San Diego County Prominent Peaks List, 41 peaks (Posted February 7, 2004)

Mountain peaks in San Diego County down to 1000 feet ranked from most to least prominent. Research done by Edward Earl. Additional research of UTM coordinates and benchmark names and data by Richard Carey.

Key to Column Headings:

Rank = The prominence ranking of the peak from highest to lowest. Prom,ft. = The prominence measure of the peak in feet.

Peak or BM Name = The name of the peak as shown on the topo map. A Pxxxx ft. with the elevation of the peak if it is not named on the map. Names in parentheses are alternate names for the peak.

Peak List = Lists any club sponsored peak list the peak may be on. CPL = County Peaks List (Sierra Club), DPS is the Desert Peaks Section, HPS is the Hundred Peaks Section, OCL is the Orange County List, LPL is the Lower Peaks List, CHPT = County High Point.

EL = How the elevation is shown on the map. A BM or VABM entry indicates a brass survey monument or benchmark is at the summit.

UTM,E: The UTM grid easting value in meters. UTM,N: The UTM grid northing value in meters.

Intr.: The contour interval on the map. Year: Year of map the data is taken from.

Land: ABDSP = Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, BLM = Bureau of Land Management, CIR = Cuyapaipe Indian Reservation, CNF = Cleveland National Forest, CP = County Park, CPMB = Camp Pendelton Marine Base, CSP = Cuyamaca State Park, LCIR = Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, MTRP = Mission Trails Regional Park, PIR = Pala Indian Reservation, PL = Private Land, SDCP = San Diego City Property, SYIR = Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation, blank = unknown

Note: UTM values are in NAD 27 in zone 11S.

