Mount Oso in the distance.
|Elevation||3,352 ft (1,022 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||960 ft (293 m) |
|Location||Stanislaus County, California, U.S.|
|Parent range||Diablo Range|
|Topo map||USGS Solyo|
|Easiest route||None (gated private property)|
Mount Oso (Spanish: Cerro del Oso) is a mountain in Western Stanislaus County, located on the Diablo Range. At 3,360 feet in elevation, it is the third highest point in Stanislaus County. There are many radio stations and an unused forest fire lookout tower on the mountain. It appears in the City of Modesto's logo due to its predominance in the area's skyline.
Mount Oso, (oso - Spanish for bear), was probably discovered by Gabriel Moraga during his expeditions in the Central Valley. This mountain can clearly be seen in Modesto, California, and has a beautiful contrast with the almond orchards. There is no exact date of the first ascent of the mountain.