There are 58 counties in California and a corresponding 58 high points.

Some of these are easy walk with the biggest danger being the landowners who want to keep their land private.

You can get the complete list of high points here.

You will have to figure out the landowner problems yourself but we can get you through the technical difficulties on the hardest peaks.

Here is our list of the ones that we can help you with:

Fresno County – North Palisade (14,242 feet)

Not easy from any direction, this is a true mountaineers peak. We do this as a part of our Fourteeners Program. The easiest way is via the Le Conte Route and it’s variation from the west side entering via Bishop Pass.

Inyo County – Mount Whitney (14,494 feet and State Highpoint)

Readily hiked by the trail, the is the way most people ascend, but if you have trouble getting a permit or want something a little more involved then the Mountaineers Route is the way to go.

Madera County – Mount Ritter (13,143 feet)

The Ritter range is certainly one of the most beautiful parts of the Sierra and while climbed by the redoubtable John Muir in 1872 Ritter remains a considerable challenge.

We climb this as a part of our Ritter and Banner Camp.

Mono County – White Mountain Peak (14,246 feet)
An easy hike from the White Mountain Road we also include this as a part of our fantastic White Mountains Traverse.

Tuolumne County – Mount Lyell (13,114 feet)

Also the high point of Yosemite National Park it is a ten mile hike up Lyell Canyon to camp. Above here you ascend the Lyell Glacier and then do some 4th class scrambling up to the summit. Easy but exposed!

Tulare County – Mount Whitney (14,494 feet and State Highpoint)

Readily hiked by the trail, the is the way most people ascend, but if you have trouble getting a permit or want something a little more involved then the Mountaineers Route is the way to go.[/fusion_text]