From Sierra Nevada to the Cascades to the San Jacinto Mountains, California showcases a cavalcade of pristine peaks. In fact, Sierra Nevada’s Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet. Hike through the ruggedly beautiful mountain trails, get your adrenaline pumping while mountain climbing, or just soak in the splendor of these rocky wonders. When the snow falls, skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of exceptional ski resorts like Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Sugar Bowl Resort. Alpine adventures abound!

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