Elevation

9,103 ft / 2,775 m

#1,283 in California

#8,715 in United States

Prominence

1,363 ft / 415 m

#349 in California

#1,693 in United States

Summits

71 summits

#59 in California

#503 in United States

Top climbing months

July   20%

September  16%

June   13%

Most climbed route

Standard trail (ends before summit)

6.1 mi • 1,963 ft gain

Highlights

  • Popular hike and backcountry skiing summit with easy access from I-80 at Donner Pass.
  • Most people stop at the end of the trail at the West Summit of Castle Peak. This, the true summit, is the easternmost of 3 rock turrets. From the West Summit, a climbers path leads east to the base of a short but highly-exposed class 3/4 scramble to the summit block.
  • Lies in the Tahoe National Forest and standard route crosses the Pacific Crest Trail at Castle Pass.
23 summits • 6.1 mi • 1,963 ft gain • 5 hr 10 min
3 summits • 14.7 mi • 2,346 ft gain • 8 hr 42 min
2 summits • 6.4 mi • 1,402 ft gain • 2 hr 59 min • Class 4
1 summit • 10.2 mi • 2,128 ft gain • 5 hr 11 min
1 summit • 62.8 mi • 10,840 ft gain • 15 hr 33 min
1 summit • 6.4 mi • 1,712 ft gain • 5 hr 55 min

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