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California County High Points

Showing Roxanne Everett's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 58, or 60.34%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.InyoMount Whitney14,495Sequoia Sierra Nevada10,0752000-08-25
1.TulareMount Whitney14,495Sequoia Sierra Nevada10,0752000-08-25
3.MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,246West Great Basin Ranges71962004-09-27
4.FresnoNorth Palisade14,242Central Sierra Nevada2894 
5.SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades9762 
6.MaderaMount Ritter13,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada3957 
7.TuolumneMount Lyell13,114Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada1894 
8.MariposaParsons Peak-Northwest Ridge12,040Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada0 
9.San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain11,499Transverse Ranges82942002-09-29
10.AlpineSonora Peak11,459Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada18162002-10-05
11.El DoradoFreel Peak10,881Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada31462010-09-18
12.RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,839Peninsular Southern California Ranges83192002-09-26
13.ShastaLassen Peak10,457California Cascades52292002-10-07
14.Los AngelesMount San Antonio10,064Transverse Ranges62242004-06-19
15.ModocEagle Peak9892Northwest Great Basin Ranges4352 
16.AmadorThunder Mountain9410Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada3302002-10-06
17.TehamaBrokeoff Mountain9235California Cascades9152003-07-10
18.NevadaMount Lola9148Northern Sierra Nevada20682010-09-17
19.PlacerMount Baldy-West Ridge9040Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada52010-09-19
20.TrinityMount Eddy9025Klamath Mountains51052003-07-12
21.SierraMount Lola-North Ridge Peak8844Northern Sierra Nevada42010-09-17
22.VenturaMount Pinos8831Transverse Ranges48002001-06-07
23.KernSawmill Mountain8818Transverse Ranges4182001-06-07
24.LassenHat Mountain8737Northwest Great Basin Ranges1177 
25.PlumasMount Ingalls8372Northern Sierra Nevada2792 
26.CalaverasCorral Hollow Hill8170Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada210 
27.GlennBlack Butte7448Northern California Coast Range24362001-05-28
28.ButteButte County High Point7120Northern Sierra Nevada02003-07-11
29.ColusaSnow Mountain7056Northern California Coast Range24962001-05-29
29.LakeSnow Mountain7056Northern California Coast Range24962001-05-29
31.HumboldtSalmon Mountain6956Klamath Mountains2006 
32.MendocinoAnthony Peak6954Northern California Coast Range15142001-05-28
33.Santa BarbaraBig Pine Mountain6800Transverse Ranges2160 
34.San DiegoHot Springs Mountain6533Peninsular Southern California Ranges26132002-09-30
35.Del NorteBear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP6400Klamath Mountains0 
36.MontereyJunipero Serra Peak5862Central California Coast Ranges4447 
37.OrangeSantiago Peak5687Peninsular Southern California Ranges4387 
38.San BenitoSan Benito Mountain5241Central California Coast Ranges34812001-12-26
39.San Luis ObispoCaliente Mountain5106Central California Coast Ranges2206 
40.YubaYuba County High Point4825Northern Sierra Nevada0 
41.ImperialBlue Angels Peak4548Northern Baja California532001-12-23
42.SonomaCobb Mountain-Southwest Peak4480Northern California Coast Range80 
43.Santa ClaraCopernicus Peak4360Central California Coast Ranges30802001-05-31
44.NapaMount Saint Helena-East Peak4200Northern California Coast Range240 
45.Contra CostaMount Diablo3849Central California Coast Ranges31092001-05-31
46.AlamedaDiscovery Peak3840Central California Coast Ranges1080 
47.StanislausMount Stakes3804Central California Coast Ranges1404 
48.MercedLaveaga Peak3801Central California Coast Ranges1853 
49.San JoaquinBoardman North3626Central California Coast Ranges2262001-12-27
50.KingsTable Mountain3473Central California Coast Ranges335 
51.Santa CruzMount Bielewski3231Central California Coast Ranges16712001-06-02
52.YoloLittle Blue Ridge3120Northern California Coast Range680 
53.SolanoMount Vaca2819Northern California Coast Range19592001-06-08
54.San MateoLong Ridge2600Central California Coast Ranges1202001-06-02
55.MarinMount Tamalpais2571Northern California Coast Range24512001-05-30
56.SutterSouth Butte2120Northern Sierra Nevada20502001-12-15
57.San FranciscoMount Davidson925Central California Coast Ranges6282001-05-30
58.SacramentoCarpenter Benchmark828Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada1682001-06-08

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List Description

There are 58 counties in California, and their high points reflect the tremendous variety of the Golden State. The top of the list is dominated by the high peaks in the Sierra Nevada, plus the two 14,000-foot non-Sierra peaks in the state, Shasta and White Montain Peak. From the deserts a few miles from the Mexcian border, to deeply forested coastal hills in the state's northwest corner, to lonely and remote summits along the central coast, to the urban parks of the Bay Area, there is something for almost anyone on this list.

North Palisade, by consensus, is the most difficult climb technically on this list as a class 4 scramble. However, a number of lower peaks are on private land where you need to arrange for access.

Acknowledgements

  • By 1990 I had determined several of these high points by personal research.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled by Dinesh Desai, with generous help from Joy Desai, Bill Hauser, John Sarna, and Gary Suttle.
  • Book California County Summits by Garry Suttle (see link below).
  • In September, 2008, Jerry Brekhus of Montana determined the new Placer County high point, long thought to be Granite Chief Mountain.

Links

     California County High Points

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       California County Summits (Suttle)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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