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California Cascades

Range TypePolitically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Shasta (14,162 ft/4317 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia (98%), Oregon (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area7,148 sq mi / 18,514 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent154 mi / 247 km North-South
95 mi / 153 km East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 2' N; 121° 40' W
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Map of California Cascades
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 California Cascades.
Cascade RangeLevel 3 (Parent)
         North CascadesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         South Washington CascadesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Oregon CascadesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         California CascadesLevel 4
                 Mount Shasta AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 California Cascades-CentralLevel 5 (Child)
                 Lassen Peak AreaLevel 5 (Child)



Major Peaks of the California Cascades

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Mount Shasta14,1624317Mount Shasta Area
2.Lassen Peak10,4573187Lassen Peak Area
3.Brokeoff Mountain92352815Lassen Peak Area
4.Eagle Peak92222811Lassen Peak Area
5.Green Butte91932802Mount Shasta Area
6.Mount Diller90852769Lassen Peak Area
7.Ski Heil Peak8920+2719+Lassen Peak Area
8.Pilot Pinnacle88862708Lassen Peak Area
9.Mount Helen88422695Lassen Peak Area
10.Bumpass Mountain87532668Lassen Peak Area
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Mount Shasta14,1624317Mount Shasta Area
2.Lassen Peak10,4573187Lassen Peak Area
3.Crater Peak86832647California Cascades-Central



Photos of Peaks in the California Cascades

Mount Shasta
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A classic view of the east side of Mount Shasta in September. Photo by Ken Jones.
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Lassen Peak

The volcanic moonscape of the summit crater (1992-08-21).
Ash Creek Butte
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Ash Creek Butte from The Whaleback. Photo by Ken Jones.
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Cinder Cone
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Cinder Cone view from the trail (2014-08-03). Photo by Vasili Slapik.
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