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Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointLeavitt Peak (11,569 ft/3526 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia (94%), Nevada (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area10,338 sq mi / 26,775 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent134 mi / 216 km North-South
129 mi / 207 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 33' N; 120° 38' W
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Map of Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
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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 Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada.
Sierra NevadaLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra NevadaLevel 4
                 Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Desolation-Crystal RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Carson RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mokelumne Wilderness AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Carson-Iceberg AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Emigrant Wilderness AreaLevel 5 (Child)
         Yosemite-Ritter Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sequoia Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Leavitt Peak11,5693526Emigrant Wilderness Area
2.Sonora Peak11,4593493Carson-Iceberg Area
3.White Mountain11,3983474Carson-Iceberg Area
4.White Benchmark11,3243452Carson-Iceberg Area
5.Peak 1124511,2453427Emigrant Wilderness Area
6.Stanislaus Peak11,2333424Carson-Iceberg Area
7.Lost Cannon Peak11,0993383Carson-Iceberg Area
8.Peak 1101011,0103356Carson-Iceberg Area
9.Highland Peak10,9363333Carson-Iceberg Area
10.Freel Peak10,8813317Carson Range
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.Leavitt Peak11,5693526Emigrant Wilderness Area
2.Sonora Peak11,4593493Carson-Iceberg Area
3.Freel Peak10,8813317Carson Range
4.Round Top10,3813164Mokelumne Wilderness Area
5.Pyramid Peak99833043Desolation-Crystal Range
6.Granite Chief90062745Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area



Photos of Peaks in the Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada

Stanislaus Peak
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Stanislaus Peak viewed from the southeast approach (2012-08-23). Photo by David Porter.
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Freel Peak
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The windbreak at the summit of Freel Peak in the Tahoe-area Sierra (2009-09-05).
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Mount Rose
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Mount Rose is the highest and most prominent Sierra Nevada peak in the state of Nevada (2009-09-04).
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Mount Baldy-West Ridge
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The highest point in Placer County, CA is this rocky outcrop with an awesone view of Lake Tahoe (2009-09-04).
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Granite Chief
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View of Needle Lake and Granite Chief with Lake Tahoe and the Carson Range in the background. Seen from the summit of Needle Peak (2012-07-12). Photo by David Porter.
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