Mount Hopkins (California)

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Mount Hopkins
Pioneer Basin sunset.jpg
Mount Hopkins over Pioneer Basin, sunset
Elevation 12,304 ft (3,750 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 424 ft (129 m)[1]
Mount Hopkins is located in California
Mount Hopkins
Mount Hopkins
Fresno County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°27′50″N 118°48′46″W / 37.4638238°N 118.8129018°W / 37.4638238; -118.8129018Coordinates: 37°27′50″N 118°48′46″W / 37.4638238°N 118.8129018°W / 37.4638238; -118.8129018[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Abbot
First ascent 1934 by David Brower, Norman Clyde, and Hervey Voge[3]
Easiest route Hike from the east[3]

Mount Hopkins is in the John Muir Wilderness north of Kings Canyon National Park. It is one of four peaks that surround Pioneer Basin, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) south-southeast of Mount Crocker, 2 miles (3.2 km) west-southwest of Mount Huntington and 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Mount Stanford. The mountain was named for Mark Hopkins, one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Hopkins, California". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Mount Hopkins". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  3. ^ a b Voge, Hervey H.; Smatko, Andrew J. (1972). Mountaineer's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-87156-064-3. 
  4. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-08-11.