San Gabriel Peak

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San Gabriel Peak
San Gabriel Peak, seen from the north.
Highest point
Elevation 6,164 ft (1,879 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 1,561 ft (476 m) [2]
Listing Hundred Peaks Section[1]
Coordinates 34°14′36″N 118°05′54″W / 34.2433364°N 118.0984032°W / 34.2433364; -118.0984032Coordinates: 34°14′36″N 118°05′54″W / 34.2433364°N 118.0984032°W / 34.2433364; -118.0984032[3]
Translation Saint Gabriel (Spanish)
Location Los Angeles County California, U.S.
Parent range San Gabriel Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Wilson[2]
First ascent Wheeler Survey, 1875
Easiest route Hike, class 1[1]

San Gabriel Peak is a summit in the San Gabriel Mountains in the U.S. state of California. It was named by the United States Geological Survey in 1894 and is located in the Angeles National Forest. This peak was first named The Commodore for Commodore Perry Switzer.


The name is derived from the Misión del Santo Arcangel San Gabriel de los Temblores. From this mission had already come the names of the San Gabriel River and San Gabriel Canyon,[4] the mountain range itself and the entire San Gabriel Valley.

The steep south face drops approximately 1,000 feet into the center of an amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon, forming one of the most sustained steep slopes in the Western San Gabriel mountain range.


  1. ^ a b "San Gabriel Peak". Hundred Peaks Section List. Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "San Gabriel Peak, California". Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  3. ^ "San Gabriel Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 304.