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California Non-Sierra 10,000-foot Peaks

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RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft CountyRange (Level 5)Isol-MiAscents
1.White Mountain Peak14,2467196MonoWhite Mountains67.51074
2.Mount Shasta14,1629762SiskiyouMount Shasta Area334.71512
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908148MonoWhite Mountains.526
3.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385MonoWhite Mountains.735
4.Mount Dubois13,5592319MonoWhite Mountains9.6131
 The Jumpoff13,48040MonoWhite Mountains.721
5.Montgomery Peak13,4411241MonoWhite Mountains1.7270
6.Mount Barcroft13,040440MonoWhite Mountains2.5176
 Thumb Rock12,92383SiskiyouMount Shasta Area.115
7.Mount Hogue12,751351MonoWhite Mountains1.921
 East Headley Peak12,751231MonoWhite Mountains.912
 Headley Peak12,676156MonoWhite Mountains.415
8.Piute Mountain12,560880MonoWhite Mountains2.694
9.Sheep Mountain12,497497MonoWhite Mountains1.0102
10.Shastina12,330450SiskiyouMount Shasta Area.790
 Limestone Peak12,24040MonoWhite Mountains.069
 Peak 1178411,784224MonoWhite Mountains.69
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71070MonoWhite Mountains.444
11.Mount Patterson11,6734153MonoPine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5265
12.Wheeler Peak11,663343MonoPine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5123
13.Campito Mountain11,560720MonoWhite Mountains1.376
14.Benton Point11,512472MonoWhite Mountains1.19
15.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains162.51912
16.Peak 1144011,440320MonoWhite Mountains.513
 Mount Patterson - Northwest Peak11,400200MonoPine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.526
17.South Sister11,360760MonoPine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.778
18.Indian Peak11,297497MonoWhite Mountains.810
19.Blanco Mountain11,280840MonoWhite Mountains2.960
 Mud Creek Glacier Peak11,267267SiskiyouMount Shasta Area.82
20.County Line Hill11,240640MonoWhite Mountains1.364
 Jepson Peak11,205125San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.6452
 Big Draw Peak11,17111San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.297
21.Glass Mountain11,1603180MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2264
 Shastarama Point11,13595SiskiyouMount Shasta Area.26
22.Waucoba Mountain11,1233923InyoInyo Mountains20.0180
 Glass Mountain - North Peak11,123203MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area.686
23.Keynot Peak11,1013030InyoInyo Mountains17.1172
24.Telescope Peak11,0486168InyoPanamint Range57.2874
25.Clem Nelson Peak11,040840InyoWhite Mountains4.778
26.Bighorn Mountain10,997357San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.4237
27.Mount Inyo10,975935InyoInyo Mountains2.3171
28.Inyo Peak 334110,9611184InyoInyo Mountains4.119
29.White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560InyoWhite Mountains1.998
29.Peak 1092010,920440InyoWhite Mountains.720
 Peak 1092010,920240MonoWhite Mountains1.52
31.Bucks Peak10,868428MonoWhite Mountains1.235
 Dragons Head10,866186San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.3252
32.Middle Sister10,854854MonoPine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3127
33.Anderson Peak10,840840San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains2.8431
33.Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area.881
33.Silver Peak10,840320InyoWhite Mountains1.289
36.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319RiversideSan Jacinto Mountains20.32632
 Charlton Peak10,806246San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.7381
37.Peak 1080010,800320MonoWhite Mountains.915
38.Blue Benchmark - North Peak10,760300InyoInyo Mountains.819
 Peak 1076010,760280MonoWhite Mountains.512
 Blue Benchmark10,72530InyoInyo Mountains.418
 Little Charlton Peak10,69696San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.3296
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691171San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.7458
 Peak 1068010,680280MonoWhite Mountains2.03
 Shields Peak10,68080San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.7386
 Jean Peak10,670190RiversideSan Jacinto Mountains.6445
39.New York Butte10,6681148InyoInyo Mountains4.1148
 San Bernardino Peak10,649209San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.7707
40.Sunrise Mountain10,640560InyoWhite Mountains1.052
 Peak 1064010,640240MonoWhite Mountains2.04
 Mexican Mine Peak10,64040InyoWhite Mountains.854
41.Peak 1060010,600320InyoWhite Mountains.714
 Dave's Peak10,60080MonoWhite Mountains.216
 Kelty Peak10,597230MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area.443
42.Tres Plumas Peak10,592312MonoWhite Mountains1.913
 Alto Diablo10,563123San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.4235
 Little Dobbs Peak10,52040San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.2141
43.Peak 1049210,492387InyoInyo Mountains.715
 Dobbs Peak10,45959San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.4289
44.Lassen Peak10,4575229ShastaLassen Peak Area71.41171
45.Peak 1045210,452372MonoPine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.319
 South Telescope Peak10,450250InyoPanamint Range.920
46.Voon Meng Leow Peak10,440720InyoInyo Mountains1.639
 Peak 1044010,440280MonoWhite Mountains1.16
 Inyo Peak 1041410,41454InyoInyo Mountains.242
47.Peak 1040010,400320MonoWhite Mountains.76
 Shirley Peak10,38868RiversideSan Jacinto Mountains.2144
 Marion Mountain10,362202RiversideSan Jacinto Mountains.4378
48.Wünüpü Peak10,358678InyoInyo Mountains1.249
49.Inyo Peak 1030710,327447InyoInyo Mountains1.618
 Peak 314610,322217InyoInyo Mountains.55
 Peak 1032010,320280InyoWhite Mountains.46
50.Station Peak10,316596MonoWhite Mountains1.530
51.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains1.6290
52.Peak 1024010,240400MonoWhite Mountains.96
 Peak 312110,240135InyoInyo Mountains.45
53.Potato Peak10,2372557MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.5136
54.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.720
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192192InyoInyo Mountains.924
55.Bodie Mountain10,168328MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1120
56.Lake Peak10,161321San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.2286
 Newton Drury Peak10,16080RiversideSan Jacinto Mountains.2326
57.Cone Peak10,151440MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.756
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151271InyoInyo Mountains.513
58.Wilfred Peak10,138427MonoMono-Benton-Excelsior Area.851
 Red Peak10,121161MonoWhite Mountains.416
59.Peak 1012010,120560InyoWhite Mountains1.16
 Red Rock Flat10,11636San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.174
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,09494San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.8249
60.Peak 1008910,089574InyoInyo Mountains3.08
 Peak 1008010,080240InyoInyo Mountains1.54
 Roberts Ridge10,080120InyoWhite Mountains1.52
 Carmen Peak10,07510San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.157
61.Mount San Antonio10,0646224Los Angeles/San BernardinoSan Gabriel Mountains42.54640
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.2115
 Peak 1005510,05560San BernardinoSan Bernardino Mountains.245
 Rogers Peak9960360InyoPanamint Range.9284
 2 O'Clock Peak9960240InyoPanamint Range.510

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List Description

Any list of the highest peaks in California is dominated by the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of summits rise to over 10,000 feet. This list, however, excludes the Sierra Nevada peaks, providing a relatively short, geographically scattered list. These 10,000 footers range from the volcanoes of the Cascades in Northern California, through the higher fault-block ranges of the Great Basin, and down to the high summits of the San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto ranges near Los Angeles.

For anyone who thinks that high-altitude hiking and scrambling in California is equivalent to the Sierra, this list emphatically disproves that notion. The variety here makes for a unique and challenging list, but one requiring no special mountaineering skills. Mount Shasta is probably the hardest summit of the list, and it can be scrambled in a day by strong hikers.

 


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