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Further information: List of mountain peaks of California
Mount Whitney 2003-03-25
Mount Whitney is the highest summit of the Sierra Nevada, the State of California, and the contiguous United States.

In the mountaineering parlance of the Western United States, a fourteener is a mountain peak with an elevation of at least 14,000 feet (4267 meters). This is a complete list of the 12 fourteeners in the U.S. state of California with at least 300 feet (91.44 meters) of topographic prominence. The main fourteener article has a list of all of the fourteeners in the United States, as well as references, more information about how the list is determined, and caveats about accuracy.

The summit of a mountain or hill may be measured in three principal ways:

  1. The topographic elevation of a summit measures the height of the summit above a geodetic sea level.
  2. The topographic prominence of a summit is a measure of how high the summit rises above its surroundings.
  3. The topographic isolation (or radius of dominance) of a summit measures how far the summit lies from its nearest point of equal elevation.

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Fourteeners

See also: List of the major 4000-meter summits of California and List of the major 3000-meter summits of California

The following sortable table comprises the 12 California summits with at least 14,000 feet (4267 meters) of elevation and at least 300 feet (91.44 meters) of topographic prominence.

The California Fourteeners

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Whitney Sierra Nevada &100000000000044210000004421.0 m
14,505 ft
&100000000000030723899993072 m
10,080 ft
&100000000026508400000002,651 km
1,647 mi
36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.5786°N 118.2920°W / 36.5786; -118.2920 (Mount Whitney)
2 Mount Williamson Sierra Nevada &10000000000004382706000Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,379 ft
&10000000000000510706000511 m
1,676 ft
&100000000000087500000008.75 km
5.44 mi
36°39′21″N 118°18′40″W / 36.6559°N 118.3111°W / 36.6559; -118.3111 (Mount Williamson)
3 White Mountain Peak White Mountains &100000000000043440000004344.0 m
14,252 ft
&100000000000021933449992193 m
7,196 ft
&10000000000108670000000108.7 km
67.5 mi
37°38′03″N 118°15′21″W / 37.6341°N 118.2557°W / 37.6341; -118.2557 (White Mountain Peak)
4 North Palisade Sierra Nevada &10000000000004342829999Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,248 ft
&10000000000000882092999882 m
2,894 ft
&1000000000005191000000051.9 km
32.3 mi
37°05′39″N 118°30′52″W / 37.0943°N 118.5145°W / 37.0943; -118.5145 (North Palisade)
5 Mount Shasta Cascade Range &100000000000043218000004321.8 m
14,179 ft
&100000000000029785120002979 m
9,772 ft
&10000000000538740000000539 km
335 mi
41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W / 41.4092°N 122.1949°W / 41.4092; -122.1949 (Mount Shasta)
6 Mount Sill Sierra Nevada &10000000000004315730999Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,159 ft
&10000000000000113691000114 m
373 ft
&100000000000010200000001.02 km
0.63 mi
37°05′46″N 118°30′12″W / 37.0960°N 118.5032°W / 37.0960; -118.5032 (Mount Sill)
7 Mount Russell Sierra Nevada &10000000000004295899999Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,094 ft
&10000000000000344000000344 m
1,129 ft
&100000000000012900000001.29 km
0.80 mi
36°35′24″N 118°17′27″W / 36.5901°N 118.2908°W / 36.5901; -118.2908 (Mount Russell)
8 Split Mountain Sierra Nevada &100000000000042866000004286.6 m
14,064 ft
&10000000000000420625000421 m
1,380 ft
&100000000000099200000009.92 km
6.16 mi
37°01′15″N 118°25′21″W / 37.0209°N 118.4224°W / 37.0209; -118.4224 (Split Mountain)
9 Mount Langley Sierra Nevada &10000000000004276893000Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,032 ft
&10000000000000365000000365 m
1,198 ft
&100000000000070500000007.05 km
4.38 mi
36°31′24″N 118°14′22″W / 36.5234°N 118.2395°W / 36.5234; -118.2395 (Mount Langley)
10 Mount Tyndall Sierra Nevada &10000000000004274835000Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,025 ft
&10000000000000343000000343 m
1,125 ft
&100000000000023100000002.31 km
1.44 mi
36°39′20″N 118°20′13″W / 36.6556°N 118.3370°W / 36.6556; -118.3370 (Mount Tyndall)
11 Mount Muir Sierra Nevada &10000000000004272722999Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,018 ft
&10000000000000101000000101 m
331 ft
&100000000000008300000000.83 km
0.52 mi
36°33′53″N 118°17′29″W / 36.5647°N 118.2913°W / 36.5647; -118.2913 (Mount Muir)
12 Middle Palisade Sierra Nevada &10000000000004272701000Expression error: Missing operand for round. m
14,018 ft
&10000000000000341000000341 m
1,119 ft
&100000000000041700000004.17 km
2.59 mi
37°04′13″N 118°28′09″W / 37.0702°N 118.4691°W / 37.0702; -118.4691 (Middle Palisade)
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