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California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

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RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 4)Isol-KmAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Whitney30724419Sequoia Sierra Nevada2649.52611 
2.Mount Shasta29754317California Cascades538.71120 
3.San Jacinto Peak25363304Peninsular Southern California Ranges32.71828 
4.San Gorgonio Mountain25283505Transverse Ranges261.51293 
5.White Mountain Peak21934342West Great Basin Ranges108.6740 
6.Mount San Antonio18973068Transverse Ranges68.43131 
7.Telescope Peak18803367West Great Basin Ranges92.0589 
8.Lassen Peak15943187California Cascades114.9829 
9.Mount Eddy15562751Klamath Mountains21.4273 
10.South Yolla Bolly Mountain14672467Northern California Coast Range98.985 
11.Mount Pinos14632692Transverse Ranges133.5607 
12.Junipero Serra Peak13551787Central California Coast Ranges212.1202 
13.Santiago Peak13371733Peninsular Southern California Ranges54.1496 
14.Eagle Peak13263015Northwest Great Basin Ranges140.6118 
15.Clark Mountain12902410Mojave Desert Ranges46.9170 
16.Mount Patterson12663558West Great Basin Ranges29.8175 
17.Toro Peak12182657Peninsular Southern California Ranges33.4149 
18.Tin Mountain12172729West Great Basin Ranges45.1107 
19.Mount Ritter12064006Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada48.2209 
20.Waucoba Mountain11963390West Great Basin Ranges32.2118 
21.Thompson Peak11932741Klamath Mountains59.541 
22.Double Mountain11652433Southern Sierra Nevada46.385 
23.Kingston Peak11362236Mojave Desert Ranges35.2108 
24.Pyramid Peak11292043West Great Basin Ranges38.7156 
25.Maturango Peak11092694West Great Basin Ranges34.778 
26.Dry Mountain10952644West Great Basin Ranges12.4102 
27.Nopah Range High Point10891949South Great Basin Ranges28.6118 
28.San Benito Mountain10611597Central California Coast Ranges69.6134 
29.Piute Peak10612573Southern Sierra Nevada40.369 
30.Loma Prieta10441154Central California Coast Ranges30.5132 
31.New York Mountains High Point10162296Mojave Desert Ranges38.2137 
32.Granite Mountain10101320Mojave Desert Ranges30.891 
33.Funeral Peak10071946West Great Basin Ranges31.773 
34.Avawatz Peak10041876Mojave Desert Ranges43.0116 
35.Breckenridge Mountain10002304Southern Sierra Nevada14.667 
36.Ord Mountain9901923Mojave Desert Ranges36.783 
37.Hines Peak9742047Transverse Ranges11.3151 
38.Glass Mountain9693402West Great Basin Ranges26.0178 
39.Goosenest9632524California Cascades22.043 
39.Cobb Mountain9631439Northern California Coast Range41.7131 
41.Freel Peak9593317Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada36.9371 
42.Mount Diablo9481173Central California Coast Ranges52.8808 
43.Bully Choop Mountain9462126Northern California Coast Range33.356 
44.Olancha Peak9403695Southern Sierra Nevada23.7209 
45.Copernicus Peak9391329Central California Coast Ranges104.9237 
46.Keynot Peak9243384West Great Basin Ranges27.5109 
47.Butt Mountain8992399Northern Sierra Nevada24.750 
48.King Peak8921246Northern California Coast Range45.564 
49.Crater Peak8912647California Cascades24.049 
50.Cone Peak8881571Central California Coast Ranges11.8163 
51.Boulder Peak8842530Klamath Mountains48.432 
52.North Palisade8824341Central Sierra Nevada51.8212 
52.Hot Springs Peak8822333Northwest Great Basin Ranges39.038 
54.Burney Mountain8732397California Cascades11.752 
55.Palomar Mountain8711871Peninsular Southern California Ranges21.7298 
56.Cuyamaca Peak8701985Peninsular Southern California Ranges40.9583 
57.Black Butte8671373Peninsular Southern California Ranges39.8121 
58.Hull Mountain8632095Northern California Coast Range21.745 
59.Mount Baden-Powell8532865Transverse Ranges11.9965 
