List of highest mountain peaks of California

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The following sortable table lists the 16 mountain peaks of the U.S. State of California with at least 4000 meters (13,123.4 feet) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet) of topographic prominence.

4000 meter peaks[edit]

The 16 mountain peaks of California with 4000 meters of topographic elevation and 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Whitney[1][2][3][4] Sierra Nevada !B9916058788061 14,505 ft
4421 m
!B9919697922154 10,080 ft
3072 m
!B9852101298220 1,646 mi
2,649 km
36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.5786°N 118.2920°W / 36.5786; -118.2920 (Mount Whitney)
2 Mount Williamson[5][6] Sierra Nevada !B9916145797481 14,379 ft
4383 m
!B9937636304097 1,677 ft
511 m
!B9909289216953 5.4 mi
8.7 km
36°39′21″N 118°18′40″W / 36.6559°N 118.3111°W / 36.6559; -118.3111 (Mount Williamson)
3 White Mountain Peak[7][8][9][10] White Mountains !B9916234491383 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B9923068192248 7,196 ft
2193 m
!B9884050338246 67 mi
109 km
37°38′03″N 118°15′21″W / 37.6341°N 118.2557°W / 37.6341; -118.2557 (White Mountain Peak)
4 North Palisade[11][12][13][14] Sierra Nevada !B9916237185116 14,248 ft
4343 m
!B9932177059083 2,894 ft
882 m
!B9891456270708 32 mi
52 km
37°05′39″N 118°30′52″W / 37.0943°N 118.5145°W / 37.0943; -118.5145 (North Palisade)
5 Mount Shasta[15][16][17][18] Cascade Range !B9916285727388 14,179 ft
4322 m
!B9919947030052 9,832 ft
2997 m
!B9868031230184 335 mi
539 km
41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W / 41.4092°N 122.1949°W / 41.4092; -122.1949 (Mount Shasta)
6 Mount Humphreys[19][20][21] Sierra Nevada !B9916418564688 13,992 ft
4265 m
!B9933391688009 2,563 ft
781 m
!B9899280362974 15 mi
24 km
37°16′14″N 118°40′23″W / 37.2705°N 118.6730°W / 37.2705; -118.6730 (Mount Humphreys)
7 Mount Keith[22][23][24] Sierra Nevada !B9916425812722 13,982 ft
4262 m
!B9936198774631 1,936 ft
590 m
!B9914888248809 3.1 mi
5.0 km
36°42′00″N 118°20′37″W / 36.7001°N 118.3436°W / 36.7001; -118.3436 (Mount Keith)
8 Mount Darwin[25][26][27] Sierra Nevada !B9916529855882 13,837 ft
4218 m
!B9936432328346 1,891 ft
576 m
!B9906516383301 7 mi
11 km
37°10′01″N 118°40′20″W / 37.1669°N 118.6721°W / 37.1669; -118.6721 (Mount Darwin)
9 Mount Kaweah[28][29][30] Sierra Nevada !B9916551384313 13,807 ft
4209 m
!B9935737866612 2,027 ft
618 m
!B9902409603518 11 mi
17 km
36°31′34″N 118°28′43″W / 36.5261°N 118.4785°W / 36.5261; -118.4785 (Mount Kaweah)
10 Mount Morgan[31][32][33] Sierra Nevada !B9916587328602 13,758 ft
4193 m
!B9933065400337 2,648 ft
807 m
!B9903278141864 10 mi
16 km
37°24′19″N 118°43′58″W / 37.4053°N 118.7329°W / 37.4053; -118.7329 (Mount Morgan)
11 Mount Gabb[34][35] Sierra Nevada !B9916594938690 13,747 ft
4190 m
!B9933244542443 2,601 ft
793 m
!B9911607233094 4.3 mi
6.9 km
37°22′37″N 118°48′09″W / 37.3769°N 118.8025°W / 37.3769; -118.8025 (Mount Gabb)
12 Mount Tom[36][37][38] Sierra Nevada !B9916661264633 13,657 ft
4163 m
!B9935912076522 1,992 ft
607 m
!B9910549281056 4.8 mi
7.7 km
37°22′34″N 119°10′44″W / 37.3762°N 119.1789°W / 37.3762; -119.1789 (Mount Tom)
13 Mount Dubois[39][40] White Mountains !B9916728396208 13,565 ft
4135 m
!B9934306167611 2,339 ft
713 m
!B9903514046970 10 mi
16 km
37°47′00″N 118°20′36″W / 37.7834°N 118.3432°W / 37.7834; -118.3432 (Mount Dubois)
14 Mount Pinchot[41][42] Sierra Nevada !B9916776593512 13,500 ft
4115 m
!B9935338552757 2,110 ft
643 m
!B9910667315213 4.7 mi
7.6 km
36°56′50″N 118°24′19″W / 36.9473°N 118.4054°W / 36.9473; -118.4054 (Mount Pinchot)
15 Red Slate Mountain[43][44][45] Sierra Nevada !B9917029947320 13,162 ft
4012 m
!B9937286713613 1,736 ft
529 m
!B9904984836663 8 mi
13 km
37°30′27″N 118°52′09″W / 37.5075°N 118.8693°W / 37.5075; -118.8693 (Red Slate Mountain)
16 Mount Ritter[46][47] Sierra Nevada !B9917040097441 13,149 ft
4008 m
!B9928966779374 3,990 ft
1216 m
!B9895246858021 22 mi
35 km
37°41′21″N 119°11′59″W / 37.6891°N 119.1996°W / 37.6891; -119.1996 (Mount Ritter)

