Mount Eddy

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Mount Eddy
Mount Eddy from I-5.jpg
Looking south at Mount Eddy
Highest point
Elevation 9,037 ft (2,754 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 5,153 ft (1,571 m) [3]
Coordinates 41°19′11″N 122°28′45″W / 41.319637992°N 122.479047192°W / 41.319637992; -122.479047192Coordinates: 41°19′11″N 122°28′45″W / 41.319637992°N 122.479047192°W / 41.319637992; -122.479047192[2]
Mount Eddy is located in California
Mount Eddy
Mount Eddy
Location in California
Location Shasta-Trinity National Forest,
Siskiyou / Trinity counties, California
Parent range Trinity Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Eddy

Mount Eddy is the highest peak of the Trinity Mountains, a mountain range of the Klamath Mountains System, located in Siskiyou County, and Trinity County in northern California.[4]

The mountain is in the Mount Eddy RNA, a Research Natural Area on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, a unit of the United States Forest Service.[5]


The summit rises to an elevation of 9,037 feet (2,754 m), and is the highest point in Trinity County, the ninth most prominent peak in California, and the highest summit west of Interstate 5 in the United States.[3]

The peak is west of Mount Shasta City and the massive Mount Shasta volcano. It is protected within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The mountain receives heavy snowfall during the winter due to its altitude.[6]

The mountain is named in honor of Olive Paddock Eddy, the first woman to climb Mt. Shasta. She and her husband, Nelson Harvey Eddy, arrived in the area from New York State in 1856. He later became a successful rancher in the Shasta Valley. The original, Wintu, name might have been Num-mel-be-le-sas-pam or "west blaze mountain".[7]

The summit of Mount Eddy

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "California County High Points". Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Eddy". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Mount Eddy, California". Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  4. ^ "Mount Eddy Topo Map, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties CA". 
  5. ^ "Pacific Southwest Research Station, Research Natural Areas". Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Subsection M261Aj – Upper Scott Mountains". U.S. Forest Service. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  7. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 103. 

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