Location of High Peaks
OThe highest peaks in the Sierra are concentrated in the southern half of the range. Only three peaks over 13,000 ft. (3,962 meters) occur north of the San Joaquin River (Mt. Lyell, Mt. Dana and Mt. Ritter), and most are located within the borders of Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. All of the 13 peaks over 14,000 ft. (4,267 m.) are located in one of two groups: the Mt. Whitney/Mt. Langley area in Sequoia National Park, or the Palisades at the north edge of Kings Canyon National Park.
- List of all peaks over 13,000 ft. in the Sierra Nevada (list)
- Profile of the Sierra Nevada crest (graphic)
- Elevation cross section of the Sierra Nevada (graphic)
- Sunrise on the summit of Mt. Whitney (photo)
Source data: The High Sierra, by R.J. Secor, 1992.