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California State Park High Points

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RankLand NamePeak Elev-Ft County
1.Mount San Jacinto State ParkSan Jacinto Peak10,839Riverside
2.Bodie State ParkBodie Bluff8983Mono
3.Donner Memorial State ParkSchallenberger Ridge7469Placer
4.Grover Hot Springs State ParkGrover Hot Springs State Park High Point7465Alpine
5.Plumas Eureka State ParkEureka Peak7447Plumas
6.Emerald Bay State ParkEmerald Bay State Park High Point6830El Dorado
7.Cuyamaca State ParkCuyamaca Peak6512San Diego
8.Washoe Meadow State ParkWashoe Meadow State Park High Point6486El Dorado
9.Mono Lake Tufa State Natural ReserveMono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve High Point6417Mono
10.Lake Valley State Rec AreaLake Valley State Recreation Area High Point6325El Dorado
11.Kings Beach State Recreation AreaKings Beach State Recreation Area High Point6247Placer
12.Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkCombs Peak6193San Diego
13.Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCalaveras Big Trees State Park High Point5624Tuolumne
14.Palomar Mountain State ParkBoucher Hill5438San Diego
15.Tomo-Kahni PeakTomo-Kahni Peak4964Kern
16.Robert Louis Stevenson State ParkMount Saint Helena4343Sonoma
17.Malakoff Digging State Historical parkMalakoff Diggins Historic State Park High Point4291Nevada
18.Mount Diablo State ParkMount Diablo3849Contra Costa
19.South Yuba River State ParkSouth Yuba River State Park High Point3777Nevada
20.Castle Crags State ParkCastle Crags State Park High Point3724Shasta
21.Red Rock Canyon State ParkRed Rock Canyon State Park High Point3708Kern
22.Saddleback Butte State ParkSaddleback Butte3651Los Angeles
23.Henry Willard Coe State ParkHenry Coe State Park High Point3560Stanislaus
24.Humboldt Redwoods State ParkGrasshopper Mountain3379Humboldt
25.Castle Rock State ParkCastle Rock3214Santa Cruz
26.McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State ParkMcArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park High Point3178Shasta
27.Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic ParkPiute Butte3175Los Angeles
28.Fremont Peak State ParkFremont Peak3171Monterey/San Benito
29.Auburn State Recreation AreaAuburn State Recreation Area High Point3142Placer
30.Antelope Valley California Poppy ReserveAntelope Buttes High Point3060Los Angeles
31.Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State ParkArthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park High Point3043Los Angeles
32.Empire Mine State Historic ParkEmpire Mine State Historic Park High Point2917Nevada
33.Malibu Creek State ParkMalibu Creek State Park High Point2739Los Angeles
34.Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkBald Mountain2729Sonoma
35.Lake Perris State Recreation AreaMount Russell2704Riverside
36.The Forest of Nisene Marks State ParkThe Forest of Nisene Marks State Park High Point2659Santa Cruz
37.Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkHenry Cowell State Park High Point2601Santa Cruz
38.Indian Grinding Rock State Historic ParkIndian Grinding Rock State Historic Park High Point2598Amador
39.Topanga State ParkTopanga State Park High Point2588Los Angeles
40.Mount Tamalpais State ParkMount Tamalpais-East Peak2572Marin
41.Big Basin Redwoods State ParkEagle Rock2488Santa Cruz
42.Columbia Historic State ParkColumbia Historic State Park High Point2391Tuolumne
43.Jack London State ParkJack London State Park High Point2370Sonoma
44.Wassama Round House Historic State ParkWassama Round House Historic State Park High Point2308Madera
45.Clear Lake State ParkClear Lake State Park High Point2101Lake
46.Bothe-Napa Valley State ParkBothe-Napa Valley State Park High Point2060Napa/Sonoma
47.Millerton State Recreation AreaMillerton Lake State Recreation Area High Point2019Fresno
48.Weaverville Joss House State Historic ParkWeaverville Joss House SHP High Point2013Trinity
49.Portola Redwoods State ParkPortola Redwoods State Park High Point2000San Mateo
50.Pacheco State ParkSpikes Peak1927Merced
