Talking Mountain

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Talking Mountain
Talking Mountain.jpg
Talking Mountain from Ralston's Shoulder
Highest point
Elevation8,828 ft (2,691 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence104 ft (32 m) [1]
Coordinates38°49′58″N 120°04′09″W / 38.8326853°N 120.0690735°W / 38.8326853; -120.0690735Coordinates: 38°49′58″N 120°04′09″W / 38.8326853°N 120.0690735°W / 38.8326853; -120.0690735[2]
LocationEl Dorado County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Easiest routeScramble, class 2

Talking Mountain in El Dorado County, California is a peak in the Sierra Nevada located on the high ridge that extends eastward from the summit of Ralston Peak in the Eldorado National Forest. It is south of Lake Tahoe, south of Echo Lake and marks the border of the Desolation Wilderness. South of the summit, U.S. Route 50 follows the South Fork of the American River.


  1. ^ a b "Talking Mountain, California". Retrieved 2009-08-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Talking Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)