Castle Peak (California)

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Castle Peak
Castle Peak from Andesite Peak.jpg
Castle Peak from Andesite Peak
Highest point
Elevation9,109 ft (2,776 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,343 ft (409 m)[2]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[3]
Coordinates39°21′56″N 120°20′57″W / 39.365485408°N 120.349175794°W / 39.365485408; -120.349175794Coordinates: 39°21′56″N 120°20′57″W / 39.365485408°N 120.349175794°W / 39.365485408; -120.349175794[1]
LocationNevada County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Norden
Easiest routeExposed scramble (class 3)[3]

Castle Peak is a mountain in California's Sierra Nevada near I-80, Donner Pass, and the Nevada border. It is in the Tahoe National Forest[2] not far off the Pacific Crest Trail, and adjacent to Castle Pass. It was originally named Mount Stanford by the Whitney Survey of 1860–74.

Castle Peak takes its name from its conical shape.[4]

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View of Castle Peak's summit, from terminus of the Castle Peak Summit Trail.


  1. ^ a b "Castle Peak". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
  2. ^ a b "Castle Peak, California". Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  3. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. pp. 71.

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Panoramic view from Castle Peak, of the Sierra and the subalpine habitat