Sawtooth Peak's west face over the Mineral King Valley, September 2005
|Elevation||12,348 ft (3,764 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||663 ft (202 m)|
|Parent peak||Needham Mountain|
|Listing||Sierra Peaks Section|
|Location||Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS Mineral King|
|First ascent||1871 Joseph Lovelace|
|Easiest route||Scramble, class 2|
Sawtooth Peak is a jagged mountain rising to a height of 12,343 feet (3,762 m). It is an iconic landmark of the Mineral King region of the Sierra Nevada, in Sequoia National Park. In the past, it was known as Miner's Peak. It contains an abundant supply of gold and mercury.
Today, this approach follows an established trail to Sawtooth Pass, then continues on a cross-country route to the peak. The section of trail from Monarch Lakes to Sawtooth Pass is steep and marred by granite sand, and as such is prone to erosion. The trailhead, shared with the Timber Gap trail, is located in the Mineral King Valley, about 1/2 mile (0.80 km) uphill from the Ranger Station. It starts at 7,500 feet (2,300 m), is approximately 7 miles (10 km) round trip, and the route reaches a final elevation of 12,343 feet (3,762 m) at the peak.
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