Northwestern Sierra Nevada

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointButt Mountain (7870 ft/2399 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area2,208 sq mi / 5,718 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent57 mi / 92 km North-South
73 mi / 117 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 52' N; 121° 25' W
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Map of Northwestern Sierra Nevada
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northwestern Sierra Nevada.
Northern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwestern Sierra NevadaLevel 5
         Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Diamond MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sacramento Valley ButtesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central North SierraLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North Donner Pass AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Bald Mountain Range-Sierra ValleyLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northwestern Sierra Nevada

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Butt Mountain78702399 
2.Shanghai Creek Peak76572334 
3.Bald Eagle Mountain71832189 
4.Peak 71607160+2182+ 
5.Mount Pleasant7120+2170+ 
6.Humboldt Peak70872160 
7.Eagle Rocks Benchmark70632153 
9.Spanish Peak6960+2121+ 
10.Peak 693569352114 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Northwestern Sierra Nevada

Butt Mountain
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The final stretch below the summit of Butt Mountain (2017-07-17). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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Butte County High Point
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Butte county HP sign, register, and my little ones (2015-10-28). Photo by Brian McCarty.
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Paul Benchmark
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Pauls Creek Point, aka Paul Benchmark (2017-12-07). Photo by Bob McLaughlin.
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Bloomer Hill
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The fire lookout on the summit of Bloomer Hill (2015-07-18). Photo by Andrew Kirmse.
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