San Diego County Prominent Peaks List, BM Table (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.

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.

Topo (15 min.) = The corresponding older 15 minute map the peak is on.

BM Name = The name stamped on the benchmark. Date = The date the benchmark was placed. PID = The Permanent Identifier used by the USGS to identify benchmarks.

   
     
Rank Prom,ft. Peak or BM Name EL,ft EL Topo Map (7.5 min.) Topo Map (15 min.) BM Name Date PID
1 2876 Cuyamaca Peak 6512 VABM Cuyamaca Peak Cuyamaca Peak Cuyamaca Reset 1898 DC1974
2 2820 to 2860 High Point LO 6140 BM Palomar Observatory Palomar Mountain Palomar 1939 DX5064
3 2669 to 2709 Whale Peak 5349 BM Whale Peak Borrego Whale 1939 DX4921
4 2653 Hot Springs Mtn 6533 BM Hot Springs Mtn Warner Springs Hot Springs 1939 DX4968
5 2052 to 2092 Otay Mountain 3569 BM Otay Mountain Jamul Otay 1938 DC2046
6 1955 to 1995 El Cajon Mtn 3675 VABM El Cajon Mtn El Cajon El Cajon 1938 DC2084
7 1953 to 1993 Granite Mtn 5633 BM Earthquake Valley Borrego Granite 1939 DX4923
8 1885 to 1925 Tecate Peak 3885 VABM Tecate Potrero Tecate 2 Reset 1935 DC2017
9 1651 to 1691 Eagle BM (Fish Creek Mts) 2371 BM Carrizo Mtn NE Carrizo Mountain Eagle   None
10 1627 to 1667 Viejas Mountain 4187 VABM Viejas Mountain Cuyamaca Peak Viejas 1939 DC1993
11 1592 to 1632 Coyote Mtn 3192 BM Clark Lake Clark Lake Coyote 1939 DX4947
12 1578 to 1618 Cuyapaipe BM 6378 BM Mount Laguna Mount Laguna Cuyapaipe 1939 DC1951
13 1559 to 1599 Pechacho BM 5719 BM Ranchita Santa Ysabel Pechacho 1939 DX4987
14 1545 to 1565 San Miguel Mountain 2565 VABM Jamul Mountains Jamul San Miguel Reset 1974 DC2074
15 1454 to 1474 Woodson Mtn (LO site) 2901 BM San Pasqual Ramona Woodson 1938 DX5028
16 1375 to 1415 Lyons Peak LO 3741 BM Dulzura Jamul Lyons Peak 1938 DC2039
17 1313 to 1393 Combs Peak 6193 BM Bucksnort Mtn Warner Springs Combs 1939 DX4963
18 1273 to 1313 North Peak 5993 Spot Julian Santa Ysabel      
19 1272 to 1312 Jacumba Mountain 4512 VABM Jacumba Jacumba Jacumba 1935 DC1901
20 1248 to 1288 Carrizo Mtn 2408 VABM Carrizo Mtn Carrizo Mountain Carrizo 1924 DC1868
21 1226 to 1266 Rabbit Peak 6660 Inter. Rabbit Peak Rabbit Peak      
22 1196 to 1236 Gaskill Peak 3836 Spot Barrett Lake Potrero      
23 1155 to 1195 Angel Mtn 4554 BM Mesa Grande Ramona Angel 1939 DX5018
24 1180 Pine Mtn 4221 Spot Mesa Grande Ramona      
25 1136 to 1156 Nielson BM 2416 BM Pechanga None Nielson 1939 DX3881
26 1130 P5340 ft (Mile High) 5340 Inter. Rabbit Peak Rabbit Peak      
27 1079 to 1119 Iron Spring Mountain 5755 Spot Beauty Mountain Warner Springs      
28 1062 to 1102 P6582 ft (Dawns Peak) 6582 Spot Clark Lake NE Clark Lake      
29 1057 to 1097 Sunset Mountain 3657 BM Whale Peak Borrego Yak 1939 DX4920
30 1068 to 1088 Pala Mountain 2150 Inter. Pala None      
31 1041 to 1081 P4481 ft 4481 Spot Warners Ranch Santa Ysabel      
32 1029 to 1069 Margarita Peak 3189 BM Margarita Peak Margarita Peak Margarita 1939 DX4080
33 1042 to 1062 Coolidge BM 2245 VABM Oasis Rabbit Peak Coolidge 1939 DX4890
34 1019 to 1059 P2059 ft (Jamul Mts) 2059 Spot Jamul Mountains Jamul      
35 1036 to 1056 Mt. Whitney 1738 BM Rancho Santa Fe None Whitney 1939 DX3923
36 1016 to 1056 Stage BM 2816 BM Agua Caliente Springs Mount Laguna Stage 1939 DC1946
37 1046 P2349 ft 2349 Spot Temecula None      
38 982 to 1022 P3902 ft 3902 Spot Monument Peak Mount Laguna      
39 978 to 1018 P2258 ft 2258 Spot Alpine El Cajon      
40 991 to 1011 Cowles Mtn 1591 BM La Mesa La Jolla Cowles 1939 DC1471
41 985 to 1005 San Onofre Mtn 1725 Spot Las Pulgas Canyon None