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Mount Hopkins
Pioneer Basin sunset.jpg
Mount Hopkins over Pioneer Basin, sunset
Highest point
Elevation 12,304 ft (3,750 m)  NGVD 29
Prominence 424 ft (129 m)
Geography
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Abbot
Climbing
First ascent 1934 by David Brower, Norman Clyde, and Hervey Voge
Easiest route Hike from the east

Mount Hopkins is a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness north of Kings Canyon National Park. It is one of four peaks that surround Pioneer Basin, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) south-southeast of Mount Crocker, 2 miles (3.2 km) west-southwest of Mount Huntington, and 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Mount Stanford. The mountain was named for Mark Hopkins, one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad.

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