51.Marshall Gold Discovery SHPMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park High Point1923El Dorado
52.Anderson Marsh State Historic ParkAnderson Marsh State Historic Park High Point1914Lake
53.Butano State ParkButano State Park High Point1894San Mateo
54.Trione-Annadel State ParkBennett Mountain1887Sonoma
55.Austin Creek State Recreation AreaAustin Creek State Recreation Area High Point1870Sonoma
56.Santa Susana Pass State Historic ParkPass Point 1840'+1840Los Angeles
57.Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park High Point1834Santa Cruz
58.Burleigh-Murray Ranch State ParkBurleigh-Murray Ranch State Park High Point1808San Mateo
59.California Mining & Mineral Museum State ParkCalifornia Mining and Mineral Museum Park High Point1803Mariposa
60.Chino Hills State ParkSan Juan Hill1781Orange/San Bernardino
61.Indio Hills Palms PropertyFan Hill1760Riverside
62.Montara State BeachMontara State Beach High Point1667San Mateo
63.Fort Ross State Historic ParkFort Ross State Historic Park High Point1608Sonoma
64.Olompali State Historic ParkBurdell Mountain1558Marin
65.Railtown Historic State ParkRailtown State Historic Park High Point1513Tuolumne
66.Samuel P. Taylor State ParkBarnabe Mountain1466Marin
67.Gaviota State ParkGaviota State Park High Point1325Santa Barbara
68.Armstrong Redwoods State Natural ReserveArmstrong Redwoods State Reserve High Point1296Sonoma
69.Sonoma Coast State ParkSonoma Coast State Park High Point1292Sonoma
70.Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic ParkMarshall Gold Discovery SHM High Point1276El Dorado
71.San Bruno State/County ParkSan Bruno State and County Park High Point1270San Mateo
71.Tomales Bay State ParkTomales Bay State Park High Point1270Marin
73.Shasta Historic ParkShasta State Historic Park High Point1185Shasta
74.Folsom Lake State Recreation AreaFolsom Lake State Recreation Area High Point1125El Dorado
75.Salt Point State ParkSalt Point State Park High Point1093Sonoma
76.California Citrus State Historic ParkCalifornia Citrus State Historic Park High Point1086Riverside
77.Crystal Cove State BeachCrystal Cove State Park High Point1033Orange
78.China Camp State ParkChina Camp State Park High Point1019Marin
79.San Luis Reservoir State Recreation AreaSan Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area High Point1002Merced
80.Morro Bay State ParkCerro Cabrillo911San Luis Obispo
81.Kruse Rhododendron State Natural ReserveKruse Rhododendron State Reserve High Point886Sonoma
82.Angel Island State ParkMount Caroline Livermore781Marin
83.Los Encinos State Historic ParkLos Encinos State Historic Park High Point765Los Angeles
84.Will Rogers State Historic ParkInspiration Point760Los Angeles
85.San Onofre State BeachSan Onofre State Beach High Point673Orange/San Diego
86.San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic ParkSan Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park High Point663San Diego
87.Hatton Canyon PropertyHatton Canyon Property High Point612Monterey
88.Harmony Headlands State ParkHarmony Headlands State Park High Point512San Luis Obispo
89.Kenneth Hahn State Recreation AreaKenneth Hahn State Recreation Area High Point509Los Angeles
90.Pomponio State BeachPomponio State Beach High Point411San Mateo
91.San Gregorio State BeachSan Gregorio State Beach High Point410San Mateo
92.Torrey Pines State Reserve ExtensionTorrey Pines State Reserve High Point407San Diego
93.Rio de Los Angeles State Recreation AreaRio De Los Angeles SRA High Point381Los Angeles
94.Bale Grist Mill State Historic ParkBale-Grist Mill State Historic Park High Point380Napa
95.Bethany Reservoir State Recreation AreaBethany Reservoir State Recreation Area High Point365Alameda
96.Tule Elk State ReserveTule Elk Reserve State Park Highoint342Kern
97.Turlock Lake State ParkTurlock Lake State Park High Point321Stanislaus
98.Los Angeles State Historic ParkLos Angeles State Historic Park High Point320Los Angeles
99.Ide Adobe State Historic ParkIde Adobe State Historic Park High Point311Tehama
100.Thornton State BeachThornton State Beach Park High Point302San Mateo
101.Pescadero State BeachPescadero State Beach/Natural Preserve High Point293San Mateo
