Whaleback Mountain


This shield volcano is composed of dark basaltic andesite, and has 4 cinder cones (and 4 craters) that appear from a distance as two mounds--giving the mountain its distinct whaleback shape. It stands at 8,344 ft. There is an excellent hang and paragliding site on the mountain, which operates under a special use permit from the Forest Service.


37805 Highway 97
Macdoel, CA 96058


41.52833300, -122.14111100
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(530) 398-4391

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