Palomar Mountain, California

Prominence: 2856 ft, 871 m

Elevation: 6140 feet, 1871 meters

True Isolation: 13.5 mi, 21.72 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6143 ft / 1872 m
Highest SummitHigh Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)33° 21' 48'' N, 116° 50' 11'' W
33.363361, -116.83635 (Dec Deg)
515225 E 3691582 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionSan Diego

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     California County Prominence Peaks (Rank #26)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 483
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 444)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2008-08-17 by Scott Surgent
     2009-03-27 by Amin Faraday
     2009-06-20 by Joe Nichols
     2010-11-17 by Joseph Hirniak
     2011-01-01 by Marit Chrislock
     2011-06-04 by David Francis (GPS Track)
     2011-06-18 by Jon Jones
     2012-04-02 by Bob Bolton
     2012-06-17 by Mat Kelliher
     2013-12-02 by Kathy Wing (GPS Track)
     2013-12-24 by Marit Chrislock
     2014-05-23 by David Comerzan
     2014-11-29 by Jim Wick
     2015-02-16 by Swingshift Hiker (Unsuccessful)
     2015-10-07 by Patrick ONeill (GPS Track)
     2015-11-18 by Connor McEntee
     2015-11-29 by Eric Chu (GPS Track)
     2016-01-16 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2016-10-27 by Nate B (GPS Track)
     2016-12-30 by Jacob Swary (GPS Track)
     2017-04-30 by Nichole Sterioti
     2017-04-30 by Ginger Partyka (GPS Track)
     2017-05-18 by Aaron Matthews (GPS Track)
     2017-07-02 by Mike Maki (GPS Track)
     2017-11-11 by Roy Randall (GPS Track)
     2017-12-02 by Robert Luher (GPS Track)
     2019-04-06 by Coby King (GPS Track)
     2019-08-11 by Thomas Brennan (GPS Track)
     2020-02-01 by Greg Sweel
     2020-02-21 by Chloë Sells (GPS Track)
     2020-08-22 by Garret Stoops (GPS Track)
     2020-11-28 by David Sharg (GPS Track)
     2020-12-16 by Greg Gerlach (GPS Track)
     2021-01-10 by Danny Chacon (GPS Track)
     2021-02-26 by Chad Thomas (GPS Track)
     2021-03-07 by Marcus Lostracco
     2021-04-10 by Chris Feifer (GPS Track)
     2021-04-10 by Gordon Jenkins (GPS Track)
     2021-05-15 by Travis Curry (GPS Track)
     2021-05-22 by Chad Reynolds (GPS Track)
     2022-03-31 by Doran Brown
     2022-10-16 by Dave Covill
     2023-04-15 by Duzzy Bill (GPS Track)
     2023-04-21 by Marc Nitz (GPS Track)
     2023-04-23 by Christopher O'Dea (GPS Track)

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Palomar Mountain from Lake Henshaw. Summit tower is vaguely visible on summit in left skyline. (2010-11-07). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2856 ft/870 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2856 ft/870 m
  Key Col: Sunshine Summit    3284 ft/1001 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 13.5 mi/21.72 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 33.3942, -116.6058
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Combs Peak  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Central and Southern California Ranges
Range4: Peninsular Southern California Ranges
Range5: San Diego Area Ranges
Drainage Basins
Santa Margarita
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Cleveland National Forest
Topo MapPalomar Observatory O33116c7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Oak Grove Trail to High Point (2018-04-28). Photo by Olga Ordonez.
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GPS satellite view of route to Palomar High Point (2021-08-08). Photo by Erik Korporaal.
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