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Triple Divide Peak
TamarackMdw.jpg
Tamarack Meadow at 9,500 feet (2,900 m), below Triple Divide Peak, in the backcountry of Sequoia National Park
Highest point
Elevation 12,640 ft (3,853 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 674 ft (205 m)
Parent peak Milestone Mountain
Listing
  • SPS Mountaineers peak
  • Western States Climbers Star peak
Geography
Location Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Tulare County, California, U.S.
Parent range Great Western Divide, Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Triple Divide Peak
Climbing
First ascent 1920 James Hutchinson, Charles Noble
Easiest route East Ridge or Southwest Face, scrambles class 2

Triple Divide Peak is a mountain along the Great Western Divide in the Sierra Nevada range on the boundary between Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, in Tulare County, California. It rises to 12,640 feet (3,853 m).

Near Kaweah Gap, the peak divides three important watersheds: the Kern River, the Kaweah River, and the Kings River. This three-way divide leads to the peak's name. At one time, it was also called The Keystone.

The Kaweah Peaks Ridge spurs off to the south, while the Kings-Kaweah Divide branches off to the west.

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