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Mount Whitney 2003-03-25
Mount Whitney is the highest summit of the Sierra Nevada, the State of California, and the contiguous United States.

The following sortable table comprises the 16 mountain peaks of the U.S. State of California with at least 4000 meters (13,123 feet) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1640 feet) of topographic prominence.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. The topographic prominence of a summit is the elevation difference between that summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. The topographic isolation of a summit is the minimum great-circle distance to a point of equal elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921 feet) of topographic prominence. There are 126 ultra-prominent summits in the United States.

All elevations include an adjustment from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). For further information, please see this United States National Geodetic Survey note.

If an elevation or prominence is calculated as a range of values, the arithmetic mean is shown.

Major 4000-meter summits

See also: List of the major 3000-meter summits of California and List of California fourteeners
The 16 mountain peaks of California with 4000 meters of topographic elevation and 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Whitney Sierra Nevada &1000000000000442100000014,505 ft
4421.0 m
&1000000000000307238999910,080 ft
3072 m
&100000000026494700000001,646 mi
2,649 km
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 &1000000000000438270600014,379 ft
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&100000000000005107060001,676 ft
511 m
&100000000000087000000005.41 mi
8.70 km
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 &1000000000000434400000014,252 ft
4344.0 m
&100000000000021933449997,196 ft
2193 m
&1000000000010855000000067.4 mi
108.6 km
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 &1000000000000434282999914,248 ft
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&100000000000008820929992,894 ft
882 m
&1000000000005176000000032.2 mi
51.8 km
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 &1000000000000432180000014,179 ft
4321.8 m
&100000000000029785120009,772 ft
2979 m
&10000000000538680000000335 mi
539 km
41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W / 41.4092°N 122.1949°W / 41.4092; -122.1949 (Mount Shasta)
6 Mount Humphreys Sierra Nevada &1000000000000426478300013,992 ft
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&100000000000007812039992,563 ft
781 m
&1000000000002367000000014.71 mi
23.7 km
37°16′14″N 118°40′23″W / 37.2705°N 118.6730°W / 37.2705; -118.6730 (Mount Humphreys)
7 Mount Keith Sierra Nevada &1000000000000426168800013,982 ft
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&100000000000005900000001,936 ft
590 m
&100000000000049700000003.09 mi
4.97 km
36°42′00″N 118°20′37″W / 36.7001°N 118.3436°W / 36.7001; -118.3436 (Mount Keith)
8 Mount Darwin Sierra Nevada &1000000000000421758299913,837 ft
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&100000000000005763780001,891 ft
576 m
&100000000000114800000007.13 mi
11.48 km
37°10′01″N 118°40′20″W / 37.1669°N 118.6721°W / 37.1669; -118.6721 (Mount Darwin)
9 Mount Kaweah Sierra Nevada &1000000000000420851000013,807 ft
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&100000000000006178310002,027 ft
618 m
&1000000000001727000000010.73 mi
17.27 km
36°31′34″N 118°28′43″W / 36.5261°N 118.4785°W / 36.5261; -118.4785 (Mount Kaweah)
10 Mount Morgan Sierra Nevada &1000000000000419339999913,758 ft
4193.4 m
&100000000000008071119992,648 ft
807 m
&100000000000158700000009.86 mi
15.87 km
37°24′19″N 118°43′58″W / 37.4053°N 118.7329°W / 37.4053; -118.7329 (Mount Morgan)
11 Mount Gabb Sierra Nevada &1000000000000419022299913,747 ft
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&100000000000007927859992,601 ft
793 m
&100000000000068900000004.28 mi
6.89 km
37°22′37″N 118°48′09″W / 37.3769°N 118.8025°W / 37.3769; -118.8025 (Mount Gabb)
12 Mount Tom Sierra Nevada &1000000000000416251699913,657 ft
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&100000000000006071630001,992 ft
607 m
&100000000000076700000004.77 mi
7.67 km
37°20′19″N 118°39′25″W / 37.3385°N 118.6570°W / 37.3385; -118.6570 (Mount Tom)
13 Mount Dubois White Mountains &1000000000000413467000013,565 ft
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&100000000000007129289992,339 ft
713 m
&100000000000155000000009.63 mi
15.50 km
37°47′00″N 118°20′36″W / 37.7834°N 118.3432°W / 37.7834; -118.3432 (Mount Dubois)
14 Mount Pinchot Sierra Nevada &1000000000000411478899913,500 ft
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&100000000000006430000002,110 ft
643 m
&100000000000075800000004.71 mi
7.58 km
36°56′50″N 118°24′19″W / 36.9473°N 118.4054°W / 36.9473; -118.4054 (Mount Pinchot)
15 Mount Ritter Sierra Nevada &1000000000000400778000013,149 ft
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&100000000000012160000003,990 ft
1216 m
&1000000000003543000000022.0 mi
35.4 km
37°41′21″N 119°11′59″W / 37.6891°N 119.1996°W / 37.6891; -119.1996 (Mount Ritter)
16 Red Slate Mountain Sierra Nevada &1000000000000400179100013,129 ft
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&100000000000005289809991,736 ft
529 m
&100000000000133800000008.31 mi
13.38 km
37°30′27″N 118°52′09″W / 37.5075°N 118.8693°W / 37.5075; -118.8693 (Red Slate Mountain)

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