Salmon Mountains

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Salmon Mountains
Russian Lake in the Russian WIlderness.jpg
Russian Lake and Russian Peak in the Salmon Mountains
Highest point
Elevation2,726 m (8,944 ft)
Salmon Mountains is located in California
Salmon Mountains
location of Salmon Mountains in California [1]
CountryUnited States
RegionShasta-Trinity National Forest & Six Rivers National Forest
DistrictSiskiyou County
Range coordinates41°12′N 123°13′W / 41.200°N 123.217°W / 41.200; -123.217Coordinates: 41°12′N 123°13′W / 41.200°N 123.217°W / 41.200; -123.217
Topo mapUSGS Thompson Peak

The Salmon Mountains are a subrange of the Klamath Mountains in Siskiyou County, northwestern California.[1]


View from Salmon Mountains, as a wildfire burns below in the Salmon River Canyon.

The Salmon Mountains are a sub-mountain range within the Klamath Mountains System. The Klamath system are of the Pacific Coast Ranges series of mountain range systems that stretch along the West Coast of North America..

The Salmon range is within sections of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and Six Rivers National Forest.

The Yurock and Hoopa Valley Indian Reservations are to the west. California State Route 299 runs along the south of the range.



The Salmon Mountains are within the Klamath-Siskiyou forests — Klamath Mountains ecoregion, which is part of the Temperate coniferous forests Biome.


Plant communities in the range include:


  1. ^ a b "Salmon Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.

See also[edit]

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