Modjeska Peak

Modjeska Peak
Modjeska Peak

Modjeska seen from neighboring Santiago Peak.
Elevation 5,496 ft (1,675 m) [1]
Prominence 536 ft (163 m) [1]
Location Orange County, California, USA
Range Santa Ana Mountains
Coordinates 33°43′11″N 117°32′42″W / 33.7197414°N 117.5450468°W / 33.7197414; -117.5450468Coordinates: 33°43′11″N 117°32′42″W / 33.7197414°N 117.5450468°W / 33.7197414; -117.5450468[2]
Topo map USGS Santiago Peak
Easiest route Hike

Modjeska Peak is the northern mountain of Orange County's Saddleback formation. It is the second highest peak of the Santa Ana Mountains.

The peak is named for Shakespearean actress Helena Modjeska, who lived in its shadow near the end of her life.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Modjeska Peak, California". Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Modjeska Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. p. 218. 

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