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Reno-Truckee Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointVirginia Peak (8366 ft/2550 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNevada (99%), California (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,131 sq mi / 8,108 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent76 mi / 122 km North-South
79 mi / 128 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 28' N; 119° 20' W
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Map of Reno-Truckee Area
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Reno-Truckee Area.
Northwest Great Basin RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         South-Central Oregon RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Modoc-Lassen PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Warner MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuges AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black Rock Desert AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Steens Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Trout Creek AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Pyramid Lake AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northwest Humboldt River AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Reno-Truckee AreaLevel 5
                 French Range AreaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Hungry-Junction House RangesLevel 6 (Child)
                 Curnow RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Pah Rah RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Truckee RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Virginia RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Hot Spring MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Dead Camel MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Desert MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Terrill MountainsLevel 6 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Reno-Truckee Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Virginia Peak83662550Pah Rah Range
2.Pah Rah Mountain8240+2512+Pah Rah Range
3.Pond Peak80352449Pah Rah Range
4.North Pond Peak7907+2410+Pah Rah Range
5.Mount Davidson78642397Virginia Range
6.Petersen Mountains High Point7841+2390+French Range Area
7.Ophir Hill77822372Virginia Range
8.Mount Bullion76822341Virginia Range
9.Butler Peak7520+2292+Virginia Range
10.Dogskin Mountain74872282French Range Area
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Virginia Peak83662550Pah Rah Range
2.Mount Davidson78642397Virginia Range
3.Petersen Mountains High Point7841+2390+French Range Area
4.Juniper Peak72092197Truckee Range
5.Cleaver Peak67112046Desert Mountains
6.Curnow Range High Point64931979Curnow Range
7.Spanish Benchmark61611878Hungry-Junction House Ranges
8.Brown Knob60841854Terrill Mountains
9.Rocky 2 Benchmark55121680Hot Spring Mountains
10.Lahontan Benchmark53771639Dead Camel Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Reno-Truckee Area

Virginia Peak
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Summit cairn atop Virginia Peak (2019-05-10). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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Pah Rah Mountain
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Summit of Pah Rah Mountain from the south (2019-05-10). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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Mount Davidson
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Mt Davidson from the southeast after leaving Ophir Hill; Virginia City is just past and below the peak (2001-08-19). Photo by JohnE Sarna.
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Petersen Mountains High Point
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SE aspect of summit area of Petersen Mtns. HP (2017-09-22). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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Dogskin Mountain
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View of Dogskin Mtn. (L) and Dogskin Benchmark (R) (2017-08-13). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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Spanish Springs Peak
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Wild Mustangs in the valleys (2016-01-23). Photo by Chase Evans.
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Peak 7365
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Peak 7365 (right). Dogskin Mountain (left) (2021-03-12). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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Juniper Peak
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Juniper Peak from the west side approach road (2011-05-22). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Freds Mountain
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March 2018 view from Red Rock Road (2018-03-23). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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Two Tips East
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Approaching the summit of Two Tips East. Juniper Peak is to the left in the distance (2021-10-15). Photo by Marc Belanger.
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