Mount Oso

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Mount Oso
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Mount Oso in the distance.
Elevation 3,363 ft (1,025 m) NAVD 88[1]
Location Stanislaus County, California, U.S.
Range Diablo Range
Coordinates 37°30′27″N 121°22′28″W / 37.5074324°N 121.374384°W / 37.5074324; -121.374384Coordinates: 37°30′27″N 121°22′28″W / 37.5074324°N 121.374384°W / 37.5074324; -121.374384[1]
Topo map USGS Solyo
Easiest route Hike and/or Drive

Mount Oso (Spanish: Cerro del Oso) is a mountain in Western Stanislaus County, located on the Diablo Range. At 3,360 feet in elevation, it is the third highest point in Stanislaus County. There are many radio stations and an unused forest fire lookout tower on the mountain. It appears in the City of Modesto's logo due to its predominance in the area's skyline.


Mount Oso, oso - Spanish for bear, was probably discovered by Gabriel Moraga during his expeditions in the Central Valley. This mountain can clearly be seen in Modesto, California, and has a beautiful contrast with the almond orchard. There is no exact date of the first ascent of the mountain.


The mountain is in Western Stanislaus County, 10 miles west of Westley, California, and is not accessible to the public due to surrounding gated private property.