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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.HumboldtSalmon Mountain69562006  
2.TrinityMount Eddy90255105  
3.MendocinoAnthony Peak69541514  
4.GlennBlack Butte74482436  
5.ColusaSnow Mountain70562496  
6.LakeSnow Mountain70562496  
7.YoloLittle Blue Ridge3120680  
8.SolanoMount Vaca28191959  
9.San FranciscoMount Davidson925628  
10.San MateoLong Ridge2600120  
11.Santa CruzMount Bielawski32311671  
12.MontereyJunipero Serra Peak58624447  
13.Contra CostaMount Diablo38493109  
14.AlamedaDiscovery Peak38461086  
15.San JoaquinBoardman North3626226  
16.Santa ClaraCopernicus Peak43603080  
17.StanislausMount Stakes38041404  
18.MercedLaveaga Peak38011853  
19.San BenitoSan Benito Mountain52413481  
20.KingsTable Mountain3473335  
21.San Luis ObispoCaliente Mountain51062206  
22.Santa BarbaraBig Pine Mountain68002160  
23.KernSawmill Mountain8818418  
24.VenturaMount Pinos88314800  
25.Los AngelesMount San Antonio10,0646224  
26.San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294  
27.OrangeSantiago Peak56874387  
28.San DiegoHot Springs Mountain65332613  
29.RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,8398319  
30.ImperialBlue Angels Peak454853  
31.SiskiyouMount Shasta14,1629762  
32.ShastaLassen Peak10,4575229  
33.TehamaBrokeoff Mountain9235915  
34.ButteButte County High Point71200  
35.PlumasMount Ingalls83722792  
36.SutterSouth Butte21202050  
37.YubaYuba County High Point48250  
38.NevadaMount Lola91482068  
39.El DoradoFreel Peak10,8813146  
40.AmadorThunder Mountain9410330  
41.SacramentoCarpenter Benchmark828168  
42.CalaverasCorral Hollow Hill8170210  
43.AlpineSonora Peak11,4591816  
44.MaderaMount Ritter13,1433957  
45.TuolumneMount Lyell13,1141894  
46.FresnoNorth Palisade14,2422894  
47.InyoMount Whitney14,49810,078  
48.TulareMount Whitney14,49810,078  
49.ModocEagle Peak98924352  
50.LassenHat Mountain87451185  
51.MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,2467196  
52.Del NorteBear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP64000  
53.MarinMount Tamalpais-West Peak25762456  
54.SonomaCobb Mountain-Southwest Peak448080  
55.NapaMount Saint Helena-East Peak420040  
56.SierraMount Lola-North Ridge Peak88444  
57.MariposaParsons Peak-Northwest Ridge12,0400  
58.PlacerMount Baldy-West Ridge90405  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Bob Mattson, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

There are 58 counties in California, and their high points reflect the tremendous variety of the Golden State. The top of the list is dominated by the high peaks in the Sierra Nevada, plus the two 14,000-foot non-Sierra peaks in the state, Shasta and White Montain Peak. From the deserts a few miles from the Mexcian border, to deeply forested coastal hills in the state's northwest corner, to lonely and remote summits along the central coast, to the urban parks of the Bay Area, there is something for almost anyone on this list.

North Palisade, by consensus, is the most difficult climb technically on this list as a class 4 scramble. However, a number of lower peaks are on private land where you need to arrange for access.


  • By 1990 I had determined several of these high points by personal research.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled by Dinesh Desai, with generous help from Joy Desai, Bill Hauser, John Sarna, and Gary Suttle.
  • Book California County Summits by Garry Suttle (see link below).
  • In September, 2008, Jerry Brekhus of Montana determined the new Placer County high point, long thought to be Granite Chief Mountain.


     California County High Points

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       California County Summits (Suttle)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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