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Tower Peak (California)

Coordinates: 38°08′40″N 119°32′52″W / 38.14444°N 119.54778°W / 38.14444; -119.54778
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Tower Peak
North aspect
Highest point
Elevation11,755 ft (3,583 m)[1]
Prominence2,183 ft (665 m)[1]
Isolation7.95 mi (12.79 km)[2]
ListingSierra Peaks Section
Coordinates38°08′40″N 119°32′52″W / 38.14444°N 119.54778°W / 38.14444; -119.54778[3]
Tower Peak is located in California
Tower Peak
Tower Peak
Location in California
Tower Peak is located in the United States
Tower Peak
Tower Peak
Tower Peak (the United States)
LocationMono and Tuolumne County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Tower Peak
Easiest routeclass 3[2]

Tower Peak is a mountain in the Sierra Nevada of Mono and Tuolumne County, California.

To the south of the summit is Yosemite National Park and to the north is the Hoover Wilderness. Mary Lake is to the west, Ehrnbeck Peak and Hawksbeak Peak to the east. To the south are Wells Peak and Craig Peak. The next higher mountain is Eagle Peak, about 8 mi east-northeast.[1]


Tower Peak is located in an alpine climate zone.[4] Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, and travel east toward the Sierra Nevada mountains. As fronts approach, they are forced upward by the peaks (orographic lift), causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall onto the range.

Tower Peak from Leavitt Meadow


  1. ^ a b c "Tower Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  2. ^ a b "Tower Peak - 11,755' CA". listsofjohn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  3. ^ "Tower Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2021-01-29.
  4. ^ "Climate of the Sierra Nevada". Encyclopædia Britannica.