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Castle Peak
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Castle Peak from Andesite Peak
Highest point
Elevation 9,109 ft (2,776 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 1,343 ft (409 m)
Listing Sierra Peaks Section
Location Nevada County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Norden
Easiest route Exposed scramble (class 3)

Castle Peak is a mountain in California's Sierra Nevada near I-80, Donner Pass, and the Nevada border. It is in the Tahoe National Forest not far off the Pacific Crest Trail, and adjacent to Castle Pass. It was originally named Mount Stanford by the Whitney Survey of 1860–74.

Castle Peak takes its name from its conical shape.

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