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
Elevation 12,640 ft (3,850 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 674 ft (205 m) [1]
Parent peak Centennial Peak[1]
Listing SPS Mountaineers peak[2]
Coordinates 36°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[3]
Triple Divide Peak is located in California
Triple Divide Peak
Triple Divide Peak
Location of Triple Divide Peak in California
Location Kings Canyon National Park / Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, U.S.
Parent range Great Western Divide, Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Triple Divide Peak
First ascent 1920 James Hutchinson, Charles Noble[4]
Easiest route East Ridge or Southwest Face (scramble)[4]

Triple Divide Peak is a mountain along the Great Western Divide in the Sierra Nevada range on the border between Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park, 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.[3] At one time, it was also called The Keystone.[5]

The Kaweah Peaks Ridge spurs off to the south,[3] while the Kings-Kaweah Divide branches off to the west.


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

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