|Elevation||13,008 ft (3,965 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||1,922 ft (586 m) |
|Listing||Western States Climbers Emblem peak|
|Location||Mono and Tuolumne counties, California, U.S.|
|Parent range||Kuna Crest, Sierra Nevada|
|Topo map||USGS Koip Peak|
|First ascent||1919 by Walter L. Huber|
|Easiest route||Traverse from Koip Peak, class 2|
Kuna Peak is a summit on the boundary between Mono and Tuolumne counties, in the United States, is the highest point on Kuna Crest. With an elevation of 13,008 feet (3,965 m), Kuna Peak is the 146st-highest summit in the state of California, and is the third-highest mountain in Yosemite National Park.
The word Kuna probably derives from a Shoshonean or word meaning "fire," appearing in the Mono dialect of the area, with a meaning of firewood. On the summit, there are many jagged pieces of rock which resemble fire themselves; see Kuna Crest Granodiorite.
Kuna Peak is flanked by shorter peaks all of which are nearly equal in height, such as Koip Peak, which is a mile to the east, and is 40 feet (12 m) feet lower. The western side of Kuna Peak is in Yosemite National Park, the eastern side being in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
The following features are near Kuna Peak:
- Bingaman Lake
- Donohue Peak
- Koip Peak
- Helen Lake
- Kuna Lake
- Mammoth Peak
- Mono Pass
- Mount Andrea Lawrence
- Mount Lewis
- Parker Peak
- Spillway Lake
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