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San Joaquin Mountain

Coordinates: 37°43′08.4″N 119°06′21.9″W / 37.719000°N 119.106083°W / 37.719000; -119.106083
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San Joaquin Mountain
San Joaquin Mountain, middle background, as seen from the north
Highest point
Elevation11,606 ft (3,538 m)[1]
Prominence1,674 ft (510 m)[2]
Coordinates37°43′08.4″N 119°06′21.9″W / 37.719000°N 119.106083°W / 37.719000; -119.106083[1]

San Joaquin Mountain is a mountain along the Sierra Crest, near June Lake, California. It is the twenty-sixth highest peak in California, and is the highest peak along the Sierra Crest for 25 miles (40 km).[3] The mountain is formed of quartz latite that erupted during the Pliocene.[4]

The mountain can be climbed as a dayhike from Minaret Summit.[3]


  1. ^ a b "SAN JOAQUIN". NGS Data Sheet. National Geodetic Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce.
  2. ^ "San Joaquin Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com.
  3. ^ a b "San Joaquin Mountain". SummitPost.org.
  4. ^ Huber, N. King; Rinehart, C. Dean (1960). "Andesite of the Devils Postpile". Cenozoic Volcanic Rocks of the Devils Postpile Quadrangle, Eastern Sierra Nevada California. Geological Survey Professional Paper 554—D.