Sierra Pelona Mountains
|Sierra Pelona Mountains|
View from Santa Clarita
|Elevation||5,791 ft (1,765 m)|
|Counties||Los Angeles and Kern|
|Parent range||Transverse Ranges|
|Borders on||San Emigdio Mountains and Tehachapi Mountains|
The Sierra Pelona Mountains, or the Sierra Pelona Ridge, is a mountain range in the Transverse Ranges of Southern California. They are located within Los Angeles (northwest) and Kern (southern) Counties.
The Sierra Pelona Mountains lie northwest of the San Gabriel Mountains. They are flanked on the south by the Santa Clarita Valley and on the north by the Antelope Valley. The San Andreas Fault runs to their north. Within the Sierra Pelonas can be found the rural areas of Three Points, Lake Hughes, Elizabeth Lake and Green Valley, as well as Liebre Mountain, Burnt Peak, Sawmill Mountain, Grass Mountain and Mount McDill.
Snow is frequent in the high areas of the range during the winters. The mountains are prone to wildfires in the summer and fall, during which the Santa Ana winds may blow.
The Sierra Pelona Mountains were the homeland of the Tataviam and Serrano Native American Native American Californian people. They traded with the Tongva and Chumash people to the south and west, until the Spanish invasion and subsequent colonization relocated them from their Sierra Pelona and Santa Susana Mountains homelands.
- Burnt Peak 5,788 ft (1,764 m)
- Liebre Mountain 5,760+ ft (1756+ m)
- Sawmill Mountain 5,514 ft (1681 m)
- Jupiter Mountain 4,498 ft (1,371 m)
- Redrock Mountain (benchmark) 3,991 ft (1,216 m)
- Tehachapi Mountains - on the northwest
- San Emigdio Mountains - on the west
- Santa Susana Mountains - to the southwest
- San Gabriel Mountains - on the southeast
- and Mojave Desert - on the east-northeast
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