60.Black Lassic8521803Northern California Coast Range23.936 
61.Mount Ingalls8512552Northern Sierra Nevada44.3139 
61.Granite Mountain8512061Mojave Desert Ranges21.7134 
63.Whipple Mountains High Point8501259Mojave Desert Ranges31.1104 
64.Iron Peak8491367Northern California Coast Range11.734 
65.Old Woman Mountain8331623Mojave Desert Ranges42.3119 
66.Straw Peak8261703Mojave Desert Ranges30.418 
67.Bald Eagle Mountain8242189Northern Sierra Nevada31.330 
68.Whale Peak8231630Peninsular Southern California Ranges15.2287 
69.Turtle Mountains High Point8101310Mojave Desert Ranges36.1100 
70.Sanhedrin Mountain8091882Northern California Coast Range12.137 
71.Mount Conness8023837Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada11.3289 
72.Mount Morgan8014190Central Sierra Nevada15.9179 
73.Tiefort Mountains High Point7991543Mojave Desert Ranges18.848 
74.Rainbow Ridge South7971102Northern California Coast Range18.718 
75.Hot Springs Mountain7961991Peninsular Southern California Ranges25.1292 
76.Bear Mountain7922109Southern Sierra Nevada17.646 
77.Hayfork Bally7921912Northern California Coast Range23.135 
78.Pyramid Peak7873043Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada19.6322 
79.Mount Gabb7874188Central Sierra Nevada6.969 
80.Mount Humphreys7814263Central Sierra Nevada23.7138 
81.Kern Peak7803499Southern Sierra Nevada15.396 
82.Potato Peak7793120West Great Basin Ranges21.794 
83.Spectre Peak7761366Mojave Desert Ranges33.8145 
84.Round Top7743164Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada22.0296 
85.Manly Peak7732193West Great Basin Ranges6.994 
86.Preston Peak7652228Klamath Mountains40.522 
87.Snow Mountain7612151Northern California Coast Range39.0141 
88.Coso Peak7592487West Great Basin Ranges20.723 
89.The Whaleback7582599California Cascades9.225 
90.Alamo Mountain7582245Transverse Ranges10.7161 
91.Highland Peak7493333Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada17.0126 
91.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak749785Northern California Coast Range51.7236 
93.Devils Peak747747Peninsular Southern California Ranges50.137 
94.Burnt Peak7461764Transverse Ranges23.3200 
95.Frazier Mountain7442438Transverse Ranges14.0235 
96.Black Butte7422270Northern California Coast Range31.1134 
97.Black Mountain7401560California Cascades9.721 
98.Cady Peak7401410Mojave Desert Ranges31.046 
99.Fredonyer Peak7392421Northwest Great Basin Ranges37.345 
100.Mount Dana7373980Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada18.4466 
101.Dixie Mountain7342538Northern Sierra Nevada29.764 
102.Chanchelulla Peak7311951Northern California Coast Range20.830 
103.Cahto Peak7291290Northern California Coast Range15.839 
104.Stewart Point7251605South Great Basin Ranges8.4115 
105.Last Chance Mountain7242577West Great Basin Ranges18.2118 
106.Observation Peak7212427Northwest Great Basin Ranges35.525 
107.Babbitt Peak7192670Northern Sierra Nevada22.084 
108.Eagle Peak7193611Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada9.341 
109.Mount Hoffman7172412California Cascades35.122 
109.Kettle Benchmark7172390Northern Sierra Nevada17.542 
111.Willow Creek Mountain7162386California Cascades10.422 
112.Mount Konocti7131310Northern California Coast Range18.182 
112.Palen Mountains High Point7131173Mojave Desert Ranges14.4100 
114.Towne Benchmark7092221West Great Basin Ranges8.771 
115.Mount Dubois7074133West Great Basin Ranges15.586 
116.Big Maria Mountains High Point7011031Mojave Desert Ranges33.5116 
117.Quail Mountain6991772Peninsular Southern California Ranges34.7332 
118.Mount Hoffmann6983307Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada9.2231 
119.Eagle Crags6931680Mojave Desert Ranges26.913 
120.Ash Creek Butte6882554California Cascades8.825 