102.Tijuana EstuaryTijuana Estuary NP Point of Interest High Point276 
103.Marconi Conference Center State Historic ParkTower Hill255Marin
104.Point Lobos State Natural ReserveWhalers Knoll250Monterey
105.Los Osos Oaks State Natural ReserveLos Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve High Point240San Luis Obispo
106.Castro Adobe Park PropertyCastro Adobe Park Property High Point238Santa Cruz
107.Folsom Powerhouse State Historic ParkFolsom Powerhouse State Historic Park High Point223Sacramento
108.San Juan Bautista Historical State ParkSan Juan Bautista State Park High Point222San Benito
109.Colonel Allensworth State Historic ParkColonel Allensworth State Historic Park High Point211Tulare
109.Sunset State BeachSunset State Beach High Point211Santa Cruz
111.Point Dume State BeachPoint Dume203Los Angeles
112.Woodson Bridge State Recreation AreaWoodson Bridge State Recreation Area High Point202Tehama
113.Trinidad State BeachTrinidad State Beach High Point193Humboldt
114.Bidwell Mansion State Historic ParkBidwell Mansion State Historic Park High Point192Butte
114.Manresa State BeachManresa State Beach High Point192Santa Cruz
116.Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic ParkPoint Cabrillo Light Station SHP High Point189Mendocino
117.Benicia State Recreation AreaBenicia State Recreational Area High Point179Solano
118.Pio Pico State Historic ParkPio Pico State Historic Park High Point178Los Angeles
119.Fort Ord Dunes State ParkFort Ord Dunes State Park High Point170Monterey
120.Martial Cottle Park State Recreation AreaMartial Cottle State Recreation Area High Point165Santa Clara
121.Petaluma Adobe State Historic ParkPetaluma Adobe State Historic Park High Point162Sonoma
122.New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach High Point157Santa Cruz
122.Robert H. Meyer Memorial State BeachRobert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach High Point157Los Angeles
124.San Clemente State BeachSan Clemente State Beach High Point149Orange
125.McConnell State ParkMcConnell State Park High Point145Merced
126.Marina State BeachMarina State Beach High Point144Monterey
127.Bidwell-Sacramento River State ParkBidwell-Sacramento River State Park High Point142Butte
128.Manchester Beach State ParkManchester Beach State Park High Point141Mendocino
129.Carmel River State BeachCarmel River State Beach High Point138Monterey
130.MacKerricher State ParkMacKerricher State Park High Point132Mendocino
131.Gray Whale State BeachGray Whale Cove State Beach High Point125San Mateo
132.Tolowa Dunes State ParkTolowa Dunes State Park High Point113Del Norte
133.Greenwood State BeachGreenwood State Beach High Point112Mendocino
134.Watts Towers State Historic ParkWatts Towers State Historic Park High Point106Los Angeles
135.Seacliff State BeachSeacliff State Beach High Point105Santa Cruz
136.Estero Bluffs State ParkEstero Bluffs State Park High Point103San Luis Obispo
137.Sonoma State Historic ParkSonoma State Historic Park High Point102Sonoma
138.Asilomar State BeachAsilomar State Beach High Point96Monterey
139.Monterey State BeachMonterey State Beach High Point95Monterey
140.Monterey State Historic ParkMonterey State Historic Park High Point93Monterey
141.Pismo State BeachPismo State Beach High Point92San Luis Obispo
141.Schooner Gulch State BeachSchooner Gulch State Beach High Point92Mendocino
143.Corona del Mar State BeachCorona del Mar State Beach High Point89Orange
143.San Leucadia State BeachSan Leucadia State Beach High Point89San Diego
145.Grasslands State ParkGrasslands State Park High Point87Merced
146.South Carlsbad State BeachSouth Carlsbad State Beach High Point85San Diego
147.Santa Cruz Historic ParkSanta Cruz State Historic Park High Point82Santa Cruz
148.San Elijo State BeachSan Elijo State Beach High Point81San Diego
149.Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation AreaColusa-Sacramento River SRA High Point74Colusa
150.George Hatfield State ParkGeorge Hatfield State Park High Point71Merced
151.Pigeon Point Light Station Historic ParkPigeon Point Light Station Historic Park High Point69San Mateo
