Modjeska Peak

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Modjeska Peak
Modjeska Peak.jpg
Modjeska seen from neighboring Santiago Peak.
Highest point
Elevation 5,499 ft (1,676 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 536 ft (163 m) [1]
Coordinates 33°43′11″N 117°32′42″W / 33.7197414°N 117.5450468°W / 33.7197414; -117.5450468Coordinates: 33°43′11″N 117°32′42″W / 33.7197414°N 117.5450468°W / 33.7197414; -117.5450468[2]
Location Orange County, California, U.S.
Parent range Santa Ana Mountains
Topo map USGS Santiago Peak
Easiest route Hike

Modjeska Peak is the northern mountain of Orange County's Saddleback formation. It is the second highest peak of the Santa Ana Mountains, and is in the Cleveland National Forest.

The peak is named for Shakespearean actress Helena Modjeska, who lived in its shadow near the end of her life.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Modjeska Peak, California". Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Modjeska Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 218.