Diamond Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointAdams Peak (8199 ft/2499 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area595 sq mi / 1,541 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent44 mi / 71 km North-South
45 mi / 73 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 6' N; 120° 16' W
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Map of Diamond Mountains
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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 Diamond Mountains.
Northern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northwestern Sierra NevadaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Keddie-Grizzly-Dixie AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Diamond MountainsLevel 5
         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 Diamond Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Adams Peak81992499 
2.Crystal Peak7800+2377+ 
3.Thompson Peak77952376 
4.Diamond Mountain77382359 
5.Red Rock75962315 
6.Lightning Rod72502210 
7.Clarks Peak71792188 
8.Black Mountain71612183 
9.Babcock Peak70152138 
10.The Citadel69982133 
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 Diamond Mountains

Adams Peak
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West (left) and east summits of Adams Peak taken from Peak 8120+ (2016-06-22). Photo by Bob McLaughlin.
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Adams Peak-West Peak
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From the top of Adams (2020-05-16). Photo by Briana Jaskot.
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Crystal Peak
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The crystal on top of Crystal Peak (2020-05-23). Photo by Sean King.
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Thompson Peak
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ENE aspect of Thompson Peak rising above Hwy. 395 (2019-05-31). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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