California is a land of superlatives and these are its highest peaks. Includes the 14 California peaks over 14,000 ft with at least 300 ft prominence. With the exception of volcano Mount Shasta in the Cascades and White Mountain Peak in the White Mountains, all are located on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. Although only 14 peaks, the wide range of technical difficulty required makes finishing this challenge a real accomplishment.


Highest peak

Mount Whitney

14,505 ft / 4,421 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Whitney

10,075 ft / 3,070 m

Most summited peak

Mount Whitney

429 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Whitney

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 3 peaks

Top climbing months

August   25%

July   22%

September  18%