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|Elevation||6,716 ft (2,047 m)|
|Parent range||Transverse Ranges|
|Borders on||Sierra Pelona Mountains and Sierra Madre Mountains|
The Topatopa Mountains lie in an east-west direction east of the Sierra Madre Mountains, and west of the Sierra Pelona Mountains. The range reaches an elevation of 6,716 feet (2,047 m) at Hines Peak, about six miles north of Thomas Aquinas College. Snow frequently falls on the high peaks during winter.
The Topatopa Mountains are within the southern Los Padres National Forest. The Sespe Wilderness Area, and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, are primarily within the Topatopa Mountains and foothills. They are part of the home range of the endangered California condor.
The habitat is of the California montane chaparral and woodlands ecoregion. Sespe Creek flows through the range, creating Sespe Gorge, with Riparian habitats of willows and woodlands.
- Hines Peak - 6,716 ft (2,047 m)
- Cobblestone Mountain 6,699 ft (2,041 m)
- Topatopa Bluff - 6,367 ft (1941 m)
- Chief Peak - 5,560+ ft (1695+ m)
- Santa Paula Peak - 4,957 ft (1.511 m)
- Nordhoff Peak - 4,485 ft (1,367 m)
Adjacent Transverse Ranges
- San Emigdio Mountains - to the north
- Pine Mountain Ridge - to the north and northwest
- Sulphur Mountains (California) - northwest across the Ojai Valley
- Sierra Madre Mountains - to the west
- Santa Ynez Mountains - to the southwest
- Santa Susana Mountains - to the southeast
- Sierra Pelona Mountains - to the east
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