Whale Peak

Whale Peak is a 5,349 ft / 1,630 m mountain peak near Borrego Springs, California, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 2368th highest mountain in California and the 23436th highest mountain in the United States. The nearest peaks are Pinyon Mountain, Ghost Mountain, Diablo Benchmark, Sunset Mountain, Vallecito Mountains High Point, and North Pinyon Peak. Whale Peak belongs to the Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section, SoCal 2000, and the San Diego 100 Peaks peak lists. See the Whale Peak map, 3D fly around, and the Whale Peak photos to get a better sense of the mountain.

Whale Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by ADKinLA

7 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Mar 29, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Jeep road and x-country from the north, Crazy non-cairned, sideways trail. and Pictograph trailhead to Smuggler's Canyon (HPS route 1).

Others who’ve summited Whale Peak

  • FlagMan

Routes Used trails & approaches

33% Jeep road and x-country from the north

33% Crazy non-cairned, sideways trail.

33% Pictograph trailhead to Smuggler's Canyon (HPS route 1)


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5,349 ft / 1,630 m


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Height Rank

#2371 in California

#23452 in United States


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California, United States

Summited by

  • 100peaks
  • ADKinLA
  • SDHiker
  • klotito
  • FlagMan
  • HikerMark
  • tombecht

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