152.Old Town State Historic ParkOld Town San Diego State Historic Park High Point66San Diego
152.Woodland Opera House State Historic ParkWoodland Opera House State Historical Park High Point66Yolo
154.Moonlight State BeachMoonlight State Beach High Point62San Diego
155.Bean Hollow State BeachBean Hollow State Beach High Point60San Mateo
156.Twin Lakes State BeachTwin Lakes State Beach High Point57Santa Cruz
157.Natural Bridges Beach State ParkNatural Bridges State Beach High Point56Santa Cruz
158.Border Field State ParkBorder Field State Park High Point55San Diego
159.Doheny State BeachDoheny State Beach High Point54Orange
160.Carlsbad State BeachCarlsbad State Beach High Point52San Diego
161.Salinas River State BeachSalinas River State Beach High Point51Monterey
162.Half Moon Bay State BeachHalf Moon Bay State Beach High Point48San Mateo
163.Dockweiler State BeachDockweiler State Beach High Point46Los Angeles
164.Caswell Memorial State ParkCaswell Memorial State Park High Point43Stanislaus
164.Lighthouse Field State BeachLighthouse Field State Beach High Point43Santa Cruz
166.Brannan Island State Recreation AreaBrannan Island State Recreation Area High Point41Sacramento
166.Cardiff State BeachCardiff State Beach High Point41San Diego
168.Eastshore State ParkEastshore State Park High Point40Contra Costa
168.Pelican State BeachPelican State Beach High Point40Del Norte
170.Zmudowski State BeachZmudowski State Beach High Point36Monterey
171.Candlestick Point State ParkCandlestick Point State Park High Point35San Francisco
172.Benicia Capitol State Historic ParkBenicia Capitol State Historic Park High Point34Solano
173.Moss Landing State BeachMoss Landing State Beach High Point26Monterey
173.Sutters Fort State Historic ParkSutters Fort State Historic Park High Point26Sacramento
175.Santa Monica State BeachSanta Monica State Beach High Point25Los Angeles
176.Bolsa Chica State BeachBolsa Chica State Beach High Point24Orange
177.Old Sacramento State Historic ParkOld Sacramento State Historic Park High Point23Sacramento
177.Robert W. Crown MSBRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda
177.Robert W. Crown Memorial State BeachRobert W Crown Memorial State Beach High Point23Alameda
180.Huntington Beach State ParkHuntington State Beach High Point22Orange
181.California State Capitol MuseumCalifornia State Capitol Museum High Point21Sacramento
181.Morro Strand State BeachMorro Strand State Beach High Point21San Luis Obispo
181.Pacifica State BeachPacifica State Beach High Point21San Mateo
184.California State Railroad Museum Point of InterestCalifornia State Railroad Museum High Point20Sacramento
184.Governors Mansion State Historic ParkGovernors Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento
184.Leland Stanford MansionLeland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park High Point20Sacramento
187.San Buenaventura State BeachSan Buenaventura State Beach High Point19Ventura
187.State Indian Museum State Historic ParkState Indian Museum State Historic Park High Point19Sacramento
189.Emma Wood State BeachEmma Wood State Beach High Point18Ventura
190.Huntington State BeachHuntington State Beach High Point17Orange
190.Salton Sea State Recreation AreaSalton Sea State Recreation Area High Point17Riverside
190.Silver Strand State BeachSilver Strand State Beach High Point17San Diego
193.Cayucos State BeachCayucos State Beach High Point13San Luis Obispo
194.Albany State Marine ReserveAlbany State Marine Reserve High Point10Alameda
194.Emeryville Crescent State Marine ReserveEmeryville Crescent State Marine Reserve High Point10Alameda
194.Franks Tract State Recreation AreaFranks Tract State Recreation Area High Point10Contra Costa
194.Malibu Lagoon State BeachMalibu Lagoon State Beach High Point10Los Angeles

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Acknowledgments

Thanks for Jim Retemeyer, David Sanger, and others, who have been doing a great deal of research on these summits. Many are obscure and/or hard to determine.This list is currently a work in progress and there will be many future updates.

 


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