Mount Hoffmann

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Mount Hoffmann
Mount Hoffmann (cropped).jpg
Mount Hoffmann reflected in May Lake
Highest point
Elevation 10,855 ft (3,309 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 2,290 ft (698 m) [4]
Parent peak Cathedral Peak[1]
Listing Western States Climbers peak[2]
Coordinates 37°50′49″N 119°30′38″W / 37.846914097°N 119.510539344°W / 37.846914097; -119.510539344Coordinates: 37°50′49″N 119°30′38″W / 37.846914097°N 119.510539344°W / 37.846914097; -119.510539344[3]
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Yosemite Falls
First ascent July 26, 1869 by John Muir[5]
Easiest route Simple scramble, class 2[6][7]

Mount Hoffmann is a prominent peak in northeastern Mariposa County in the center of Yosemite National Park, California, United States. It rises above May Lake and is a day hike of 6.2 miles (10.0 km) (one-way) from Tioga Pass Road.[6] The mountain is named for the cartographer Charles F. Hoffmann, who was part of the California Geological Survey of the Sierra Nevada.[5]


  1. ^ "Mount Hoffmann". Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Western States Climbers List". Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Mount Hoffman". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Mount Hoffmann, California". Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  5. ^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  6. ^ a b Soares, M. J. (2003). 100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park. Seattle: Mountaineers Books. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-89886-867-8. 
  7. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 57. ISBN 9780871561473. 

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