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Crystal Peak
Highest point
Elevation 3,592 ft (1,095 m)  NGVD 29
Geography
Location Santa Clara County, California, United States
Parent range Santa Cruz Mountains
Topo map USGS Loma Prieta

Crystal Peak is a prominent peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains in southwest Santa Clara County, California, United States. The landmark lies 10 mi (16 km) west of Morgan Hill, and approximately 0.5 mi (1 km) northeast of Loma Prieta. It is the second highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The headwaters of Llagas Creek originate on the eastern flank of the peak, and flow southward before merging with the Pajaro River at the San Benito County line.

History

The summit was named for the radio communications facility on the peak and to commemorate early crystal radio development.

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