Mount Ina Coolbrith

Mount Ina Coolbrith (formerly Summit Peak[3]) is a mountain of the Sierra Nevada, near the Nevada border in Sierra County, Northern California .

Mount Ina Coolbrith
Summit Peak
Mount Ina Coolbrith
Location in California
Mount Ina Coolbrith
Mount Ina Coolbrith (the United States)
Highest point
Elevation8,064 ft (2,458 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,118 ft (341 m)[2]
Coordinates39°42′09″N 120°08′36″W[1]
LocationSierra County, California, U.S.


The mountain is visible from Beckwourth Pass through which Ina Coolbrith traveled, at the age of 11, with a party led by James Beckwourth.[3][4] She would later claim to have been the first white child brought into California. The mountain was officially renamed in 1932 by the United States Geographic Board[3] with the support of the California State Legislature and the Western Pacific Railroad.[4][5][6]


The summit is 5.8 miles (9.3 km) west of Highway 395 in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Most of the mountain, including its summit, is in Sierra County, California. However, the lower northern flanks extend into Plumas County and Lassen County.

The eastern portal of the Chilcoot Tunnel, near Beckworth pass, is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to the north northeast.

See also

  • Mountains of Sierra County, California
  • Mountains of the Sierra Nevada (U.S.)


  1. "Summit". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  2. "Mount Ina Coolbrith, California". Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  3. "Mount Ina Coolbrith". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  4. Hoover, Mildred Brooke. Abeloe, William N (ed.). Historic Spots in California (3rd ed.). Stanford University Press. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. James, Edward T.; et al. (1971). Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, 1607-1950. Harvard University Press.
  6. "Ina D. Coolbrith". Retrieved June 29, 2012.
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