11,503 ft / 3,506 m

#447 in California

#2,833 in United States


8,282 ft / 2,524 m

#4 in California

#18 in United States


252 summits

#5 in California

#34 in United States

Top climbing months

July   19%

September  18%

August   13%

Most climbed route

Vivian Creek Trail

Class 1


  • Highest peak in southern California and the 7th most prominent in the contiguous US (8,294 ft prominence).
  • Only mountain in Southern California with a summit a significant distance above the tree line
  • Longest recorded line of sight in the contiguous United States; it is plainly visible from the summit of Mount Whitney, 190 miles away
  • Several trails lead to the broad summit of San Gorgonio Mountain. Most routes require well over 4,000 ft of elevation gain.