Bear Mountain (Siskiyou County, California)

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Bear Mountain
Bear Mountain and tarn below Devil's Punchbowl in Siskiyou Wilderness.jpg
Bear Mountain and tarn below Devil's Punchbowl
Elevation 6,415 ft (1,955 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,251 ft (686 m)[1]
Listing Del Norte County High Point[1]
Location Del Norte / Siskiyou counties, California, U.S.
Range Klamath Mountains
Coordinates 41°47′46″N 123°40′19″W / 41.7962278°N 123.6720105°W / 41.7962278; -123.6720105Coordinates: 41°47′46″N 123°40′19″W / 41.7962278°N 123.6720105°W / 41.7962278; -123.6720105[2]
Topo map USGS Devils Punchbowl

Bear Mountain is a mountain located in the Klamath Mountains of Northern California. The summit, located in Siskiyou County, is at an elevation of 6,411 feet (1,954 m). The highest point in Del Norte County is located just west of the summit at about 6400+ feet (1951+ meters).[3][4] A cirque named Devil's Punchbowl containing a tarn is located on the mountain's north side.[5] Due to its location near the Pacific Ocean, the mountain receives tremendous snowfall during the winter.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Bear Mountain, California". Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Bear Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Bear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP, California". Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  4. ^ Suttle, Gary (1994). California County Summits. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. ISBN 0-89997-164-4. 
  5. ^ USGS. Devils Punchbowl quadrangle, California (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
  6. ^ "Subsection M261Ad - Siskiyou Mountains". USDA, Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-01-22.