Scott Mountains (California)

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Scott Mountains
Scott Mountains (California) is located in California
Scott Mountains (California)
location of Scott Mountains in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation 1,947 m (6,388 ft)
Geography
Country United States
State California
Region Klamath National Forest & Shasta-Trinity National Forest
District Siskiyou County & Trinity County
Range coordinates 41°15′45″N 122°43′23″W / 41.2624°N 122.7231°W / 41.2624; -122.7231Coordinates: 41°15′45″N 122°43′23″W / 41.2624°N 122.7231°W / 41.2624; -122.7231
Topo map USGS Scott Mountain
Biome Temperate coniferous forests

The Scott Mountains are a mountain range in Siskiyou County, in northwestern California.[1] A high point is Scott Mountain Summit, a mountain gap-pass at 5,554 feet (1,693 m) in elevation.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Scott Mountains are a sub-range within the Klamath Mountains System. The Klamath system are of the Pacific Coast Ranges series of mountain range systems that stretch along the West Coast of North America.

The Scott Mountains run from southern Siskiyou County southeast into northern Trinity County.

California State Route 3 passes through the range. The Scott Mountains are located approximately 30 miles (48 km) west of the towns of Mt. Shasta and Dunsmuir that are on Interstate 5.[3]

Recreation[edit]

The range is within sections of the Klamath National Forest and Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Scott Mountain Campground, is at the Scott Mountain summit in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest section. It is located on the summit's west side at the junction of the Pacific Crest Trail and California State Route 3.[4]

Ecology[edit]

Ecoregion

The Scott Mountains are within the Klamath-Siskiyou forests — Klamath Mountains ecoregion, which is part of the Temperate coniferous forests Biome.

Flora

The wildflower Scott Mountain phacelia (Phacelia dalesiana) is endemic to a small area of Scott Mountain.

Plant communities in the range include:

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