Castle Peak (California)
Castle Peak from Andesite Peak
|Elevation||9,109 ft (2,776 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,343 ft (409 m) |
|Listing||Sierra Peaks Section|
|Location||Nevada County, California, U.S.|
|Parent range||Sierra Nevada|
|Topo map||USGS Norden|
|Easiest route||Exposed scramble (class 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 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.
- Sierra Nevada subalpine zone — habitat and forest surrounding peak.
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