Triple Divide Peak (Tulare County, California)

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Triple Divide Peak
Tamarack Meadow at 9,500 feet (2,900 m), below Triple Divide Peak, in the backcountry of Sequoia National Park
Highest point
Elevation12,640 ft (3,853 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence674 ft (205 m) [1]
Parent peakMilestone Mountain[2]
  • SPS Mountaineers peak[3]
  • Western States Climbers Star peak[4]
Coordinates36°35′34″N 118°31′50″W / 36.5927165°N 118.5306501°W / 36.5927165; -118.5306501Coordinates: 36°35′34″N 118°31′50″W / 36.5927165°N 118.5306501°W / 36.5927165; -118.5306501[5]
Triple Divide Peak is located in California
Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak is located in the United States
Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak
LocationSequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Tulare County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeGreat Western Divide, Sierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Triple Divide Peak
First ascent1920 James Hutchinson, Charles Noble[6]
Easiest routeEast Ridge or Southwest Face, scrambles class 2[3][6]

Triple Divide Peak is a mountain along the Great Western Divide in the Sierra Nevada range on the boundary between Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, in Tulare County, California. It rises to 12,640 feet (3,853 m).[1]

Near Kaweah Gap, the peak divides three important watersheds: the Kern River, the Kaweah River, and the Kings River. This three-way divide leads to the peak's name.[5] At one time, it was also called The Keystone.[7]

The Kaweah Peaks Ridge spurs off to the south,[5] while the Kings-Kaweah Divide branches off to the west.


  1. ^ a b c "Triple Divide Peak, California". Retrieved 2011-05-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Colby Pass". Retrieved 2016-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-10-04.
  4. ^ "Western States Climbers List". Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  5. ^ a b c "Triple Divide Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 118. ISBN 9780898869712.
  7. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley, California: Wilderness Press. p. 220. ISBN 0-89997-047-8.

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