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 2342nd highest mountain in California and the 23293rd 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

6 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Mar 29, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Whale Peak

  • FlagMan

Routes Used trails & approaches

50% Crazy non-cairned, sideways trail.

50% 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

#2366 in California

#23429 in United States


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California, United States

Summited by

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

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