainsCharleston Peak1499
11.Telescope Peak57.211,048Panamint RangeEd Lane Point675
7.Lassen Peak71.410,457Lassen Peak AreaShastarama Point957
15.Mount San Antonio42.510,064San Gabriel MountainsWashington Monument3711
5.Eagle Peak87.49892Warner MountainsLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point138
16.Thompson Peak37.08994Salmon MountainsMount Eddy48
29.Tin Mountain28.18953Panamint RangePeak 9040125
6.Mount Pinos82.98831San Emigdio MountainsMount Hawkins718
37.Piute Peak25.18440Piute MountainsPeak 844377
30.Mount Ingalls27.58372Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaSierra Buttes155
23.Boulder Peak30.18299Marble MountainsChina Mountain36
10.South Yolla Bolly Mountain61.58094Yolla Bolly AreaLittle Stonewall Pass Peak93
26.Double Mountain28.87981Tehachapi MountainsPiute Benchmark98
25.Clark Mountain29.17907Clark Range-Ivanpah MountainsPotosi Mountain South201
36.Preston Peak25.27309Siskiyou MountainsKings Castle26
35.Cuyamaca Peak25.46512San Diego Area RangesHot Springs Mountain643
31.Avawatz Peak26.76155Northwest Mojave RangesPeak 6398140
4.Junipero Serra Peak131.85862Santa Lucia RangeCrow Peak219
18.Santiago Peak33.65687Santa Ana MountainsCalamity Canyon Peak560
32.Old Woman Mountain26.35325Southeast Mojave RangesPeak 1660143
14.San Benito Mountain43.25241Diablo RangePinyon Peak140
33.Cobb Mountain25.94720Mayacmas MountainsWindy Point143
9.Copernicus Peak65.24360Diablo RangePalo Escrito Peak257
28.King Peak28.34088Humboldt-Mendocino CoastLarabee Buttes-West Peak74
19.Mount Diablo32.83849Diablo RangeBlack Mountain924
21.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak32.12576Sonoma-Marin CoastMount Veeder272
22.Devils Peak31.12450Channel IslandsKnob 288239
13.Mount Orizaba49.42125Channel IslandsSaddle Peak West85
27.South Butte28.52120Sacramento Valley ButtesRattlesnake Point126
17.Thirst Benchmark33.81965Channel IslandsMount Orizaba6
12.Jackson Hill51.8907Channel IslandsPeak 9509
34.Signal Hill25.6634Channel IslandsWest Point 2 Benchmark11

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List Description

Thanks to Jim Moore, who provided many of the isolation limit points for this list. This means that the isolation distances on this list are the actual distances to the nearest higher point of land, not just the nearest summit that happens to be in the site's database.

This list shows the peaks that truly dominate the California landscape, each one standing as the highest point in the center of a circle over 50 miles in diameter (over 1,950 square miles).


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