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Piute Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPiute Peak (8440+ ft/2573+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia
Area1,129 sq mi / 2,925 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent46 mi / 74 km North-South
62 mi / 100 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 21' N; 118° 32' W
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Map of Piute Mountains
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Southern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Central South SierraLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Sierra CrestLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Greenhorn MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Scodie MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Piute MountainsLevel 5
         Tehachapai MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Piute Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Piute Peak8440+2573+ 
2.Pah Ute84172566 
3.Piute Lookout83262538 
4.Liebel Peak80352449 
5.Sorrell Peak77042348 
6.Breckenridge Mountain7560+2304+ 
7.Heald Peak69012103 
8.Cache Peak66982042 
9.Lightner Peak64301960 
10.Weldon Ridge High Point64061953 
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 Piute Mountains

Piute Lookout
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Approaching Piute Lookout summit (2014-03-21). Photo by Patrick ONeill.
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Nicolls Peak
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Heald and Nicolls from Onyx (2014-10-11). Photo by John Ray.
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