Rank Prom., ft. County Peak or BM Name Peak List EL,ft EL UTM,E UTM,N Topo Map (7.5 min.) Intr. Year Land
1 2876 San Diego Cuyamaca Peak CPL, HPS 6512 VABM 536830 3645260 Cuyamaca Peak 40ft 1982 CSP
2 2820 to 2860 San Diego High Point LO CPL, HPS 6140 BM 515300 3691400 Palomar Observatory 40ft 1988 CNF
3 2669 to 2709 San Diego Whale Peak CPL, HPS 5349 BM 563940 3654560 Whale Peak 40ft 1978 ABDSP
4 2653 San Diego Hot Springs Mtn HPS, CHPT 6533 BM 539193 3686116 Hot Springs Mtn 40ft 1988 LCIR
5 2052 to 2092 San Diego Otay Mountain CPL 3569 BM 514660 3606160 Otay Mountain 40ft 1972 BLM
6 1955 to 1995 San Diego El Cajon Mtn CPL 3675 VABM 516910 3641660 El Cajon Mtn 40ft 1988 CNF
7 1953 to 1993 San Diego Granite Mtn CPL, HPS 5633 BM 548672 3656880 Earthquake Valley 40ft 1959 ABDSP
8 1885 to 1925 San Diego Tecate Peak CPL 3885 VABM 529300 3604530 Tecate 40ft 1960 BLM
9 1651 to 1691 Imperial Eagle BM (Fish Creek Mts)   2371 BM 593322 3649106 Carrizo Mtn NE 40ft 1975 BLM
10 1627 to 1667 San Diego Viejas Mountain CPL 4187 VABM 525720 3635730 Viejas Mountain 40ft 1988 CNF
11 1592 to 1632 San Diego Coyote Mtn CPL 3192 BM 562540 3689366 Clark Lake 40ft 1974 ABDSP
12 1578 to 1618 San Diego Cuyapaipe BM HPS 6378 BM 556180 3633420 Mount Laguna 40ft 1988 CIR
13 1559 to 1599 San Diego Pechacho BM   5719 BM 535450 3669390 Ranchita 40ft 1960 SYIR
14 1545 to 1565 San Diego San Miguel Mountain   2565 VABM 506040 3617440 Jamul Mountains 20ft 1975 PL
15 1454 to 1474 San Diego Woodson Mtn (LO site) CPL, LPL 2901 BM 502820 3652060 San Pasqual 20ft 1982 SDCP
16 1375 to 1415 San Diego Lyons Peak LO   3741 BM 522190 3618050 Dulzura 40ft 1988 CNF
17 1313 to 1393 San Diego Combs Peak CPL, HPS 6193 BM 536750 3694890 Bucksnort Mtn 40ft 1975 ABDSP
18 1273 to 1313 San Diego North Peak   5993 Spot 538745 3651918 Julian 40ft 1988 PL
19 1272 to 1312 San Diego Jacumba Mountain CPL, DPS 4512 VABM 578396 3617903 Jacumba 40ft 1975 ABDSP
20 1248 to 1288 Imperial Carrizo Mtn   2408 VABM 592270 3632120 Carrizo Mtn 40ft 1975 BLM
21 1226 to 1266 Riverside Rabbit Peak HPS, DPS 6660 Inter. 570780 3699420 Rabbit Peak 40ft 1959 BLM
22 1196 to 1236 San Diego Gaskill Peak CPL 3836 Spot 526640 3622190 Barrett Lake 40ft 1982 CNF
23 1155 to 1195 San Diego Angel Mtn   4554 BM 521356 3674750 Mesa Grande 20ft 1988 PL
24 1180 San Diego Pine Mtn   4221 Spot 513213 3677128 Mesa Grande 20ft 1988 PL
25 1136 to 1156 Riverside Nielson BM   2416 BM 488430 3700210 Pechanga 20ft 1988  
26 1130 San Diego P5340 ft (Mile High) CPL 5340 Inter. 575280 3693000 Rabbit Peak 40ft 1959 ABDSP
27 1079 to 1119 Riverside Iron Spring Mountain HPS 5755 Spot 528190 3701400 Beauty Mountain 40ft 1960  
28 1062 to 1102 Riverside P6582 ft (Dawns Peak)   6582 Spot 563950 3702220 Clark Lake NE 40ft 1960 BLM
29 1057 to 1097 San Diego Sunset Mountain CPL 3657 BM 567500 3662680 Whale Peak 40ft 1978 ABDSP
30 1068 to 1088 San Diego Pala Mountain   2150 Inter. 496136 3688708 Pala 20ft 1988 PIR
31 1041 to 1081 San Diego P4481 ft   4481 Spot 524205 3672114 Warners Ranch 40ft 1975 SYIR
32 1029 to 1069 San Diego Margarita Peak OCL 3189 BM 463780 3700430 Margarita Peak 20ft 1988 PL
33 1042 to 1062 Imperial Coolidge BM   2245 VABM 585900 3693850 Oasis 20ft 1974 PL
34 1019 to 1059 San Diego P2059 ft (Jamul Mts)   2059 Spot 510990 3615440 Jamul Mountains 20ft 1975  
35 1036 to 1056 San Diego Mt. Whitney   1738 BM 485595 3663181 Rancho Santa Fe 20ft 1983 PL
36 1016 to 1056 San Diego Stage BM CPL 2816 BM 566890 3641910 Agua Caliente Springs 40ft 1959 BLM
37 1046 Riverside P2349 ft   2349 Spot 486650 3701095 Temecula 20ft 1975  
38 982 to 1022 San Diego P3902 ft   3902 Spot 555640 3642790 Monument Peak 40ft 1988 BLM
39 978 to 1018 San Diego P2258 ft   2258 Spot 515160 3633470 Alpine 40ft 1988 PL
40 991 to 1011 San Diego Cowles Mtn CPL 1591 BM 497110 3630340 La Mesa 20ft 1984 MTRP
41 985 to 1005 San Diego San Onofre Mtn   1725 Spot 454030 3691543 Las Pulgas Canyon 20ft 1975 CPMB