Note: Compare this list with the List of California fourteeners which includes peaks with at least 4267.2 meters (14,000 feet) of elevation and at least 91.44 meters (300 feet) of topographic prominence. The five highest peaks are the same on both lists, but this list of 4000 meter peaks excludes low prominence summits like Mount Sill, and includes high prominence, although slightly lower, peaks like Mount Humphreys.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The summit of Mount Whitney is the highest point of the Sierra Nevada, the State of California, and the contiguous United States.
  2. ^ "Mount Whitney". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mount Whitney". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ The elevation of Mount Whitney includes an adjustment of +1.869 m (+6.13 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  5. ^ "Mount Williamson". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ The elevation of Mount Williamson includes an adjustment of +1.807 m (+5.93 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  7. ^ The summit of White Mountain Peak is the highest point of the White Mountains.
  8. ^ "White Mountain Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  9. ^ "White Mountain Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ The elevation of White Mountain Peak includes an adjustment of +1.910 m (+6.27 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  11. ^ The summit of North Palisade is the highest point of the Palisades and the central Sierra Nevada.
  12. ^ "North Palisade". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ "North Palisade". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  14. ^ The elevation of North Palisade includes an adjustment of +1.867 m (+6.13 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  15. ^ The summit of Mount Shasta is the highest point of the southern Cascade Range.
  16. ^ "Mount Shasta". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Mount Shasta". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  18. ^ The elevation of Mount Shasta includes an adjustment of +1.791 m (+5.88 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  19. ^ "Mount Humphreys". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Mount Humphreys". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  21. ^ The elevation of Mount Humphreys includes an adjustment of +1.842 m (+6.04 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  22. ^ "Mount Keith". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Mount Keith". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  24. ^ The elevation of Mount Keith includes an adjustment of +1.795 m (+5.89 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  25. ^ "Mount Darwin". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Mount Darwin". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  27. ^ The elevation of Mount Darwin includes an adjustment of +1.886 m (+6.19 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  28. ^ The summit of Mount Kaweah is the highest point of the Great Western Divide.
  29. ^ "Mount Kaweah". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  30. ^ The elevation of Mount Kaweah includes an adjustment of +1.652 m (+5.42 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  31. ^ "Mount Morgan". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Mount Morgan". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  33. ^ The elevation of Mount Morgan includes an adjustment of +1.853 m (+6.08 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  34. ^ "Mount Gabb". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  35. ^ The elevation of Mount Gabb includes an adjustment of +1.958 m (+6.42 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  36. ^ "Mount Tom". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Mount Tom". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  38. ^ The elevation of Mount Tom includes an adjustment of +1.379 m (+4.52 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  39. ^ "Mount Dubois". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  40. ^ The elevation of Mount Dubois includes an adjustment of +1.879 m (+6.16 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  41. ^ "Mount Pinchot". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  42. ^ The elevation of Mount Pinchot includes an adjustment of +1.810 m (+5.94 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  43. ^ "Red Slate Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  44. ^ "Red Slate Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  45. ^ The elevation of Red Slate Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.893 m (+6.21 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  46. ^ "Mount Ritter". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  47. ^ The elevation of Mount Ritter includes an adjustment of +1.786 m (+5.86 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.

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