Kuna Peak

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Kuna Peak
Shacks on Route 395 with the Kuna Peak, Parker Peak and Mt. Dana mountains in the distance, located a few miles from Yosemite National Park in California LCCN2013633176.tif
Kuna Peak, Parker Peak and Mt. Dana in the distance
Highest point
Elevation13,008 ft (3,965 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence1,922 ft (586 m) [3]
ListingWestern States Climbers Emblem peak[1]
Coordinates37°48′46″N 119°12′28″W / 37.8127069°N 119.2076479°W / 37.8127069; -119.2076479Coordinates: 37°48′46″N 119°12′28″W / 37.8127069°N 119.2076479°W / 37.8127069; -119.2076479[2]
Kuna Peak is located in California
Kuna Peak
Kuna Peak
LocationMono and Tuolumne counties, California, U.S.
Parent rangeKuna Crest, Sierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Koip Peak
First ascent1919 by Walter L. Huber[4]
Easiest routeTraverse from Koip Peak, class 2[4]

Kuna Peak is a summit on the boundary between Mono and Tuolumne counties, in the United States,[2] is the highest point on Kuna Crest.[5] With an elevation of 13,008 feet (3,965 m), Kuna Peak is the 146st-highest summit in the state of California,[6][7] and is the third-highest mountain in Yosemite National Park.[8][9]


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.[10][11] 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.[5] The western side of Kuna Peak is in Yosemite National Park, the eastern side being in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.[12]

The following features are near Kuna Peak:


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  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 397. ISBN 9780898869712.
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  6. ^ "California Thirteeners". Vulgarian Ramblers. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
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  8. ^ Kelliher, Mat. "Yosemite NP Peaks". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  9. ^ Mrchad9. "Yosemite's Highest Peaks". summitpost.org. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  10. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). "Place Names of the High Sierra". Place Names of the High Sierra. yosemite.ca.us. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  11. ^ Kroeber, A.L. (2007). "California place names of Indian origin". California place names of Indian origin. archive.org. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Attractions in Kuna Peak". Attractions in Kuna Peak. guroute.com. Retrieved 6 February 2019.