Lakeview Mountains

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Lakeview Mountains
Hemet Maze Stone
Highest point
Elevation628 m (2,060 ft)
Lakeview Mountains is located in California
Lakeview Mountains
Location of Lakeview Mountains in California [1]
CountryUnited States
DistrictRiverside County
Range coordinates33°46′58.070″N 117°5′9.106″W / 33.78279722°N 117.08586278°W / 33.78279722; -117.08586278Coordinates: 33°46′58.070″N 117°5′9.106″W / 33.78279722°N 117.08586278°W / 33.78279722; -117.08586278
Parent rangePeninsular Ranges
Topo mapUSGS Lakeview
BiomeCalifornia chaparral and woodlands

The Lakeview Mountains are a range of low mountains encompassing approximately 30 square miles (80 km2) of land in western Riverside County, Southern California, at the northern end of the Peninsular Ranges System.


The Lakeview Mountains are bordered:

The highest point in the Lakeview Mountains is at elevation 2,673 feet (815 m) above mean sea level. Mount Rudolph, a prominent feature at the northerly end of the range, rises to an elevation of 2,595 ft (791 m).


Reinhardt Canyon, on the easterly side of the range, is the home of the prehistoric petroglyph known as the Hemet Maze Stone (California Historical Landmark No. 557).[2]

Natural history[edit]

The vegetation of the Lakeview Mountains consist primarily of the Coastal Sage Scrub and Montane chaparral and woodlands plant communities.[3]

The Lakeview Mountains are the primary visible trace of the Lakeview Mountains Pluton, consisting primarily of Cretaceous tonalite.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lakeview Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ Lakeview Quadrangle California, Map. United States Geological Survey, 1953, USGS Topographic Map, 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic), scale 1:24,000.
  3. ^ "Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, Volume I, Section 2.0: Plan Area Description and Setting". Riverside County Transportation and Land Management Agency. 2003-06-17. Retrieved 2007-01-24.
  4. ^ Morton, D.M. (1969-01-23). "The Lakeview Mountains Pluton, Southern California Batholith Part I: Petrology and Structure". Geological Society of America. Retrieved 2007-01-24.

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