SF Bay Area Classic Peaks Challenge

The ultimate Bay Area peak challenge brings you to the top of the most iconic peaks in the region. Includes the classic peaks of the San Francisco Bay Area, spanning from Mt. St. Helena in the north to El Sombroso and Mt. Sizer in the south. From the most popular peaks (Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, Mission Peak) to relatively unknown gems (Big Rock Ridge, Rose Peak, Maguire Peaks), this challenge will expose you to the beauty of what the late Galen Rowell called "Bay Area Wild". Note that this challenge only includes peaks with trails open to the public. If we missed a classic, please let us know!





  • Mount Saint Helena

    4,342 ft / 1,323 m • 29 summits • California, United States

    Mount Saint Helena is one of the few mountains in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive any snowfall during the winter. The mountain has five peaks arranged in a rough "M"...

  • Mount Diablo

    3,864 ft / 1,178 m • 78 summits • California, United States

    Mount Diablo is the highest peak in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an isolated upthrust peak visible from most of the San Francisco Bay Area and much of northern Califo...

  • Rose Peak

    3,817 ft / 1,163 m • 8 summits • California, United States

    Rose Peak is a 3,817 ft / 1,163 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3478th highest mountain in Califor...

  • Mount Sizer

    3,182 ft / 970 m • 10 summits • California, United States

    Mount Sizer is a 3,182 ft / 970 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3947th highest mountain in Califor...

  • El Sombroso

    2,999 ft / 914 m • 12 summits • California, United States

    El Sombroso is a 2,999 ft / 914 m mountain peak in the Santa Cruz mountains in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4093rd highest mountain in...

  • Mount Olympia

    2,946 ft / 898 m • 16 summits • California, United States

    Mount Olympia is a 2,946 ft / 898 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4150th highest mountain in Calif...

  • Black Mountain

    2,820 ft / 860 m • 17 summits • California, United States

    Black Mountain is a 2,820 ft / 860 m mountain peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4221st highest mountain...

  • Hood Mountain

    2,730 ft / 832 m • 10 summits • California, United States

    Hood Mountain is a 2,664 ft / 812 m mountain peak near Calistoga, California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4186th highest mountain in California a...

  • Bald Mountain

    2,729 ft / 832 m • 10 summits • California, United States

    Bald Mountain is a 2,729 ft / 832 m mountain peak in the Mayacamas in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4314th highest mountain in Californ...

  • Monument Peak

    2,594 ft / 791 m • 16 summits • California, United States

    Monument Peak is a 2,594 ft / 791 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4462nd highest mountain in Calif...

  • Mount Tamalpais East Peak

    2,572 ft / 784 m • 64 summits • California, United States

    Mount Tamalpais (called "Mt Tam" for short) is the highest peak in the Marin Hills, part of the Northern California Coast Ranges. The East Peak is its second highest point,...

  • Mission Peak

    2,517 ft / 767 m • 63 summits • California, United States

    Mission Peak is a 2,517 ft / 767 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4524th highest mountain in Califo...

  • Borel Hill

    2,513 ft / 766 m • 17 summits • California, United States

    Borel Hill is a 2,513 ft / 766 m mountain peak in the Santa Cruz Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4499th highest mountain in Cali...

  • Sonoma Mountains High Point

    2,463 ft / 751 m • 8 summits • California, United States

    Sonoma Mountains High Point is a 2,463 ft / 751 m mountain peak in the Sonoma Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4539th highest mou...

  • Eagle Peak

    2,369 ft / 722 m • 21 summits • California, United States

    Eagle Peak is a 2,369 ft / 722 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4653rd highest mountain in Californ...

  • Montara Mountain, North Peak

    1,898 ft / 579 m • 16 summits • California, United States

    Montara Mountain, North Peak is a 1,898 ft / 579 m mountain peak in the Santa Cruz Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5050th highes...

  • Big Rock Ridge

    1,887 ft / 575 m • 6 summits • California, United States

    Big Rock Ridge is a 1,887 ft / 575 m mountain peak in the Coastal Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5075th highest mountain in Cal...

  • Las Trampas Peak

    1,827 ft / 557 m • 6 summits • California, United States

    Las Trampas Peak is a 1,827 ft / 557 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5106th highest mountain in Ca...

  • Pine Mountain

    1,762 ft / 537 m • 7 summits • California, United States

    Pine Mountain is a 1,762 ft / 537 m mountain peak in the Marin Headlands in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5173rd highest mountain in Ca...

  • Maguire Peaks

    1,688 ft / 515 m • 10 summits • California, United States

    Maguire Peaks is a 1,688 ft / 515 m mountain peak in the Diablo Range in California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5253rd highest mountain in Calif...