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Santa Margarita Mountains
location of Santa Margarita Mountains in California
Highest point
Peak (Margarita Peak)
Elevation 956 m (3,136 ft)
Geography
Country United States
State California
District San Diego County
Range coordinates 33°26′39″N 117°23′25″W / 33.44417°N 117.39028°W / 33.44417; -117.39028

The Santa Margarita Mountains are a mountain range, part of the larger Santa Ana Mountains in the Peninsular Ranges System. They are located in the coastal North County region of San Diego County, California.

They are bounded on the northwest by San Mateo Creek, on the northeast by Teneja Canyon Creek, on the east by De Luz Creek and on the south by Las Pulgas Canyon. On the southwest they descend into the coastal foothills in the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

The range's highest summit is Margarita Peak, at an elevation of 3136 feet. Margarita Lookout lies in the northern part of the subrange.

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