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13 Mountain Peaks to explore in Madera County

Madera County

Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.

Banner Peak
Banner PeakBanner Peak, California, USA

This is the most picturesque peak in the Sierra Nevada. It is the second highest peak in the Ritter Range. The mountain is 12,942 feet tall, and there are several glaciers on its slopes. It lies within the boundaries of the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Banner Peak is most photogenic from the northeast: it seems to be floating on the vast 2-mile wide waters of Thousand Island Lake, while bulky Mount Ritter is hidden from view

Madera Peak
Madera PeakMadera Peak, California, USA

Madera Peak is located just south of the copper mining town of Miami, Arizona, and is the northernmost summit in the Pinal Mountains. It is a prominent peak when viewed from the west side. From the summit of Madera Peak one gains great views of a vast complex of high ranges including Ritter Range, the Sierra crest, Silver Divide, Yosemite boundary divide, and Clark Range.

Minaret Vista
Minaret VistaLookout Point Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA

This is a mountain pass on Highway 203 in the central Sierra Nevada. The pass, lying on the Madera-Mono County border, is within the Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest and located near Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes, and Mammoth Mountain. It offers views of the Ritter Range, including The Minarets, Mount Ritter and Banner Peak, to the west and the Long Valley Caldera, the Glass Mountains and the White Mountains to the east.

Mount Ansel Adams
Mount Ansel AdamsMt Ansel Adams, California, USA

Mount Ansel Adams is a peak in the Sierra Nevada of California. At an elevation of 11,766 ft. the summit is in Yosemite National Park near the park's eastern boundary. It lies 0.8 miles northeast of Foerster Peak and 1.3 miles west-southwest of Electra Peak[2] at the head of the Lyell Fork of the Merced River. It was named in 1985 for Ansel Adams, the preeminent landscape photographer, conservationist, and member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club, a role he maintained for 37 years.

Mount Davis
Mount DavisMt Davis, California, USA

Mount Davis is a prominent peak in the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Inyo National Forest and south of Yosemite National Park. The peak was named in honor of Lieutenant Milton Fennimore Davis, who was with the first troops detailed to guard Yosemite National Park. Davis was the first person to climb the peak.

Mount Florence
Mount FlorenceMt Florence, California, USA

Mount Florence is a remote and isolated peak deep in the Yosemite backcountry, and ranks as the tenth highest in the national park. marks the southern boundary of Sequoia National Park. On the summit the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness, the John Krebs Wilderness and Golden Trout Wilderness meet. It is a good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do.

Mount Lyell
Mount LyellMt Lyell, California, USA

This is the highest point in Yosemite National Park. The peak as well as nearby Lyell Canyon is named after Charles Lyell, a well-known 19th century geologist. The peak had one of the last remaining glaciers in Yosemite, Lyell Glacier. The most common approach to Mount Lyell is from Tuolumne Meadows on a highly traveled section of the John Muir Trail.

Mount Ritter
Mount RitterMt Ritter, California, USA

Mount Ritter is the highest mountain in Madera County, California, in the Western United States. It is made of strikingly dark rock and is quite prominent due to its height and isolation. A good and risky trekking destination and also this mountain offers you astonishing views of this area.

Red Peak
Red PeakRed Peak Pass, California, USA

Red Peak is an 11,699-foot-elevation mountain summit located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is the second-highest peak in the Clark Range, which is a subset of the Sierra Nevada. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Red Peak
Red PeakRed Peak, California, USA

A majestic mountain summit at an elevation of 11,699-foot. It second-highest peak in the Clark Range, which is a subset of the Sierra Nevada. This geographical feature's brilliant color is caused by iron-bearing minerals weathered to an iron rust which colors the granite. A good trekking destination and also a beautiful view point.

Rodgers Peak
Rodgers PeakRodgers Peak, California, USA

Rodgers Peak is a mountain in the Sierra Nevada in United States. The peak features commanding views over the drainage of the North Fork of the San Joaquin to nearby Davis, Banner, and Ritter, as well as towards its Yosemite neighbours Lyell and Maclure.Mount Davis, Banner Peak, and Mount Ritter are visible from the summit, as well as the Yosemite peaks Mount Maclure and Mount Lyell. Electra Peak is quite close, and Foerster Peak is also near.

Shuteye Peak
Shuteye PeakShuteye Peak, California 93604, USA

A majestic mountain located in the Sierra National Forest in Madera County, California. It is known for its panoramic views of the San Joaquin Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Bass Lake, and North Fork areas and is home to one of the last active fire lookouts in California. The peak is accessible by a main trailhead which begins north of Central Camp used by the United States Forest Service to supply the Shuteye Peak Fire Lookout by off-road vehicle.

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National ParkYosemite National Park, California, USA

A majestic national park surrounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on the northwest by Stanislaus National Forest. It is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals.The park contains suitable habitat for more than 160 rare plants, with rare local geologic formations and unique soils characterizing the restricted ranges many of these plants occupy.

Map of Mountain Peaks to explore in Madera County