Modjeska Peak

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Modjeska Peak
Modjeska Peak.jpg
Modjeska seen from neighboring Santiago Peak.
Highest point
Elevation5,499 ft (1,676 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence536 ft (163 m) [1]
Coordinates33°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]
LocationOrange County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSanta Ana Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Santiago Peak
Easiest routeHike

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Modjeska Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 218.