Sonora Peak, California

Prominence: 1816 ft, 554 m

Elevation: 11,459 feet, 3493 meters

True Isolation: 4.71 mi, 7.57 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 11,464 ft / 3495 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 21' 14'' N, 119° 38' 8'' W
38.353852, -119.635556 (Dec Deg)
269708 E 4248364 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAlpine (Highest Point)

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     Weather for Sonora Peak at Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Jim Sommerville Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Peter Maurer Trip Report for Alpine, CA by John Garner Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Rich Wilson Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Ron Tagliapietra

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Lists that contain Sonora Peak:
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #11)
     California County High Points (Rank #10)
     Top 10 County High Points Grid for U.S. States (Rank #66)
     100 Highest CoHPs in Lower 48 (Rank #84)
     100 Highest CoHPs (Rank #92)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #93)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #91)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #101)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #152)
     California Wilderness High Points (Rank #14)
     USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points (Rank #4)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 297
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 284)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1970-07 by Frederick Johnson
     1996-07-05 by Richard Carey
     2009-09-13 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-06-10 by James Barlow (Unsuccessful)
     2010-09-02 by James Barlow
     2012-06-20 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2013-06-15 by Eric Noel
     2013-08-25 by Coby King (GPS Track)
     2014-09-14 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2015-06-20 by Patrick Bergeron (GPS Track)
     2015-09-12 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2015-10-20 by William Inman
     2016-05-29 by Mr. L (Unsuccessful)
     2016-05-30 by Mr. L (Unsuccessful)
     2016-07-09 by Swingshift Hiker
     2016-07-09 by Mr. L (GPS Track)
     2017-08-10 by Nick Flegel (GPS Track)
     2017-09-30 by Kimberly St.Clair
     2017-10-07 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)
     2018-07-24 by Greg Sweel
     2018-08-12 by J Thornton
     2019-07-28 by Brett Marciasini (GPS Track)
     2019-07-28 by Arthur Marciasini (GPS Track)
     2019-08-10 by Larry Pitman
     2019-11-23 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)

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Sonora Peak is only a couple miles north of Highway 108 at Sonora Pass, and this access helps make the summit an easy hike. Unlike the granite peaks for which the Sierra Nevada is famous, Sonora Peak is a pile of rotten volcanic scree. It is the highest point in Alpine County, California, and there is no higher summit further north in the Sierra.

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View from Sonora Peak, CA (2013-07-06). Photo by Jerry Beals.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1816 ft/554 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1816 ft/554 m
  Line Parent: Eocene Peak
  Key Col: Sonora Pass    9643 ft/2939 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 4.71 mi/7.57 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 38.2867, -119.6508
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Leavitt Peak  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Carson-Iceberg Area (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesPacific Crest
Sierra Nevada Crest
Drainage BasinsMajor Triple Divide Point
San Joaquin
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Stanislaus National Forest
Topo MapSonora Pass O38119c6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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