121.Bear Mountain6861954Klamath Mountains6.050 
122.Russian Peak6802496Klamath Mountains27.719 
122.Eagle Mountain6801631Peninsular Southern California Ranges34.3177 
124.Sheep Hole Mountains High Point6761406Mojave Desert Ranges38.2141 
125.Edgar Peak6732183Mojave Desert Ranges39.190 
126.Caliente Mountain6721556Central California Coast Ranges15.9247 
127.Sandstone Peak671948Transverse Ranges34.4508 
128.Adams Peak6702499Northern Sierra Nevada.2110 
129.Pinto Peak6672288West Great Basin Ranges14.454 
130.Tower Peak6653583Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada12.896 
131.Shaffer Mountain6632053Northwest Great Basin Ranges18.949 
132.Owens Peak6622576Southern Sierra Nevada28.0240 
133.Big Pine Mountain6582073Transverse Ranges31.3172 
134.North Yolla Bolly Mountain6572397Northern California Coast Range19.946 
135.Providence Benchmark6552015Mojave Desert Ranges7.855 
136.Hawkins Peak6533055Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada9.6130 
137.Slate Mountain6532835Sequoia Sierra Nevada15.549 
138.Keddie Peak6522286Northern Sierra Nevada14.037 
138.Indian Creek Baldy6521912Klamath Mountains18.626 
140.Tombstone Mountain6501711California Cascades14.718 
141.Mount Orizaba648648Peninsular Southern California Ranges79.478 
142.Twin Peaks6473756Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada7.776 
143.Orocopia Mountains High Point6391163Peninsular Southern California Ranges17.2163 
144.Cottonwood Peak6362014Klamath Mountains19.230 
145.Otay Mountain6361087Peninsular Southern California Ranges1.9149 
146.Chews Ridge6361538Central California Coast Ranges19.156 
147.Mount Pinchot6334113Central Sierra Nevada7.571 
148.Reyes Peak6322290Transverse Ranges20.3209 
149.Mount Lola6302788Northern Sierra Nevada35.5262 
150.Palo Escrito Peak6301362Central California Coast Ranges11.518 
151.Red Mountain6281604Mojave Desert Ranges32.9184 
152.Santa Ynez Peak6271310Transverse Ranges20.587 
153.Thurston Peaks6262308Klamath Mountains12.414 
154.Brown Mountain6251565Mojave Desert Ranges13.421 
154.Clipper Mountain6251400Mojave Desert Ranges16.849 
156.South Butte625646Northern Sierra Nevada45.8116 
157.Leavitt Peak6253526Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada18.2208 
158.Scodie Mountain6242223Southern Sierra Nevada8.8176 
159.Mount Kaweah6184207Sequoia Sierra Nevada17.0106 
160.Salt Creek Mountain6151335California Cascades12.222 
161.Rodman Mountains High Point6131832Mojave Desert Ranges12.370 
162.Mount Warren6123757Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada8.1127 
163.Salmon Mountain6112120Klamath Mountains28.377 
164.Sonoma Mountains High Point611751Northern California Coast Range11.791 
 Brushy Mountain6071082Northern California Coast Range9.98 
 Oat Mountain6061142Transverse Ranges15.465 
 Mount Johnson6051056Central California Coast Ranges20.213 
 Mount Tom6014161Central Sierra Nevada7.6129 
 Mount Hood600832Northern California Coast Range16.787 
 Bonanza King5972146Klamath Mountains10.417 

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List Description

Note that the unranked peaks on this list have less than 2000 feet of clean prominece, but they do have 2000 feet or more of optimistic prominence. These unranked peaks are "error range" summits, and some of them may have a very good chance of being over the cutoff. Some climbers elect to ascend these unranked peaks for the sake of completeness.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1999 by Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Aaron Maizlish.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum, especially by Martin and Maizlish.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.


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