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The following is a list of the 50 tallest mountains in California that also rise at least 300 feet above all saddles connecting them to higher peaks (i.e., the 50 highest peaks with at least 300 feet of prominence). This list is a subset of the 147 California Thirteeners. Please see the VRMC California Thirteeners page for more information on the methodology used to compile this and other VRMC peak lists.

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Rank Help Icon Each passing peak is ranked among all other passing peaks, as determined using 'Best available data' (VRMC passing criteria). Peak Name Help Icon Peak names not yet recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey are surrounded by quotation marks.

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1Mt. Whitney 4417m or 14,491'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
2Mt. Williamson 4382m or 14,375'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
3White Mountain Peak 4342m or 14,246'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
4North Palisade 4341m or 14,242'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
5Mt. Shasta 4317m or 14,162'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
6Mt. Sill 4314m or 14,153'387'
7Mt. Russell 4294m or 14,088'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
8Split Mountain 4285m or 14,058'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
9Mt. Langley 4275m or 14,026'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
10Mt. Tyndall 4273m or 14,018'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
11Middle Palisade 4271m or 14,012'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
12Mt. Barnard 4264m or 13,990'968'
13Mt. Humphreys 4263m or 13,986'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
14Mt. Keith 4260m or 13,975'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
15Mt. Stanford (South) 4259m or 13,973'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
16“Barrett Peak” 1This peak appears to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it doesn't have sufficient prominence.4256m or 13,962'302'277' to 327' by altimeter error
17Trojan Peak 4251m or 13,947'738'
18Mt. LeConte 4246m or 13,930'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
19“Mt. Morgenson” 1This peak appears to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it doesn't have sufficient prominence.4245m or 13,927'302'279' to 344' by contours
20Mt. Agassiz 4235m or 13,893'853'
21Junction Peak 4233m or 13,888'774'
22Norman Clyde Peak 1This peak appears to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it doesn't have sufficient prominence.4223m or 13,855'344'272' to 338' by contours
23Mt. Mallory 4220m or 13,845'463'
24CalTech Peak 4216m or 13,832'551'
25Mt. Darwin 4216m or 13,831'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
26Mt. Kaweah 4207m or 13,802'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
27Mt. McAdie 4206m or 13,799'538'
28Mt. Winchell 4199m or 13,775'669'
29Mt. Morgan (South) 4190m or 13,748'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
30Mt. Gabb 4188m or 13,741'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
31Bear Creek Spire 4188m or 13,740'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
32Red Kaweah 4187m or 13,737'702'
33“East Barnard” 4183m or 13,724'486'
34Mt. Mendel 4179m or 13,710'554'
35Mt. Abbot 4177m or 13,704'896'
36Black Kaweah 4170m or 13,680'557'
37Midway Mountain 4165m or 13,664'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
38“Second Kaweah” 4164m or 13,661'545'
39Mt. Tom 4161m or 13,652'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
40Milestone Mountain 4157m or 13,638'758'
41Table Mountain 4155m or 13,632'541'
42Mt. Ericsson 4This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.4150m or 13,615'4140m to 4160m by contours300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
43UTM882683 4150m or 13,615'385'
44Birch Mountain 4146m or 13,602'300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
45University Peak 4This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.4142m or 13,589'Spot elevation300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
46“Ed Lane Peak” 4This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.4138m or 13,576'Spot elevation892'
47Mt. Brewer 4This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.4136m or 13,570'Spot elevation300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
48Mt. Goddard 4This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.4136m or 13,568'Spot elevation300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
49Tunnabora Peak 4This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.4134m or 13,563'Spot elevation610'
50Mt. Dubois 4This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.4133m or 13,559'Spot elevation300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters

Marginal Failing Peaks

Rank Help Icon Each passing peak is ranked among all other passing peaks, as determined using 'Best available data' (VRMC passing criteria). Peak Name Help Icon Peak names not yet recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey are surrounded by quotation marks.

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Elevation Help Icon The elevation is determined using 'Best available data' (VRMC passing criteria).

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Prominence Help Icon The prominence is determined using 'Best available data' (VRMC passing criteria).
 Mt. Irvine 2This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence. 3This peak is tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data', so it will be included if it does end up having sufficient prominence.4204m or 13,793'4200m to 4220m by contours226'197' to 328' by contours
 Mt. Corcoran 2This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence. 3This peak is tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data', so it will be included if it does end up having sufficient prominence.4184m or 13,727'4180m to 4200m by contours223'197' to 328' by contours
 UTM769620 2This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence. 3This peak is tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data', so it will be included if it does end up having sufficient prominence.4182m or 13,720'Spot elevation295'269' to 335' by contours
 UTM883438 2This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence. 3This peak is tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data', so it will be included if it does end up having sufficient prominence.4169m or 13,678'4160m to 4180m by contours279'197' to 328' by contours
 “Sharktooth” 2This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence. 3This peak is tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data', so it will be included if it does end up having sufficient prominence.4165m or 13,665'4160m to 4180m by contours259'197' to 328' by contours
 “Mt. Williams” 2This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence. 3This peak is tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data', so it will be included if it does end up having sufficient prominence.4152m or 13,622'Spot elevation259'236' to 302' by contours
 Thunder Mountain 5This peak appears to be too short for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it might take the place of a currently passing peak.4125m or 13,533'4120m to 4140m by contours564'
 UTM857461 2This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence. 5This peak appears to be too short for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it might take the place of a currently passing peak.4124m or 13,530'4120m to 4140m by contours223'197' to 328' by contours
 “Squaretop” 1This peak appears to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it doesn't have sufficient prominence. 5This peak appears to be too short for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it might take the place of a currently passing peak.4122m or 13,524'4120m to 4140m by contours302'262' to 394' by contours
1 This peak appears to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it doesn't have sufficient prominence.
2 This peak does not appear to have 300' of prominence based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it does have sufficient prominence.
3 This peak is tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data', so it will be included if it does end up having sufficient prominence.
4 This peak appears to be tall enough for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that a currently failing peak might take its place.
5 This peak appears to be too short for inclusion in the 50 Highest based on 'Best available data'. However, based on 'Spot or contours' there is a chance that it might take the place of a currently passing peak.