Merriam Mountains

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The Merriam Mountains are geologically composed primarily of igneous rocks formed during the Mid-Cretaceous period which began 145 Million years ago and ended 66 million years ago. The Merriam Mountain Range is home to coyotes, rabbits, rattlesnakes and a variety of common insect species. Fennel, an imported plant species native to Italy, can be found growing on some areas of the southern range.

Merriam Mountains
Merriam Mountains is located in California
Merriam Mountains
location of Merriam Mountains in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation423 m (1,388 ft)
CountryUnited States
DistrictSan Diego County
Range coordinates33°12′45.132″N 117°8′44.119″W / 33.21253667°N 117.14558861°W / 33.21253667; -117.14558861Coordinates: 33°12′45.132″N 117°8′44.119″W / 33.21253667°N 117.14558861°W / 33.21253667; -117.14558861
Topo mapUSGS San Marcos

The Merriam Mountains are a mountain range in San Diego County, California.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Merriam Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.